Elizabeth Ann Davis Lee PhD, APN, ACNS-BC - Affiliated Assistant Professor at UTHSC

Elizabeth practiced clinical nursing as a BSN in numerous hospital and clinic settings in four states, including the emergency department of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee and Heart Partners cardiology clinic in Michigan. She taught undergraduate BSN nurses at Harding University while obtaining her MSN and received her Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. As an Advance Practice Nurse with prescriptive privileges from 2006-2012, she volunteered at the Christian Health Ministries of White County and the White County Domestic Violence Shelter. In 2011, Elizabeth received a Doctor of Philosophy from the Graduate Health Sciences program at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) with a research focus on heart rate variability outcomes in female veterans with military sexual trauma exposure. Currently, she is working as an Affiliated Assistant Professor at UTHSC on a National Institute of Justice grant to extend retrieval time of DNA after sexual assault and as a WOC Research Assistant at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System exploring additional variables of low heart rate variability with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Dr. Lee is a Cardiac Care Associate of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Academy on Violence and Abuse, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Southern Nursing Research Society. In 2008, she was co-recipient of the Baccalaureate-Level Curricular Innovation Award for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Education presented by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing.

Elizabeth can be reached at: ealee@ualr.edu