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

    Year Title Altmetric
    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 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 DiabetesDiabetes Educator.  42:325-335. 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.;
  • Teaching Overview

  • Advance Nursing Practice
    Doctorate of Nursing Practice
  • Teaching Activities

  • NFH621 - Family Nurse Practitioner I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH623 - Advanced Family Nursing III (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH623 - Advanced Family Nursing III (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH623 - Advanced Family Nursing III (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH623 - Advanced Family Nursing III (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH623 - Advanced Family Nursing III (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH723 - Advanced Family Nursing III (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR740 - Health Policy and Politics (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH622 - Family Nurse Practitioner II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH622 - Family Nurse Practitioner II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH622 - Family Nurse Practitioner II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH622 - Family Nurse Practitioner II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH622 - Family Nurse Practitioner II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH722 - Advanced Family Nursing II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR738L - Scholarly Project Development (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR740 - Health Policy and Politics (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NFH621 - Family Nurse Practitioner I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NFH623 - Advanced Family Nursing III (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR735 - Population Health Adv Prac Nur (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR735 - Population Health Adv Prac Nur (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NFH622 - Family Nurse Practitioner II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NFH621 - Family Nurse Practitioner I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR737 - Interdscipln Ldrship Role Dev (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NFH623 - Advanced Family Nursing III (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR735 - Population Health Adv Prac Nur (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NFH622 - Family Nurse Practitioner II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NFH621 - Family Nurse Practitioner I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NFH623 - Advanced Family Nursing III (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NFH692L - Residency: Family Nurs Pract (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NFH622 - Family Nurse Practitioner II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NAH685L - Prac I: Adult/Gero Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR691 - Indep Study Clinical Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NAH623 - Adv Adult Gero Nursing III (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NAH692L - Residency: Adult/Gero NP (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NAH692L - Residency: Adult/Gero NP (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NAH622 - Adv Adult Geront Nursing II (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NAH623 - Adv Adult Gero Nursing III (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NAH623 - Adv Adult Gero Nursing III (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NAH623 - Adv Adult Gero Nursing III (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NAH692L - Residency: Adult/Gero NP (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NAH621 - Adv Adult Gerontology Nurs I (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NGN692L - Residency: Gero Nurs Pract (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NGN686L - Practicum II: Gero Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NAH621 - Advanced Adult Nursing I (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR738L - Scholarly Project Development (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR738L - Scholarly Project Development (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR001 - MSN Orientation (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH622 - Advanced Adult Nursing II (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NGN686L - Practicum II: Gero Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR001 - MSN Orientation (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH621 - Advanced Adult Nursing I (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NGN692L - Residency: Gero Nurs Pract (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR001 - MSN Orientation (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NGN692L - Residency: Gero Nurs Pract (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR691 - Indep Study Clinical Nursing (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NWH692L - Residency: Women's Health NP (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH622 - Advanced Adult Nursing II (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NGN686L - Practicum II: Gero Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH621 - Advanced Adult Nursing I (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NGN685L - Practicum I: Gero Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NGN685L - Practicum I: Gero Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR613 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NGN631 - Gero/Geri Adv Nursing Prac (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR613 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR613 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH622 - Advanced Adult Nursing II (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NGN686L - Practicum II: Gero Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH685L - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NGN685L - Practicum I: Gero Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NGN692L - Residency: Gero Nurs Pract (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR613 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH692L - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NGN692L - Residency: Gero Nurs Pract (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NGN692L - Residency: Gero Nurs Pract (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NGN692L - Residency: Gero Nurs Pract (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR613 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR691 - Indep Study Clinical Nursing (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH622 - Advanced Adult Nursing II (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH686L - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NOH622 - Adv Occupational Hlth Nurs II (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR691 - Indep Study Clinical Nursing (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH621 - Advanced Adult Nursing I (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH685 - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH685 - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH685 - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH685 - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH685 - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NOH621 - Adv Occupational Health Nurs I (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR613 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NAH685 - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NAH685 - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NAH686 - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NAH686 - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NAH692 - Residency:Adult Nurse Pract (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NGN692 - Residency: Gero Nurs Pract (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR613 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR613 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR614 - Assess Diag Reasoning APN Prac (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR690 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NAH622 - Advanced Adult Nursing II (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NAH686 - Practicum II Adult Nurse Pract (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR690 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NAH621 - Advanced Adult Nursing I (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NAH685 - Practicum I Adult Nurse Pract (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NFH687 - Prac III: Family Nrs Pract (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • NUR690 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Loretta Lee