Elizabeth Barnby


Clinical Professor, College of Nursing


1610 Ben Graves Drive
Nursing Building
Room 208B
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Post-Master Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Post-Master Certificate of Nursing Education, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Masters Acute Care/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Bachelors Science Nursing, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Associate Degree Nursing, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • Acute Care/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification

Clinical Expertise

  • Acute Care
  • Primary Care
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Informatics
  • Genetics/Genomics


  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Tyrosinemia Type I
  • Diagnosis and treatment in primary care and acute care
  • CRISPR/Cas9 Genome editing
  • Metabolomics
  • Genomics
  • FAH enzyme deficiency effect on oligodendrocytes and myelin in the pre-frontal cortex
  • Improved diagnosis on children who present to the ED with an inborn error of metabolism
  • Pertussis prevention in children

Recent Publications

  • Sullivan, R., Barnby, E. B., & Graham, S. (2020). Evaluation of a Modified Version of the Norton Scale for Use as a Pressure Injury Risk Assessment Instrument in Critical Care: A Quality Improvement Project. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs, 47(3), 224–229.

  • Reynolds, M., & Barnby, E. (2019). Creating a Non-Profit Organization in Response to a Clinical Need. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice. DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000466

  • Reynolds, M., Barnby, E., & O'Neal, P.V. (2019). Genomic science - from 2001 to present day - What school nurses need to know. National Association of School Nurses. DOI: 10.1177/1942602Xl8810790

  • Barnby, E. & Reynolds, M. (2018). Pertussis Resurgence: School Nurses as a Safety Net for Children. NASN School Nurse. DOI: 10.1177/1942602Xl 8767955

  • Foster, M., & Barnby, E. (2018). Academic-Community Partnership Educating Children About Weather-Related Disaster Preparedness. NASN Sch Nurse, 33(3), 160-162. doi:10.1177/1942602x17753066

  • MacGregor, G., Barnby, E., Moore, M. E., Koenig, A. E., Hillgartner, M. A., Otap, C. C., (2017). Abnormal social behavior in mice with tyrosinemia type I is associated with an increase of myelin in the cerebral cortex. Metab Brain Dis, 32(6), 1829-1841.doi: 10.1007/s11011-017-0071-8

  • Barnby, E. Collaborative Research: An Advanced Practice Nurse’s Experience in Genome Research and Treatment. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice.

  • O'Keefe, L. C., Frith, K. H., Barnby, E. (inpress). Nurse Faculty as International Collaborators. Nursing and Health Sciences.

  • MacGregor, G., Barnby, E. B., Moore, M., Koenig, A., Coker, S., Hillgartner, M. Tyrosinemia type I and not treatment with NTBC causes slower learning and altered behavior in mice. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disorders

  • Barnby, E. B. (2014). Tyrosinemia Type 1: An Overview of Nursing Care. Pediatric Nursing, 40(2), 61-68.

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