Suzanne Lareau

Suzanne Lareau MS

Clinical Senior Instructor
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:suzanne.lareau@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-3581

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 rehabilitations 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.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

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

Awards

  1. Elizabeth Rich MD Awardee, American Thoracic Society 2013
  2. Pioneer Award, American Thoracic Society Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly 2013
  3. Elizabeth Rich MD Award Nominee, American Thoracic Society 20012
  4. Fellow, American Academy of Nursing 2006
  5. Who's Who in ATS, American Thoracic Society 2005
  6. Elizabeth Rich MD Award Nominee, American Thoracic Society 2001
  7. Excellence in Nursing Leadership and Clinical Practice, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International 1999
  8. Nursing Excellence in Writing, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International 1999
  9. Nursing Excellence in Writing, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International 1996
  10. Excellence in Nursing Award, VAMC, Loma Linda CA 1993
  11. Professional Employee of the Year, Federal Executive Board of Los Angeles 1993
  12. Nursing Excellence in Writing, Gamma Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International 1990