Erica Schorr, PhD, BSBA, RN

Associate Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative

Erica Schorr

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-6406

Fax 612-625-7180

Office Address:
6-138F Weaver Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
Room 5-140 WDH
1331A (Campus Delivery Code)
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, University of Minnesota (Nursing / Integrative Therapies & Healing Practices), 2013

BSN, University of Detroit (Nursing), 2005

BSBA Xavier University (Marketing, Pre-medicine), 2004


Awards & Recognition

Daisy Faculty Award: Understanding of Social Determinants in Health, University of Minnesota School of Nursing (2017)
Abstract of Distinction, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (2016)
Excellence in Nursing Education Award, University of Minnesota School of Nursing Alumni Society (2015)
Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award Finalist, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (2014)
New Investigator Pre-K Career Development Scholar, University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (2014-2017)
Certificate of Honorable Mention for the Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2013)
Helen Wells Nursing Research Award, University of Minnesota (2011-2012)
Jonas & Hartford Nurse Leader Scholar, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence & John A. Hartford Foundation (2010-2012)
ThinkSwiss Travel Grant to attend Meta-Analysis Course at the University of Basel Institute of Nursing Science Summer School (2010)
M & M Gerontological Nursing Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2019-2011)
Minnesota Hartford Geriatric Nursing Education Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation (2009-2010)


Research Summary/Interests

Statement of Advising Philosophy & Expectations for PhD Students

Statement of Advising Philosophy

- Coronary and Peripheral Artery Disease
- Effective interventions to increase physical activity, decrease sedentary time, and improve function and quality of life
- Wearables and mobile technologies to support health behavior change and maintenance
- Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
- Cardiovascular disease risk reduction for African Americans
- Interdisciplinary Translational Research

Research Methods/Techniques

Intervention development and testing; Mixed methods; m-Health, including mobile phones and wearables

Research Funding Grants

Research Funding Grants

Title: Wearable and Mobile Technologies to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Adults
Funding Source: Olofson Trust
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2/1/20 - 1/31/22

Title: Use of a Wearable Device to Examine the Relationships among Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Glycemic Control in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Thailand: A Pilot Study

Funding Source: University of Minnesota Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility Global Health Seed Grant

Role: Principal Investigator

Project Dates: 7/1/19-6/30/21

Title: Role of Diabetes and Sedentary Time in Outcomes of Structured Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease (M.O. Whipple, PI)
Funding Source: NINR/NIH
Role: Co-Sponsor (PhD Adviser)
Project Dates: 4/1/17-10/31/19

Title: Healthy Aging and Mobility Initiative(D.J. Treat-Jacobson, PI)
Funding Source: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 6/1/15 – 8/31/18

Title: Discrepancy Between Self-Report and Objective Assessments of Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Adults: “Know Your Numbers”(R.L. Lindquist, PI)
Funding Source: Driven to Discover Community Health Research Grants Program, CTSI, UMN Office of Community Engagement
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 4/1/17-3/31/18

Title: Utilizing Wearable Technology to Monitor Physical Activity and Sleep After Coronary Revascularization
Funding Source: Education Pre-K Career Development Award, CTSI
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 3/1/14 – 5/31/17

Title: The Effect of Continuous Activity Tracking on Physical Activity Maintenance Following Cardiac Rehabilitation
Funding Source: Grant-In-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship, OVPR, University of Minnesota
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 7/1/14 – 6/30/16

Title: Testing a New Model of Cardiovascular Risk Reduction for African American Men (R.A. Lindquist, PI)
Funding Source: CHAAMPS
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 7/1/15 – 6/30/17Title: Wise and Well(K. Talley, PI)
Funding Source: Driven to Discover Community Health Research Grants Program, CTSI
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 3/1/15 - 9/1/15

Title: Fitness After 55 (C. Cheung, PI)
Funding Source: Driven to Discover Community Health Research Grants Program, CTSI
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Project Dates: 3/1/14 – 9/1/14

Title: Characterization of the Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Symptom Experience
Funding Source: NINR/NIH
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 5/30/11 – 8/25/13

Title: Exercise Training to Reduce Claudication: Arm Ergometry versus Treadmill Walking (D.J. Treat-Jacobson, PI)
Funding Source: NHLBI/NIH
Role: Graduate Research Assistant
Project Dates: 8/20/08 – 8/25/13



Selected Publications: (mentee)

Michalowski M, Austin RR, Mathiason MA, Maganti S, Schorr E, Monson KA (2018). Relationships among interventions and health literacy outcomes for sub-populations: A data-driven approach. Journal of Nursing and Social Sciences related to Health and Illness, Vol. 20, no. 3/2018.

Monsen KA, Rudenick J, Kapinos N, Warmbold K, McMahon S, Schorr E (2018). Documentation of social determinants in electronic health records with and without standardized terminologies: A comparative study. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, p. 1-7; doi: 10.1177/2010105818785641.

Lee S, Schorr E, Hadidi NN, Kelley R, Treat-Jacobson D, Lindquist R (2018). Power of peer support to change health behavior to reduce risks for heart disease and stroke for African American men in a faith-based community. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 5(5); 1107-1116; doi: 10.1007/s40615-018-0460-7.

Schorr EN, Treat-Jacobson D, Lindquist R (2017). The relationship between peripheral artery disease (PAD) symptomatology and ischemia. Nursing Research, 66(5); 378-387.

Schorr EN, Mays RJ (2017). Patient perspectives on claudication: An opportunity to improve the adoption and adherence of exercise therapy. Vascular Medicine, 22(5); 385-386. Published online ahead of print on August 10, 2017; doi: 10.1177/1358863X17724265.

Lee S, Schorr E, Chi C, Treat-Jacobson D, Mathiason MA, Lindquist R (2017). Peer group and text message-based weight-loss and management intervention for African-American women. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Published online ahead of print on March 23, 2017; doi: 10.1177/0193945917697225.

Whipple MO, Schorr EN, Talley KM, Lindquist R, Bronas UG, Treat-Jacobson D (2017). Variability inindividual response to aerobic exercise interventions among older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 1-37. Published online ahead of print on September 27, 2017; doi: 10.1123/japa.2017-0054.

Schorr EN, Peden-McAlpine C, Treat-Jacobson D, Lindquist R (2015). Characterization of the peripheralartery disease symptom experience. Geriatric Nursing, 36(4); 293-300.

Schorr EN,Treat-Jacobson D (2013). Methods of symptom evaluation and their impact on peripheral artery disease (PAD) symptom prevalence: A review. Vascular Medicine, 18(2); 95-111.

Treat-Jacobson D, Lindquist RA, Witt DR, Kirk LN, Schorr EN, Bronas UG, Davey C, Regensteiner JG (2012). The PADQOL: Development and validation of a PAD-specific quality of life questionnaire. Vascular Medicine, 17(6); 405-415.


Academic Interests and Focus

Nursing Research; Nursing Intervention; Nursing Theory; Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults; Critical Review in Health Research


Foundational Concepts of Professional Nursing
Nursing Care for Complex Health Conditions

Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration
Human Responses to Health and Illness: Adults and Elders

Critical Review in Health Research 


Board Certifications

RN State of MN Board of Nursing



Driven to Discover

In The News

UMN Expert: Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in African-Americans

Global research looks at wearable tech to promote physical activity in Thai adults with diabetes

First-of-its-kind study in Thailand assesses if wearable tech promotes physical activity