Professor, Assistant Dean of Faculty Practice, Director of Wilmore Faculty Practice

Dr. Sharon Lock is the Director of the College of Nursing's Phyllis D. Corbitt Community Health Center in Wilmore, Ky. She received BSN and MSN degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of South Carolina. She also received a post-master's certificate as a primary care nurse practitioner from the University of Virginia. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Before coming to UK in 1997, Dr. Lock taught maternity nursing at East Carolina University and the University of Virginia. Dr. Lock served as the coordinator of the primary care nurse practitioner track for more than 15 years. In 2010 she received the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from the College of Nursing. Dr. Lock's research interests include teen pregnancy prevention and sexual risk reduction among adolescents. She has received NIH funding to study communication between sexual partners. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Adolescent Health and the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. She served as secretary of the Southern Nursing Research Society from 2000 to 2002. In 2006, as a member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, she served on the National Panel for Nurse Practitioner Practice Doctorate Competencies. Dr. Lock is a member of the advisory board for the Kentucky Area Health Education Centers. She consulted with the University of Kentucky’s Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute to develop a women’s health interactive module for health care professionals, which is now offered nationally through the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN web site.

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Post-Masters Certificate, University of Virginia, 1996
PhD, University of South Carolina, 1990
MSN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
BSN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975


Teen pregnancy prevention; sexual risk reduction among adolescents


Dr. Sharon Locks' CV


Registered Nurses in Primary Care
Project Period: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Total Award: $1,770,319
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration