Louise C. O'Keefe


Associate Professor Associate Dean, Graduate Programs Nurse Practitioner


1610 Ben Graves Drive
Nursing Building
Room 214G
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Nursing, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University
  • BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, George Mason University
  • ADN, Associate Degree in Nursing Largo, MD
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, National Certification
  • Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) licensure, AL
  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure, AL

Clinical Expertise

  • I.C.U. Nursing
  • Family Practice
  • Employee Health


  • Occupational Health
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome

Recent Publications

  • Hoy, H.M. & O’Keefe, L.C. (2020). Choosing the right inhaler for the right patient: Considerations for effective management of patients with COPD or asthma. The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP). (32)1, 89-99.https://doi.org/10.1097/JXX.0000000000000366

  • Rowe, D., Ng, Y. C., & O’Keefe, L. C. (2019). Addressing transgender patients’ barriers to access care. The Nurse Practitioner, 44(6), 30-38. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000558155.3847.8f

  • Ng, Y. C. & O’Keefe, L. C. (2019). The art of administering a Tuberculin Skin Test: Wheal does matter. Clinical Advisor, 22(5), 28-30.

  • O’Keefe, L. C., Koelle, P., McGee, Z., Dewberry, S., Wright, C., Stallings, E., Gates, E., & Chittur, K. (2019). Innovations in worksite diagnosis of urinary tract infections and the occupational health nurse. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conductive to Well-Being and Productivity, (67)6, 268-274. Published ahead of print: March 29, 2019.doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/2165079919834310

  • O’Keefe, L.C., Lioce, L., Benton, A., Morgan, T., & Adams, M.H. (2019). Successfully incorporating IPE in a non-academic health sciences center. Nursing Education Perspectives. Publish ahead of print: November 1, 2018. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000416

  • UAH College of Nursing Writing Team. O’Keefe, L. C. (co-writer) 2018. Striving for excellence: Creating environments that promote the pedagogical expertise of faculty. National league for nursing center of excellence in nursing education.

  • O’Keefe, L.C, Sullivan, M.M, McPhail, A., Van Buren, K.,& Dewberry, N. (2018). Screening for Colorectal Cancer at the Work Site. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conductive to Well-Being and Productivity. 66(4), 183-190. First published online on October 11, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165079917733483

  • Rowe, D., Ng, Y.C., O’Keefe, L.C., & Crawford, D. (2017). Providers’ perceptions and knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health. Federal Practitioners, 34(11), 28-34.

  • Kaulfus, A., Alexander, S., Oster, R.A., O’Keefe, L.C.,& Bartolucci, A. (2017). The inherent challenges of using large data sets in healthcare research. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 35(5), 221-225. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000359

  • O’Keefe, L.C. & Anderson, F. (2017). Benefits of on-site clinics. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 22(2). Doi: 10.3912/OJIN. Vol22No02PPT51

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