Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor and a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with more than 15 years experience as a FNP. She earned a BSN from the University of Alabama. Shortly thereafter she completed a MSN at the UAB followed by a Post Masters FNP at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. She has both clinical and management experience. Her clinical background includes: GI surgery, diabetes, cardiology, telemetry, critical care, and primary care. Most of her primary care practice experience has been with disadvantaged urban populations. She is passionate about addressing the high prevalence of diabetes due to lifestyle habits, genetic predisposition, and obesity, specifically among people of color. Collectively these factors increase the risks for cardiometabolic disease and pose a major threat to all populations. Her clinical practice sparked her interest in scientific discovery, so she returned to the UAB and completed a PhD in 2012. Dr. Lee teaches in the doctorate and masters programs at the School of Nursing. She especially enjoys the opportunity to impact nursing education and practice, and scientific discovery that will improve the health of individuals living with chronic diseases..
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Influence of Diabetes-Related Support on Aerobic Activity Among Older African Americans With Type 2 DiabetesInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development.  89:279-293. 2019
    2019 Cognitive Reserve over the Lifespan: Neurocognitive Implications for Aging with HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  30:E109-E121. 2019
    2019 Understanding the Dietary Habits of Black Men With DiabetesJournal for Nurse Practitioners.  15:365-369. 2019
    2019 Cognitive reserve over the lifespan: Neurocognitive implications for aging with HIV.Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care2019
    2019 Texting Older Sisters to Step: The TOSS StudyWestern Journal of Nursing Research.  41:388-408. 2019
    2019 Return to Work Among Stroke SurvivorsWorkplace Health and Safety.  67:87-94. 2019
    2018 Understanding health policy to improve primary care management of obesityNurse Practitioner.  43:46-52. 2018
    2018 Understanding health policy to improve primary care management of obesityThe Nurse Practitioner2018
    2018 Texting older sisters to step: The TOSS studyWestern Journal of Nursing Research2018
    2017 Factors influencing participation in the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: A DNP projectJournal of Black Nurses Association2017
    2017 Theory of Planned Behavior: Social Support and Diabetes Self-ManagementJournal for Nurse Practitioners.  13:265-270. 2017
    2017 Theory of planned behavior: Social support and diabetes self-management.The Journal for Nurse Practitioners2017
    2017 Depression and physical functioning among older Americans with diabesity: NHANES 2009–2010Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  29:70-76. 2017
    2016 Challenges to Healthy Eating Practices: A Qualitative Study of Non-Hispanic Black Men Living With Diabetes 2016
    2015 Associations of social support and self-efficacy with quality of life in older adults with diabetesJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  41:21-29. 2015
    2015 Depression and physical functioning among older Americans with diabesity: NHANES 2009-2010Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners2015
    2014 Race, regionality and pre-diabetes in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyPreventive Medicine.  63:43-47. 2014
    2013 Using high-fidelity simulation to prepare advanced practice nursing students.Clinical Simulation in Nursing2013
    2009 Glycemic Control in the Diabetic Patient After StrokeCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  21:507-515. 2009
    2008 Distance accessible teaching methods for dual Adult/GNP program.Alabama State Nurses Association2008
    2008 National distance accessible teaching methods for dual Adult/GNP program.Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Conference2008

    Research Overview

  • Reducing health disparities for cardiometabolic disease among populations of color; obesity; cognition in older adults; health promotion; and health policy and politics.;
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  • Advance Nursing Practice
    Doctorate of Nursing Practice
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  • Full Name

  • Loretta Lee