Prior to her position at UK, Dr. Elizabeth Tovar taught in the undergraduate nursing program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her teaching experience includes community, adult health, and pathophysiology undergraduate nursing courses as well as an annual interdisciplinary Spirituality in Healthcare course. She also served as clinical instructor for undergraduate and second degree baccalaureate nursing students in medical-surgical and community nursing clinical courses. Previous practice experiences include critical care, emergency, and medical-surgical nursing and advanced practice nursing experience in fast-track and primary care settings.
Tovar’s research interests include the influence of psychosocial factors on self-management behaviors, with a particular focus on diabetes and diabetic cardiovascular disease. She is currently conducting research to evaluate how incorporating components of the Chronic Care Model into the care of diabetic patients affects health outcomes.
Faculty RankAssociate Professor of Family Medicine
PhD, University Of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
MSN, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Certifications and Special Training
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner
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