Paul Ambrefe has worked in adult intensive care as a staff nurse both in neurological and post-surgical settings. He currently works in a retail healthcare clinic in Nashville as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a full-time faculty member with Belmont University School of Nursing along with adjunct work with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. He is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University in the clinical research track with research emphasis in obesity factors and management strategies in school-age and adolescent populations. His interest in childhood obesity began in his master’s preparation as a Family Nurse Practitioner through Middle Tennessee State University, and continued as he worked in the pediatric setting at a private pediatric primary care clinic. He is looking forward to his work in this area while in a faculty role.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Legacy Scholar – Diabetes/Obesity
Dissertation: BMI changes and management of weight status during summer vacation in school-age and adolescent populations