About Elizabeth A LeFave
Dr. Elizabeth LeFave has over 15 years of advanced practice nursing experience where she has excelled at the bedside in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, in primary care and now at an academic facility in an outpatient subspecialty. She has contributed significantly to the improvement of care children receive in the ED, on the wards and in the IMC/ICU as well as the outpatient clinical setting. Her involvement with several local, state and national organizations and work groups has allowed her to emphasize the importance of the continuity of care and the ongoing evaluation of children with asthma in an outpatient clinical setting while providing care to hundreds of children. In collaboration with the GeoPlan Center at the University of Florida she developed mapping tools that has allowed for the identification of local communities facing the greatest disparity in health equity based on the ED visits and hospitalization rates for asthma. The identification of these areas has created opportunities for stakeholders to collaborate with the community and create a medical home for patients. She served as the Co-Director of the Pediatric Asthma Center of Excellence (PACE) at the University of Florida and led the effort to increase the number of Certified Asthma Educators at UF Health by offering preparatory courses for the certification exam free of charge to residents, faculty, respiratory therapists and nurses. She advocates for the best quality patient education to be delivered in the ED and at the bedside during inpatient treatment. She participates as a member of the Florida Asthma Coalition and serves on the steering committee in effort to improve the care children with asthma receive in the state of Florida. She also serves as mentor for asthma friendly schools located in 8 counties across the state including Columbia, Union, Bradford, Putnam, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion and Alachua. She is a certified Open Airways Instructor through the American Lung Association, an Easy Breathing Instructor and a Certified Asthma Educator. She serves as the Pediatric Pulmonary Center Nurse Faculty through a interdisciplinary leadership training grant funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Interdisciplinary leadership training is provided to physicians, registered dieticians, graduate level nurses and social workers. She is an expert item writer for Graduate and Post Graduate Nursing programs for Pediatric Primary Care, Pathophysiology, Special Populations and other courses integral to nursing education. She has a Certificate of Public Health and is passionate about addressing social determinants of health and equity. She is the Co-Founder of a community organization focused on equity, leadership and training as it pertains to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Pediatric Nurse PractitionerThe Pediatric Nursing Certification Board