Dr. Heather Cuevas is an Assistant Professor and teaches in the Clinical Nurse Specialist program at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She received her PhD and MSN at The University of Texas at Austin and BSN from Baylor University. Her research focuses on diabetes self-managment and cognitive function. Her current project is "Cognitive Training for Diabetes Self-Management" (R21NR019266) funded by NIH/NINR. She is active in the Texas Clinical Nurse Specialists organization where she serves on the Board of Directors as Past-President.
Her clinical background as a Clinical Nurse Specialist encompasses diagnosis, treatment, and management of a variety of endocrine disorders in the outpatient setting. Currently, she practices in the Family Wellness Clinic at The University of Texas at Austin working with patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.