Elizabeth G NeSmith
Georgia Regents University, Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, USA
Dr. NeSmith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing at Georgia Regents University and has nearly 25 years of experience in trauma, emergency, and disaster nursing. Having obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree with a focus on translational and interdisciplinary research, Dr. NeSmithsfederally-funded grants focus on the effects of lifetime chronic stress on the inflammatory response and how it impacts healing and vulnerability to complications following acute life-threatening injury. Dr. NeSmiths research will lead to advances in tailoring individual treatments to prevent and improve acute outcomes of trauma. Dr. NeSmith is also an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and applies her skills to research-focused role implementation in collaboration with her clinical scientist partners within the Level 1 trauma center at her institution. In collaboration with her research team, Dr. NeSmith has multiple trauma-related publications and nationally-presented abstracts, and co-founded the Trauma Interdisciplinary Group for Research.
Dr. NeSmith research interest involves treatment and prevention of sepsis, acute lung injury, and organ failure, esp. in trauma patients. Dr. NeSmith funded studies focus on the influence of chronic stress on the inflammatory response following trauma, heat shock protein inhibitors, and relationships between substance use and sub-clinical renal damage which may affect risk for acute organ failure following trauma.