Kevin Lord, Ph.D.
CHAIR OF APPLIED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Dr. Lord was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned his B.S. degree in Cardiopulmonary Science from Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans and subsequently worked as the educational coordinator for the cardiopulmonary department for a large trauma 1 hospital. During this time he participated in a number of large clinical studies and initiated the development and implementation of many therapist driven protocols for the hospital. Dr. Lord joined the faculty at LSUHSC following the completion of his Masters in Health Science degree with an emphasis in clinical physiology, and then shortly thereafter, his PhD in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
During his time at LSUHSC, Dr. Lord served as the Director of Experiential Affairs for the Cardiopulmonary Department and directed the services of the cardiovascular core facilities for the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He trained over 13 classes of respiratory therapists in addition to a number of graduate and medical students in the art of echo sonography, radio telemetry and the use of solid state catheters. During his time at LSUHSC he continued to refine his cardiovascular techniques and assisted in the development of several new surgical methods leading to collaborations with The Ohio State University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
In 2008 Dr. Lord joined the faculty at University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in the Feik School of Pharmacy. He participated in the development and execution of the third year pharmacy curriculum before his promotion to Associate professor and then Assistant Dean in 2011. During his tenure as the assistant dean he developed the Direct Admit Program for exceptional high school students, coordinated the training and participation of pharmacy students in health fairs with a local employer, and assisted in the development of the first of its kind international educational experience for pharmacy students with business partners in the United States and Brazil. Dr. Lord continues to work closely with many industry partners and has assisted in the development of diversion risk models in the effort to better manage the abuse of controlled substances.
Dr. Lord joined the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine in January of 2016 and is very excited about the opportunities of being part of the new team and serving as Chair of the Applied Biomedical Sciences Department. He looks forward to educating students in the basic sciences as they apply to the delivery of healthcare and assisting in the development of socially accountable, community engaged outcomes research.