Emily Patton is a Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and international medicine. She is an Instructor and the Project Faculty Liaison on a NEPQR grant entitled "Building a Resilient Primary Care Registered Nurse Workforce for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control in Alabama." She has a passion for providing medical care and health education to underserved populations both at home and abroad. She served as an Adjunct Didactic Instructor in the MSN program at UAB for four years prior to starting her full-time faculty role. She is currently enrolled in the DNP program at UAB.