PhD, Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
MHS, Nurse Anesthesia, Texas Wesleyan University
BSN, Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Advanced Pathophysiology and Clinical Management
Areas of Focus
The effect of aging on postoperative pain, use of multimodal analgesia/anesthesia techniques, NMDA antagonists in reducing opioid tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia, perioperative fluid management, pharmacology, interprofessional education, and fostering health and wellness in nurse anesthesia.
PhD dissertation: Aging confers an increase in sensitivity and sensitization to pain and results in shifts of spinal NR1 receptor expression.