Lisa Muirhead, RN, DNP

Lisa Muirhead, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC is an assistant professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN). She serves as Co-Director of Emory University, NHWSN/Atlanta VAMC VA Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP) program that is designed to prepare student nurses to provide quality veteran–centric healthcare. She is a practicing adult nurse practitioner that has been able to impact nursing education and practice through her work with vulnerable populations. Dr. Muirhead has held several leadership positions and served on several committees raising awareness of the unique issues and challenges of underserved groups, and contributed to efforts through policy, practice and research that lend to best practices and improved health outcomes. Her area of research has involved application of the Behavioral Model of Vulnerable Populations, examining access and use of services by those experiencing homelessness. She is known for her ability to forge partnerships and build capacity to discover innovative models to improve and ensure quality, effective and accessible care to disparate groups. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an adult nurse practitioner post-master’s from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama, and a BSN from William Carey College.