Spies, Lori

Lori A. Spies, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, FNP and Missions Coordinator

PhD University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
MS Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
BS Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Contact Info:
Email: Lori_Spies@baylor.edu
Office: 3700 Worth Street, Suite 302, Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: 214.820.4166
Fax: 214.818.8692

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Work and Education
Doctor Spies has taught in the graduate school at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing for over 10 years. Specializing in global health, the provision of primary care in environments of scarcity and vulnerable population, she teaches global health concepts in the classroom and in international clinical settings. Her lectures are informed by many years of professional experience practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and involvement in global research and leadership capacity building endeavors. Dr. Spies also coordinates global endeavors for the Nursing School. In the role of mission coordinator she facilitates student and faculty engagement in global initiatives in Ethiopia, Hong Kong, India, Peru, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Dr. Spies has served on many Nursing School and University Committees. These include being chair of Missions Committee, and representing the Nursing School at the University Faculty Senate and being asked to serve on the Senate Executive Council. Dr. Spies also serves on the Baylor University Mission Advisory Council, and the Leadership Council of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. She has served on Baylor University Global Initiatives Task Force, the Louise Herrington School of Nursing Deans Search committee, Faculty Affairs, and the Program Effectiveness Committee.

Articles and Presentations
Dr. Spies has an active program of research that focuses on global health, advanced practice nursing, and building research and leadership capacity in nurses locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Spies has published and given presentations on her research and related topics at local, national and international conferences.

Lori Spies is involved in refugee outreach that includes a community garden project for refugees from Myanmar. She participates in North Texas Food Bank activities to raise awareness locally about hunger. Dr. Spies is a past president of the North Texas Nurse Practitioners and speaks to churches and local schools to raise awareness locally about hunger. Dr. Spies is also a co-founder of the North Texas African Health Initiative in Uganda.