Dr. Lopez earned her BSEd in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Georgia and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami. She is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist and a level two Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Her primary area of clinical expertise is acute care including critical care as well as both inpatient and outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. In addition, she has administrative and program development experience as an acute care manager in an academic medical center. Dr. Lopez’s teaching and research interests include acute care and interprofessional practice especially bridging the gap from the classroom to the hospital.