Laura Markwick, DNP, RN, FNP-C, FAANP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Laura Markwick.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
317 D Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013

PHONE: 716-829-3925

Access to care is one of my passions. My prior work in telemedicine as well as healthcare centers, including my private practice, helps to provide access to quality care when and where people need it.  I also love to teach!

Laura Markwick is a licensed nurse practitioner with her own private practice in Rochester, NY. She received her DNP and MS degrees from St. John Fisher College.

Markwick’s areas of interest include access to care for the uninsured and underinsured populations, as well as technology use in the health care setting, specifically telemedicine. Recently, she conducted a research study on the use of technology in conjunction with a flipped classroom design in an undergraduate health assessment course. The study concluded that a flipped classroom in a technologically enhanced room design produced more effective outcomes for the students (currently under review for publication).

Markwick has experience managing an urban health center that provided integrated care with primary care and mental health counseling. Markwick and staff investigated patients affected by obesity, diabetes, hypertension or hyperlipidemia to determine if outcomes were better for patients who received counseling versus those who did not. The team learned anecdotally that outcomes were improved but the sample size was too small to be significant.

Presently, Markwick is co-authoring a textbook illustrating the process of starting a nurse practitioner practice.


  • DNP, St. John Fisher College
  • MS, St. John Fisher College
  • BS, University of Vermont

Areas of Research

  • Access to care for underserved populations
  • Mental health for uninsured or underinsured populations
  • Technology and telemedicine

Teaching Responsibilities

Recent Publications

Markwick, L. (2016). Male, female, other: Transgender and the impact in primary care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(5), 330-338.

Markwick, L. (2016). Starting your own primary care NP practice—lessons learned. JNPA The Journal, 3(3).

Markwick, L., McConnochie, K., & Wood, N. (2015). Expanding telemedicine to include primary care for the urban adult. Journal for Healthcare of the Poor and Underserved, 26(3), 771-776.

Markwick, L., Smith, C., and Mick, D. (2014). Functional behavioral analysis and social scripting for the older patient with schizophrenia: A Staff Development Program. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(11), 883-890.  

Honors and Awards

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners Fellow, 2017
  • Nurse Practitioner of the Year, New York Nurse Practitioner Association, 2016
  • Women to Watch, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, 2016
  • Future Leaders Training Awardee, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2014-2015
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners Fellows Scholarship, 2009
  • Distinguished Graduate Student Award, St. John Fisher College Department of Nursing, 2006

Professional Activities

  • Invited Member, Excellus Credentialing Committee
  • President, Monroe County Board of Health
  • State Representative, NY-North, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • President-Elect, Nurse Practitioner Association of Greater Rochester
  • Member, Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society/Delta Sigma Chapter
  • Program Committee Chair, Member Board of Directors, Genesee Valley Nurse Association