UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

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

School of Nursing
Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity
(210) 567-5867
worabo@uthscsa.edu

Heidi J. Worabo joined the University of Texas Health Science Center in May of 2013. She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Family and Community Health Systems in the School of Nursing. She teaches graduate nursing students and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She has taught Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pharmacotherapy, and Diagnosis and Management courses in the Family Nurse Practitioner track. Prior to joining UTHSCSA, she served as a nurse practitioner at the Institute for Family Medicine of St. Louis, a nonprofit organization that delivers primary healthcare services to underserved populations throughout the city of St. Louis, Missouri. She also provided specialty care in a pediatric gastroenterology clinic in St. Louis. Currently, she works as a nurse practitioner at the Student and Employee Health Center of UTHSCSA. 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 health care for vulnerable populations, in particular, resettled refugees. Her doctoral project entitled, ?Assessing the Feasibility and Perceptions of Health Services for Refugees of Resettlement Organizations? explored refugees? experiences and preferences with health care since arriving in the U.S. She continues her work with resettled refugees at the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic, which is an interprofessional student-run free clinic. Other scholarly projects have included her Master?s Thesis entitled, ?Perceptions of HIV Testing in Pregnant Women of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.? 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.

9/2016 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor / FNP Track Coordinator The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity, San Antonio, TX
8/2014 - Present Family Nurse Practitioner/Assistant Director San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic, San Antonio, TX
2/2014 - Present Family Nurse Practitioner The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Student Health Center and Employee Health and Wellness Center, Family and Community Health Systems, San Antonio, TX
5/2013 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family and Community Health Systems, San Antonio, TX