University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2007-Present Trinity Medical Associates, PC
6/2018-7/2019 Cherokee Health Systems
Certifications and Licensures
Family Nurse Practitioner
Basic Life Support
Oppizzi, L. & Umberger, R. (2018). State of the science: The effect of physical activity on post traumatic stress disorder symptom severity. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39(5). DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2017.1391903
Oppizzi, L. & Speraw, S. (2016). Federal emergency management agency response in rural appalachia: A tale of miscommunication, unrealistic expectations, and “Hurt, hurt, hurt”. Nursing Clinics of North America, 51(4), 599-611. DOI: 10.1016/j.cnur.2016.07.012.
Areas of Focus
Family practice, Wellness and nutritional counseling for all ages
Hobbies and Interests
Life with my husband and little ones, being outside, exercise, game nights, reading, drawing/painting, and helping women grow in ability and confidence in studying the bible for themselves. I also spend time helping single refugee mothers through volunteer work and research.