Lindsey Harris, D.N.P., FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year: 2022-2023
Sponsoring Institution: NAM (Track 2)
Discipline / Profession: Health Policy , Nursing

Biography

Lindsey Harris is a family nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine and an adjunct clinical instructor at the UAB School of Nursing. As a family nurse practitioner with the Inpatient Glycemic Management Service, Harris manages the care of patients with diabetes and other hyperglycemic issues. At UAB School of Nursing where she has sponsored an endowed scholarship, Harris guides learning activities for students in the master’s and doctoral programs in health policy and leadership courses.

Harris is the first person of color to serve as president of the Alabama State Nurses Association in 107 years. Harris advances the organization’s mission to promote nursing excellence and the vision of being the professional voice of registered nurses. Harris was named an Alabama Influencer, and was featured on billboards, media spots, and mailers statewide. She has presented extensively on health care disparities, access to care, mentorship, mental health, and nursing advocacy issues. Harris continues to address health care inequities that have been highlighted by COVID-19. Proficient in Spanish, she helped to manage COVID-19 vaccine sites improving access in the Hispanic communities.

As past president of the Birmingham Black Nurses Association, Harris leveraged partnerships with the state’s minority nursing associations, local city officials, hospital and pharmacy associations, and district church leaders in efforts to increase health care access and education in Alabama’s underrepresented communities. She was awarded the Advanced Practice Nurse and Staff Nurse of the Year awards by the National Black Nurses Association. She received the Living Legacy and Young Alumnus of the Year awards from Samford University. UAB School of Nursing awarded her the Joann Barnett Compassionate Care Award, and in 2021 recognized her with the Visionary Leader Award.

After earning a BSN from Samford University, Harris received her MSN with a concentration in family practice and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at UAB School of Nursing.