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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Lori Lynn Vick, PhD, RN

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biobehavioral Health & Nursing Science
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-777-9647

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 606
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States 


Academic Background

  • Iowa Wesleyan (College) University, BSN/BS Biology, 05/92
  • Western Illinois University, Master of Arts in Teaching,12/05
  • National Institute of Nursing Research-Summer Genetics Institute, Graduate Certificate, 06/12
  • Medical University of South Carolina, PhD, Nursing, 05/16
  • Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Georgia Cancer Center - Augusta University, PRIDE-NHLBI Certificate 07/18   


Undergraduate course assignments

  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II,
  • Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory, I & II,
  • Fundamentals of nursing,
  • Medical terminology,
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing II & III
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing, clinical coordinator
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing theory/clinical/simulation
  • Public Health, Study Abroad in Kampala Uganda “50 Kids Project”
  • Senior Nursing Internship Coordinator

Graduate course assignments

  • Health Policy
  • DEPN (UVM) Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing theory/clinical
  • DNP Practicum Seminar - I
  • DNP Practicum Seminar - II
  • DNP Practicum Seminar - III


Vick, L.L.; Potts, M., Jaskowiak, M., Gibson, R. (2019). Hydroxyurea adherence strategies for persons with sickle cell disease: A systematic review. Submitted for publication. 

Vick, L.L. (2016, March). Improving Health Outcomes in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Doctoral Dissertation Defense, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC,


Dissemination activities have included poster and podium presentations and publication of preliminary work.

Professional Service

Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society of Nursing, 2011-2019
   Role: Vice President of Epsilon Epsilon chapter

International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates, 2018- 2019
   Role: Secretary

International Society of Nurses in Genetics, 2012 – 2019
   Role: Education Committee Support 

Professional Practice

  • Registered Nurse Practice: 1992 – 2007, Medical Surgical, Intensive/Special Care, Oncology, Psychiatric-Mental Health
  • Research Assistant: 2014- 2016
  • Academia: 2002 -2014; 2016-2019

 Research Studies (Selected)

 In a recently completed systematic review a synthesis of variables from a human behavior perspective were identified that may promote adherence to hydroxyurea in persons with SCD. The findings will be used as a foundation for an intervention study. 

Publications (selected)

Vick, L.L.; Potts, M., Jaskowiak, M., Gibson, R. (2019). Hydroxyurea adherence strategies for persons with sickle cell disease: A systematic review. Submitted for publication.

Vick, LL; Potts, M., Jaskowiak, M., Gibson, R. (2018). Strategies to guide hydroxyurea adherence among patients with sickle cell disease. Abstract published in Journal of Sickle Cell Disease and Hemoglobinopathies 18-00077.

Vick, LL. (2016). Improving health outcomes in persons with sickle cell disease. (doctoral dissertation). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Vick, LL. (2016). Doctoral Students Corner, Southern Connections, Southern Nursing Research Society Online Newsletter, Vol 29:1.

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