Dean Lorraine Frazier joined Columbia Nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), where she was professor and dean of the Cizik School of Nursing. Prior to that, Frazier was the dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Frazier is a national expert in biobanking, the emerging science of collecting, storing, and sharing blood and tissue samples for the purpose of advancing medical research and providing access to genetic information. Frazier served as director of the UTHealth Biobank and project director for TexGen, a biobank consortium involving academic institutions across Texas. Her research into the interactions of behavior and genetics in patients with acute coronary syndrome has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Frazier is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a fellow of the American Heart Association. She was selected for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program in 2009.