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Suzanne Lareau

Suzanne Lareau MS, RN

Senior Instructor
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:suzanne.lareau@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-3581

Alt Phone:505-453-3251

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Suzanne Lareau’s clinical expertise is in the management of pulmonary patients. She is internationally known for her work in pulmonary rehabilitation's and is former Chair of the Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the American Thoracic Society (ATS).

She has developed international guidelines on the treatment and management of COPD patients for ATS. She has served on task forces to develop statements by both the ATS and European Respiratory Society (ERS): Pulmonary Rehabilitation (1999, 2006, and 2013); Dyspnea (1999, 2012); and a document on integrated care of the patient with COPD (2012).

She serves on the editorial boards of two journals and is a reviewer for more than 25 medical and nursing journals. She has developed two instruments evaluating symptoms and functional status in pulmonary patients (the Pulmonary Functional Status and Dyspnea Questionnaire [PFSDQ] and the shorter version, the PFSDQ-M). These have been used and translated into eight languages.

She has currently been appointed to the American Thoracic Society Task Force for Development of Document on Frailty in COPD, 2021-2022, and to the advisory group on outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation (Chair), 2019 - present.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Master's in Nursing, University of Arizona 1973
  • Bachelor's in Nursing, University of South Carolina 1969
  • Nursing Diploma, Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing 1966

Awards

  • Fellow in the American Thoracic Society (ATSF) 2018
  • Elizabeth Rich MD Awardee, American Thoracic Society 2013
  • Pioneer Award, American Thoracic Society Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly 2013
  • Elizabeth Rich MD Award Nominee, American Thoracic Society 20012
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing 2006
  • Who's Who in ATS, American Thoracic Society 2005
  • Elizabeth Rich MD Award Nominee, American Thoracic Society 2001
  • Excellence in Nursing Leadership and Clinical Practice, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International 1999
  • Nursing Excellence in Writing, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International 1999
  • Nursing Excellence in Writing, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International 1996
  • Excellence in Nursing Award, VAMC, Loma Linda CA 1993
  • Professional Employee of the Year, Federal Executive Board of Los Angeles 1993
  • Nursing Excellence in Writing, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International 1990