LOIS ANN WESSEL, RN, CFNP
Summary of Qualifications
Health training in primary care, adult medicine, ob/gyn, pediatrics and HIV/AIDS.
Bilingual Spanish/English, including certification in medical and legal translation.
Clinical, administrative, research and educational experience in health care in inner cities
and third world.
Strong organizational skills, computer literate, good sense of humor and reliable.
Georgetown University School of Nursing, MS, FNP. 1996.
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, BSN, 1994.
Oberlin College, BA, Third World Studies and Political Science, 1984.
2004-present Mobile Medical, Incorporated, Nurse Practitioner on mobile van providing
primary care to the uninsured.
2002-present Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, Associate Director for
Programs. Organize and present workshops to primary care providers on
these topics at local, regional and national conferences, promote ACU
advocacy and policy messages at local, state, regional and national levels,
interface with other national health care organizations to improve health
care services for the underserved.
2002-present Georgetown University School of Nursing, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
1998-present Family Nurse Practitioner, Celebremos la Vida, Lombardi Cancer Center,
Georgetown University. Clinician for breast and cervical cancer screening
program for Hispanic women.
1998-2002 Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry Department, Georgetown
University. Clinician for long term prospective study in Montgomery
County, MD on low-income women and depression.
1998-2001 Program Director, Primary Medicine and Reproductive Health, The
Washington Free Clinic. Coordinate primary care and reproductive health
clinics, including provision of clinical services to uninsured patients, follow-
up, scheduling of volunteer clinicians, grant supervision and clinical
teaching for medical and nursing students.
Warren, AG, Londono, GE, Wessel, LA, Warren, RD (2006). Breaking down Barriers to Breast
and Cervical Cancer Screening: A University-based Prevention Program for Latinas. Journal of
Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 17, no. 3.
Wessel, LA, Wolpin, S, Sheen, J (2005). Early Childhood Caries. Rural Roads, Vol. 3, no. 2.
Wessel, LA and Spain, J (2005). The Chronic Care Model: A Collaborative Approach to
Preventing and Treating Asthma in Infants and Young Children. Zero to Three, Vol. 25, no. 3.
Wessel, LA, Wolpin, S, Sheen, J, Krol DM, Westpheling, K, McDuffie-Bell, P (2005) Early
Childhood Caries Prevention: A Training Project for Primary Care Providers. Journal of Health
Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 16, no. 2.
Wessel, LA (2005). Nurse Practitioners in Community Health Settings Today. Journal of Health
Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 16, no. 1.
Wessel, LA, et. al (2003). Pelvic Examination Training for Interns: A Randomized Controlled
Trial. Academic Medicine, Vol. 78, no. 11.
Wessel, LA (2003). Smiles all round: Oral Health in Pregnancy. Every Baby Magazine.
Wessel, LA and Fleischhacker, D (2002). The Unkindest Cut: Episiotomies, Every Baby
Wessel, LA (2001). Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Every Baby Magazine.
Wessel, LA and Women’s Health Consultants (1999). A Guide to Breast and Pelvic
Examinations. Washington, VA.
Wessel, LA and Campbell, JC (1997). Providing Sanctuary for Battered Women: Nicaragua's
Casas de la Mujer, Issues in Mental Health Nursing.
Wessel, LA (1991). Reproductive Rights and the UNO Government, Feminist Studies.
Wessel, LA (1990). Nicaragua Update: Health Advances Threatened, Women's Health Journal.
Wessel, LA (1989). Casa Materna in Northern Nicaragua Brings Natal Care to Rural Women,
Action for Children, UNICEF. Also published in Spanish in Elegimos Vivir: Mortalidad y
Morbilidad Materna, Isis International, Chile, 1990.
Sigma Theta Tau, Honors Society in Nursing
Provost Award for Undergraduate Research, Johns Hopkins University
Nursing Award for Advanced Practice, Georgetown University Hospital
Georgetown University School of Nursing Distinguished Service Award
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Recipient
Member Adventist Health Care Blue Ribbon Panel on Health Disparities
Member Health Services Impact Committee, Takoma Park, MD
References available upon request