Kathryn Wood

Kathryn Wood

Associate Professor, tenure track | PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN


Dr. Wood is an Associate Professor, tenure track, and received her MSN in Cardiovascular Nursing from University of Alabama, Birmingham and her PhD in Physiological Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. Before joining Emory, she was a faculty member for eight years at Duke University School of Nursing.

Areas of Expertise

Acute & Chronic Care
Biological Behavioral/omics
Cardiovascular Health
Symptom Science


Wood, K.A., Barnes, A.H., Paul, S., Hines, K.A., & Jackson K.P. (2018). Symptom challenges after atrial fibrillation ablation. Heart & Lung, 46(6), 425-431. PMID: 28923248. PMCID: PMC5811184. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2017.08.007

Barnason, S., White-Williams, C., Rossi, L.P., Centeno, M., Crabbe, D.L., Lee, K.S., McCabe, N., Nauser, J., Schulz, P., Stamp, K., Wood, K.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Clinical Cardiology; and Stroke Council. (2017). Evidence for Therapeutic Patient Education Interventions to Promote Cardiovascular Patient Self-Management: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 10(6):e000025. PMID: 28630370. doi: 10.1161/HCQ.0000000000000025.

White, J., Withers, K.L., Lencioni, M., Carolan-Rees, G., Wilkes, A.R., Wood, K.A., Patrick, H., Cunningham, D. & Griffith, M. (2016). Cardiff cardiac ablation patient-reported outcome measure (C-CAP): validation of a new questionnaire set for patients undergoing catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias in the UK. Quality of Life Research, 26(6); 1571-1583. PMID: 26659900, doi: 10.1007/s11136-015-1194-1.

Lane, D.A. & Wood, K. (2015). A Patient’s Guide to Taking the Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) for Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation, 131(16), e412-e415. PMID: 25901074.

Withers, K.L., Wood, K.A., Carolan-Rees, G., Patrick, H., Lencioni, M. & Griffith, M. (2015). Living on a Knife Edge - the daily struggle of coping with Symptomatic Cardiac Arrhythmias. Health Quality of Life Outcomes, 13(7), 86-92. PMID: 26104746, doi: 10.1186/s12955-015-0282-9.

Furie, K.L., Goldstein, L.B., Albers, G.W., Khatri, P., Neyens, R., Turakhia, M.P., Turan, T.N. & Wood, K.W., American Heart Association Stroke Council; Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research; Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; Council on Clinical Cardiology; & Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease. (2012). Oral antithrombotic agents for the prevention of stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: A science advisory for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke, 43(12), 3442-53. PMID: 22858728.

Wood, K.A., Stewart, A.L., Drew, B.J., Scheinman, M.M. & Froëlicher, E.S. (2010). Patient perception of symptoms and quality of life following ablation in patients with supraventricular tachycardia. Heart & Lung, 39(1), 12-20. PMID: 20109982, PMCID: 2817962.

Wood, K.A., Stewart, A.L., Drew, B.J., Scheinman, M.M. & Froëlicher, E.S. (2009). Development and initial psychometric evaluation of the Patient Perspective of Arrhythmia Questionnaire. Research in Nursing and Health, 32(5), 504-516. PMID: 19701927, PMCID: 2953868.

Wood, K.A., Wiener, C.L. & Kayser-Jones, J. (2007). Supraventricular tachycardia and the struggle to be believed. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 6(4), 293-302. PMID: 17409024, PMCID: 2267208.

Wood, K.A., Eisenberg, S., Kalman, J., Drew, B.J., Saxon, L.A., Lee, R.J., Lesh, M.D. & Scheinman, M.M. (1997). Risk of thromboembolism in chronic atrial flutter. American Journal of Cardiology, 79(8), 1043-1047. PMID: 9114761

Wood, K.A., Drew, B.J. & Scheinman, M.M. (1997). Frequency of disabling symptoms in supraventricular tachycardia. American Journal of Cardiology, 79(2), 145-149. PMID: 9193013.


Dr. Wood teaches a health outcomes doctoral seminar, an undergraduate statistics course, and a masters level evidence based practice course.