Dr. Linda L. Chlan is the Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Symptom Management Research, and the Director of Symptom Science, Center of Excellence in Critical and Complex Care, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Minnesota and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the College of Nursing, University of Iowa. Dr. Chlan was a tenured faculty member in the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota prior to joining the College of Nursing at OSU in January 2013. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Chlan was a staff nurse in the ICU and emergency department.
Dr. Chlan’s program of research focuses on testing symptom management interventions (non-pharmacological and pharmacological) for critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilatory support, particularly integrative approaches to reduce anxiety such as relaxing music. Pharmacological symptom management interventions include the feasibility and acceptability of patient-controlled sedation (PCS) with dexmedetomidine.