Dr. Jessica L. Barr graduated from the University of Alabama with her BSN in 2010 and earned her MSN in Child Health with a Role Specialty in Teaching from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. After graduation, Jess was invited to join the UT School of Nursing faculty as a full-time instructor of clinical nursing; she is also an adjunct professor at Texas State University. While her primary focus is pediatrics, she has experience with various levels of care across the lifespan. Previously she has worked in a pediatric transitional care & neurology rehabilitation unit, the trauma/surgical ICU, an outpatient heart/lung transplant and disease management clinic, and the neonatal ICU. She also currently does home infusions for a specialty pharmacy alongside her teaching positions.
Dr. Jess' passions and research interests include organ donation, health communication, genetics and rare genetic diseases, and, of course, children. Outside of nursing, she loves traveling, watching football, baking, and spending time with her family, which includes her husband, their two dogs, and her newborn baby boy, Theodore.