UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Worabo, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Heidi J.

School of Nursing
Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity
(210) 567-5867

Heidi J. Worabo joined UT Health San Antonio in May of 2013. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and teaches within the nurse practitioner program. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and has taught Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pharmacotherapy, and Diagnosis and Management courses in the Family Nurse Practitioner track. Her clinical practice background includes working for the Institute for Family Medicine of St. Louis, delivering primary healthcare services to under-served populations and providing specialty care in a pediatric gastroenterology clinic. Currently, she practices for UT Nursing at UT Health San Antonio Student and Employee Health Centers and the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic. Dr. Worabo earned her BSN at Goshen College (2002), her MSN at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2007) and DNP at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (2012).
Her scholarly focus is access to primary and preventive healthcare for vulnerable populations, in particular, resettled refugees.
In an effort to expand access and improve care through a patient-centered and community-based approach, she has been involved in multiple projects to explore resettled refugees? perceptions of healthcare in the United States, their views of preventive healthcare and their access to primary care. She has traveled with academic and faith-based organizations to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, El Salvador, and Costa Rica and continues to advocate for cross-cultural, interprofessional experiences for students both domestically and internationally as a way to promote cultural understanding and compassionate care with a global perspective.

8/2014 - Present Assistant Director San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic / UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
2/2014 - Present Family Nurse Practitioner UT Health San Antonio Student and Employee Health and Wellness Center, San Antonio, TX
5/2013 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity, San Antonio, TX