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Mary Love

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Assistant Professor
College of Medicine

Dr. Mary Love, PhD, MSN, RN, serves as an Assistant Professor of Nursing, contributing her extensive expertise and passion for cardiovascular health and addressing health disparities. With a solid educational background, she earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Houston in 2019, following an MSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Nursing in 2002, and a BSN from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982.

Dr. Love's clinical and research interests converge on cardiovascular nursing, health disparities, psychosocial well-being, stress management, and non-pharmacological interventions. Her professional prowess lies in secondary prevention of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE), with a focus on improving outcomes and reducing disparities.

Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Dr. Love has garnered prestigious accolades such as being accepted into the National Research Mentoring Network Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators and named a Health NIMHD-RCMI Affiliate and Scholar. Her dedication to excellence has been further acknowledged through awards like the Good Samaritan Bronze Award for Excellence in Nursing Education.

Dr. Love's scholarly work is widely published, encompassing topics ranging from the effects of racism and resilience on Black stroke survivors' quality of life to caregiver burden among informal caregivers of stroke survivors. Her research contributes significantly to the advancement of knowledge in nursing and healthcare, making her a valued asset to both academic and clinical communities. You can contact Dr. Love during her office hours on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm or reach her via phone at 832-842-5565 or email at