About Lora Humphrey Beebe PhD, PMHNP-BC
Dr. Beebe has over 20 years’ experience in the care of persons with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSDs). Clinical experiences include group, individual, family, inpatient & outpatient venues in both rural & urban settings. She has supervised graduate, undergraduate & doctoral students in research & clinical work. She has researched health promotion in community-dwelling persons with SSDs for 10 years. Five prior studies with this population helped her gain proficiency in recruiting subjects, completing & disseminating research. Dr. Beebe is the author of 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers on health promotion and disease management in SSDs. Funding from her previous studies has come from NIMH, the University of Florida and the University of Tennessee. Dr. Beebe adapted the WALC-S motivational intervention for schizophrenia and pilot tested it in an NIMH funded randomized clinical trial completed in December 2009.
Honors and Awards
- 2009 - State Advanced Leadership Award, APNA, Tennessee Chapter
- 2007- National Excellence in Research Award, American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association (APNA)
The University of Tennessee,
College of Nursing,
1200 Blvd., Room 341,
Knoxville, TN - 37996 - 4180.
Phone: (865) 974-3978
Fax: (865) 974-3569
Effect of a Motivational Group Intervention on Exercise Self-Efficacy and ...
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2010)
BACKGROUND: Persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) contend with multiple barriers to exercise. Interventions are needed to enhance attitudes theoretically ...
Telenursing Intervention Increases Psychiatric Medication Adherence in Schizophrenia Outpatients
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2008)
BACKGROUND: Promoting medication adherence is a critical issue in optimizing both physical and mental health in persons with schizophrenia. Average ...
Obesity in Schizophrenia: Screening, Monitoring, and Health Promotion
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care (2008)
PURPOSE.This paper reviews risks, assessments, antipsychotic medication choices, and lifestyle interventions for obesity in persons with schizophrenia. CONCLUSIONS. Antipsychotic medication ...