Lorraine Frazier Ph.D., M.S., R.N., F.A.A.N., 2009 Cohort
Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC-H) School of Nursing in Houston, Texas. Dr. Frazier’s research focuses on the interaction of genetic and behavioral factors as predictors of cardiovascular outcomes. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funded grants support her research on the interaction of depression and genetic influences on acute coronary syndromes outcomes. Dr. Frazier completed a NINR post-doctoral fellowship in genetics at the UTHSC-H Institute of Molecular Medicine and the NINR Summer Genetics Institute. She serves as director of the UTHSC-H Center for Clinical and Translational Science BioBank that incorporates eight hospitals and seven universities, she guides the development of policies and procedures for biobanking oversight. She is an advocate for gaining community input prior to initiating the biobanking process and for incorporating behavioral data into the biobank to increase efficiency and productivity of nursing biobehavioral research of common disease. Dr. Frazier is an interdisciplinary leader and strong spokeswoman for nursing’s contributions to translational science, through her roles as a Biobank Director, American Heart Association Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Communication chair, NIH funded researcher, and active leader in the International Society of Nursing Genetics. She is the chair of the Southern Region Educational Board (SREB) Nursing Council’s Genetics Committee, and the SREB National Coalition for Health Professional Education representative.