Debra A. Friedrich, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, CLS, FNLA
Assistant Professor
Concentration Director, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
E-mail: Voicemail:(813) 974-9194
Research Interests
  • Biomarkers related to heart disease
  • Association between Vitamin D deficiency and statin myalgias
  • Tolerance with the use of statins marginally metabolized by CYP2C9 and C8 pathway

Latest Studies
  • Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Primary Care Lipid Clinic
  • Correlation between Vitamin D levels and statin induced myalgias
  • Pitavastatin Tolerability Study

Recent Publications
  • Friedrich D. (2009). Statin therapy initiated in a man with hepatitis C and elevated cholesterol: Clinical Challenge. Clinical Advisor. 12, 58-62.
  • Friedrich D. (2010). Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia case study. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner. 22, 523526.
  • Friedrich D. (manuscript in progress). Feasibility and effectiveness of a lipid clinic business model initiated and managed by a Nurse Practitioner. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Ziajka, P. & Friedrich, D. (In progress). Pitavastatin tolerability study. Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

Educational Background
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice

  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Diplomate, Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology