Susan Alexander, DNP, ANP-BC, ADM-BC

Susan Alexander

Susan Alexander, DNP, ANP-BC, ADM-BC
Clinical Associate Professor

Office: NUR 214D 


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Post-Master Certification Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Professional Certifications

  • Adult Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Diabetes Management

Clinical Expertise

  • Adult Health/Internal Medicine
  • Diabetes Management

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NUR 739: Scholarly Practice Project
  • NUR 738: Scholarly Project Development
  • NUR 610, NUR 611: Family Nurse Practitioner I, II, III: Course Management and Clinical Track Supervision

Service Activities


  • Joint Doctor of Nursing Practice Coordinating Committee: UA, UAB, & UAH Curriculum Subcommittee, Member


  • University Graduate Council, Member
  • Graduate Handbook Sub-Committee, Member
  • New Faculty Research Fund Cee, Member
  • College of Nursing, Graduate Dean Search Committee, Member


  • Learning Management System Task Force, Member
  • University Graduate Council, Member
  • University Commencement Committee, Member


  • University Graduate Council, Member
  • Chief Information Officer Search Committee, Member

Special Achievements/Honors/Awards

  • 2014 Faculty Scholar Spotlight Award, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • 2013 State Award for Excellence, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2012 Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Regional Award, Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama

Research Interests

  • Health disparities environmental research
  • Mobile health applications in chronic disease management

Publications and Presentations

  • Maskey, M., Alexander, S., Conover, H., Gamble, J., Hoy, H., & Fraley, A.M. Powering transplant professional collaborations with web and mobile apps. (2013).Computers Informatics Nursing (CIN Plus). 31(8): 351-5.
  • Alexander, S., Hoy, H., Maskey, M., Conover, H., Gamble, J., & Fraley, A.M. Initiating collaboration among organ transplant professionals through web portals and mobile apps. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 2013, May 13; 18(2): 7.
  • Hoy, H., Frith, K.H., & Alexander, S. The Effect of transplant education on nurses attitudes toward organ donation and advocacy for transplantation. Submitted for publication to the American Journal of Critical Care March 22, 2012.
  • Hoy, H., Alexander, S., Roberts, L.J., Wells, N., Pinson, C.W., & Feurer, I.D. (2012)
    The Negative effect of pre-transplant body mass index on health-related quality of life after lung transplantation. Progress in Transplantation, 22(4):2-6.
  • Hoy, H., Alexander, S., & Frith, K.H. (2011). Effect of transplant education on nurses' attitudes toward organ donation and plans to work with transplant patients. Progress in Transplantation. 21(4): 317-321.
  • Hoy, H., Alexander, S., Payne, J., & Zavala, E. (2011). The role of advanced practice nurses in transplant center staffing. Progress in Transplantation, 21(4): 294-298.
  • Alexander, S., Frith, K.H., O'Keefe, L., & Hennigan, M.A. (2011). Implementation of customized Health information technology in diabetes self-management training programs. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 25(2): 63-70.
  • Alexander, S., Frith, K., & Hoy, H. (2014). Clinical Informatics in Nursing. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Alexander, S., & Hoy, H., (2012).Supporting learner success: Pre-enrollment through outcomes evaluation. In Distance Education in Nursing (3rd ed). New York: Springer Publications.

Research Grants

  • Peer to Peer organ donation education to alleviate shortage of cadaveric donors for heart and lung transplantation. Hoy, H. (PI). Frith, K.H., Alexander, S., Maskey, M. Submitted to International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, January 12, 2015.
  • CNH-L: Urban air quality from a coupled human environment system perspective. Nair, U. (PI). Biazar, A.P., Christopher, S., Griffin, R., Knight, K., Estes, M., Wu, Y., Alexander, S. Submitted to NSF (proposal #1518522) November 18, 2014.
  • Mining big data to improve human health. Alexander, S.(PI), Nair, Udaysankar, Maskey, M. Hoy, H. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Office of Vice President for Research. Submitted August 8, 2014.
  • Impacts of smoke from wildland fires upon urban population in Houston, Texas. Nair, U. (PI), Alexander, S., Keiser, K. U. Department of Land Management. Submitted December 11, 2013.
  • Creation of a multidisciplinary incubator program to solicit funding through health information technology proposals. Alexander, S. (PI). Hoy, H. Word-Allbritton, A., Ramachandran, R., Maskey, M., Nair, U. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Office of Vice President for Research. Submitted August 2, 2013.
  • Technology as a medium to effectively and efficiently educate nurses about organ donation and transplantation. Hoy, H. (PI), Alexander, S., & Frith, K. Funded by NATCO 5/18/2012
  • Summer Research and Creative Experience for the Undergraduate. College of Nursing student Julie McDaniel. Alexander, S., Frith, K.H. "Effect of Guided Relaxation and Biofeedback on Perceived Test Anxiety and Physiological Indicators of Stress." June, 2012-September, 2012
  • Summer Research and Creative Experience for the Undergraduate. College of Nursing student Elizabeth Hale. Alexander, S., Hale, E., Hennigan, M.A., & Frith, K. H. "The Effects of GLP-1 Agonists on C-peptide Levels of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes." June, 2011-September, 2011.
  • UAHuntsville Research Infrastructure Investment Grant Program. Hoy, H. (Principal Investigator), Alexander, S., Maskey, M., & Conover, H. "Development of a Web-Based Mobile Technology Application for Healthcare Providers in Transplant Care." May, 2011-April, 2012.
  • Junior Distinguished Faculty Research. Hoy, H. (PI), Alexander, S., Frith, K. (Mentor). "The Effect of Transplant Education on Nurses' Attitudes towards Organ Donation and Plans to Work with Transplant Patients." December, 2011-December, 2012.