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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address DEW 2163
Phone  (205) 975-7732
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Infectious Diseases Professor
Secondary  School of Nursing Dean's Office  School of Nursing Dean's Office Associate Professor Clinical
Center  Center for AIDS Research  Center for AIDS Research Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  Medicine  Ctr for Palliative & Supportive Care Professor
Center  Lister Hill Center for Health Policy  Lister Hill Center for Health Policy Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Kent State University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; June, 1979 University of Alabama in Huntsville, Master of Science in Nursing; June, 1982 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Doctor of Science in Nursing; March, 1994 University of Alabama in Huntsville, Post Master Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner; August, 1995 Birmingham School of Law, Juris Doctorate; May, 2003 Joint Committee for Advanced Nursing Practice of the State Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Nursing, 2006-2009 Alabama Board of Nursing, Executive Committee, 2006 National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), Advance Practice Advisory Panel (APRN), 2005-2007 Alabama Board of Nursing by Gubernatorial appointment, Member, 2005-2009 American Assemby for Men in Nursing, President, 2004-current American Assembly for Men in Nursing Foundation, Founding President, 2000-present AIDS Alabama Medical Provider of the Year, AIDS Alabama, 2001 Member of the Year (for outstanding service), National American Assembly for Men in Nursing, 1997 Graduate Student Nursing Excellence Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, 1993 University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, Graduate Student Scholarship, 1992-1993 National Institute of Health Nurse Traineeship Award, 1992-1993 Letter of appreciation from Captain A.M. Treleven, ANC, President Ronald Reagan's visit to Birmingham, Alabama, 1986.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter #182, National Honor Society
Sigma Delta Kappa, Alpha Phi Chapter, Intercollegiate Law Fraternity
Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Phi Chapter, International Honor Society of Nursing
Society of Luther Christman Fellow, American Assembly for Men in Nursing
Charter Memeber   

Research/Clinical Interest
Clinical Trials in HIV. Interest pertain to secondary prevention for MSM, HPV related clinical manifestations, treatment programs for Substance Abuse in HIV, quality of care and health care policy.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Raper, J.L. (2006). Anal pap screening in men with HIV. Advance for Nursing Practitioners, 14(6):30-35.  16972456 
Reif S, Whetten K, Ostermann J, Raper JL. Characteristics of HIV-infected adults in the Deep South and their utilization of mental health services: A rural vs. urban comparison.
AIDS Care. 2006;18 Suppl 1:S10-7. 
Chen RY, Accortt NA, Westfall AO, Mugavero MJ, Raper JL, Cloud GA, Stone BK, Carter J, Call S, Pisu M, Allison J, Saag MS. Distribution of health care expenditures for HIV-infected patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Apr 1;42(7):1003-10.
Curtis JR, Smith B, Weaver M, Landers K, Lopez-Ben R, Raper JL, Saag M, Venkataraman R, Saag KG. (20060. Ethnic variations in the prevalence of metabolic bone disease among HIV-positive patients with lipodystrophy. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2006 Feb;22(2):125-31.
Bedimo, R., Chen, R.Y., Accortt, N.A., Raper, J.L., Linn, C., Allison, J.J., Dubay, J., Saag, M.S. & Hoesley, C.J. (2004). Trends in AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining malignancies among HIV-infected patients: 1989-2002. Clin Infect Dis, 39, 1380-1384.   15494916 
Chen, R.Y., Westfall, A..O., Mugavero, M.J., Cloud, G.A., Raper, J.L., Chatham, A.G., Acosta, E.P., Taylor, K.H., Carter, J. & Saag, M.S. (2003). Duration of highly active antiretroviral therapy regimens. Clin Infect Dis, 37, 714-722.  12942406 
Chen, R.Y., Westfall, A.O., Raper, J.L., Cloud, G.A., Chatham, A.K., Acosta, E.P., Pham, S.V., Tolson, J.M.’ Heudebert, G.R., Saag, M.S. (2002). Immunologic and virologic consequences of temporary antiretroviral treatment interruption in clinical practice. AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses, 18, 909-916.  12230934 
Hoesley, C.J., Allen, S.A., Raper, J.L., Musonda, R., Niu, Y., Gao, F., Squires, K.E., and Aldrovandi, G.M. (2002). Comparative analysis of commercial assays for the detection and quantification of human immunodeficiency virus type I (HIV-1) RNA in plasma from patients infected with HIV-1 subtype C. Clin Infect Dis, 35, 323-325.  12115099 
Patton, H.K., Chu, W.J., Hetherington, H.P., Stewart, K.E., Raper, J.L., Shelton, B.J., Benveniste, E.N. & Benos, D.J. (2001). Alkaline pH changes in the cerebellum of asymptomactic HIV-infected individuals. NMR in Biomedicine, 14, 12-18.  11252036 
Call, S.A., Saag, M.S., Westfall, A.O., Raper, J.L., Pham, S.V., Tolson, J.M. Hellmann, N.S., Cloud, G.A., & Johnson, V.A. (2000). Phenotypic drug susceptibility testing predicts better than treatment history in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 183, 401-408.  11133371 
Raper, J.L. (2006). Career Encounter: Men in nursing. Men in Nursing Journal, 1,28-31.   
Raper, J.L., Davis, B.A., & Scott, L. (1999). Patient satisfaction with emergency department nursing care: A multi-site study. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 13, 11-24.