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Full Professor

28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 316
Phone: (828) 654-6519

Dr. Tamera (Tami) Pearson comes to Western Carolina University with many years of experience in nursing education and clinical practice. She earned her MSN from Vanderbilt University and PhD from the University of South Carolina- Columbia. She also completed post-masters programs for acute care nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner post-masters certifications. She has experience in a variety of acute and primary care settings. Her research interests focus on women and cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and stress management. She has completed several studies aimed at identification and prevention of cardiovascular disease in women in rural areas. She has published articles in peer-review journals on topics related to research, nurse practitioner curriculum issues and distinct clinical subjects. She has presented both nationally and internationally at nursing conferences. She is currently teaching in the family nurse practitioner program and focusing her practice on the underserved in primary care.

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