faculty profile

Geri Reeves   PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Associate Professor


Dr. Reeves is a board certified family nurse practitioner and is an experienced nurse educator. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1996 in a joint practice and academic role. She played an important role in developing VUSN's Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum. She became the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty director in 2013, after teaching in the specialty for many years. 

She has expertise as a primary care provider in addition to experience in management of nurse practitioner-run clinics. She practices part-time at the Vanderbilt Williamson County Walk-in clinics in Franklin and Spring Hill, Tenn. 

Her research interests include the impact of depressive symptoms on chronic disease outcomes.


  • PhD, University of Kentucky
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • BS, Urban Planning, Alabama A&M University


  • Heart and Lung Journal
  • American Heart Association Journal