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

Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor - University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine

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  • Representative Lauren Underwood

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NAM (Track 2)

Lindsey Harris began her nursing journey at Samford University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a minor in Business. After earning a BSN, Harris received her MSN with a concentration in family practice and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.
Dr. Lindsey Harris currently works as a family nurse practitioner and an Assistant Professor.
Harris is the youngest and the first person of color to serve as president of the Alabama State Nurses Association in 107 years. During her time as president, Dr. Harris advanced the organization’s mission and vision of promoting nursing being the professional voice of registered nurses. She has presented extensively on healthcare disparities, access to care, mentorship, mental health, and nursing advocacy issues. Harris continues to address healthcare inequities in both scholarly and community work. Harris was named an Alabama Influencer and was featured on billboards, media spots, and mailers statewide. She has also been recognized by her colleagues and professional organizations, receiving numerous honors and awards at both the local and national levels. Most recently, Dr. Harris was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Lindsey Harris is actively involved in working within the community. As the 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 healthcare access and education in Alabama’s underrepresented communities. She is also an active member of the Hispanic Nurses Association, Philippine Nurses of Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Chi Eta Phi Inc. just to name a few.

Dr. Harris recently completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Health Policy Fellowship in the office of Representative Lauren Underwood. As a public servant in the House of Representatives, Dr. Harris worked towards improving health outcomes for all, with an increased focus on maternal health. She plans to continue advancing healthcare and improving outcomes for communities worldwide.