Dr. Vaez completed her Doctoral Synthesis Project on evaluating diabetes care for patients with serious mental illness using the Chronic Care Model in 2016, and is involved in implementing the Chronic Care Model at a primary care clinic. She has also moderated a discussion at a national conference in 2010 on developing group visits for patients with both serious mental illness and diabetes. She is also interested in the subject of recruiting and retaining clinical preceptors for nurse practitioner programs, and has presented a poster on this subject at a national conference.
Dr. Vaez is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. She has enjoyed leading clinical discussions and coordinating clinical placements since 2010.