Tracy Curran

Adjunct
  • School of Nursing

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University
  • PhD in Health Professions Education from Simmons College.

License/Certifications

  • CAGS Health Profession Education
  • PEARS Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization
  • Keiser Cycle Instructor

Area of Expertise

  • Pediatric Clinical Exercise Testing, Exercise Science, Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation, Congenital Heart Disease

What I Teach

  • Research Methods
  • Exercise Assessment and Prescription Lab

Community Engagement

  • Cycle Events
  • 5k, 10k, half marathons, full marathons, triathlons

Publications/Presentations

"Successful Pulmonary Artery Dilation Results in Improved Exercise Function in Patients with Repaired Tetrology of Fallot" N. Sutton, J. Lock, T. Curran, S. Picard, J. Rhodes. Circulation, Supplement II. Vol. 112, No. 17. October 25, 2005.

"Impact of Cardiac Rehabilitation on the Exercise Function of Children with Serious Congenital Heart Disease". J. Rhodes, T. Curran, L, Camil, N. Rabidieau, D. Fulton, N. Gauthier, K Gauvrea, K Jenkins. Pediatrics, Vol. 116, No .6. 1339-1345 December 2005.

"Determinants of Exercise Function Following Univentricular versus Biventricular Repair for Pulmonary Atresia/Intact Ventricular Septum". D. Sanghavi, M. Flanagan, A. Powell, T. Curran, S. Picard, J. Rhodes American Journal of Cardiology 2006; 97: 1638-1643

"Impact of Fontan Fenestration Closure on Exercise Function" Abstract 2006. Jeffery J Meadows, Gerald R Marx, Tracy J Curran, Julie A Sheehan, Sarah T Picard, Jonathan Rhodes, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

"Sustained Effects of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Children with Serious Heart Disease". J. Rhodes, T. Curran, L, Camil, N. Rabidieau, D. Fulton, N. Gauthier, K Gauvrea, K Jenkins Pediatrics, Vol. 118, no. 3 586-59, February 2006

"Impact of Cardiac Rehabilitation on the Exercise Function of Children with Serious Congenital Heart Disease". Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund Research Symposium; Scientific Poster Presentation. October 2006.

"Clinical Indications for Exercise Testing and Analysis of Test Results". Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Association Annual Fall Conference, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York. Presenter October2006.

"Effect of Pulmonary Artery Angioplasty on the Exercise Function of Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot". Nicole J. Sutton, Lynn Peng, James E. Lock, Peter Lang, Tracy J. Curran, Julie-Anne O'Neill, Sarah T. Picard, Jonathan Rhodes, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, American Heart Journal, Volume 155, No. 1, January 2008

A case-based presentation on Exercise Testing and Prescription for The Obesity Medicine Inter-hospital Rounds January 13, 2009

"Exercise Prescriptions for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease". Jennifer Smith, MS, Anne Marie Valente, MD, Kathleen Solly, MS, Tracy Curran, MS, Julie Ann O'Neil, MS, Michael J. Landzberg, MD, Jonathan Rhodes, MD, Caitlyn O'Brien-Joyce, MHP, PA-C . Abstract ACC 2010.

"Recovery of Oxygen Consumption Following Maximal Exercise in Children". Tajinder P Singh; Mark E Alexander; Kimberlee Gauvreau; Tracy Curran; Yael Rhodes; Jonathan Rhodes Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise August 2010

"Non-Invasive Photoplethysmographic Estimation of Pulmonary Blood Flow in Patient with Congenital Heart Dissease". Jonathan Rhodes, Brian Fromm, Diego Porras, Jennifer Smith, Julieann O'Neill, Kathleen Solly, Tracy J. Curran, Ana Ubeda Tikkanen, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. ACC Abstract December 14, 2011

"Non-invasive Estimation of Pulmonary Blood Flow Using Photoacoustic Spectroscopy in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease" Jonathan Rhodes, Brian S. Fromm, Diego Porras, Alexander Opotowsky, Mark E. Alexander, Tracy J. Curran, Julieann O'Neill, Jennifer L. Smith, Kathleen M. Solly, Children's Hospital Boston, MA, USA. AHA Abstract November 2012

Faculty Panel Member at the Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology
"Sorting out Risk Prevention in 2014: The Impact of a Collaborative Prevention Clinical Resource Team" March 2014

"Incidence and Predictors of Dangerous Arrhythmias during Pediatric Exercise Tests." Barry OM, Gauvreau K, Rhodes J, Reichman J, Curran TJ, O'Neill JA, Smith JL, Bourette LE, Alexander ME. AHA Abstract November 2017