Gina Alexander

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Doctor of Philosophy, May 2009
School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Master of Science in Nursing, December 2008
School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Master of Public Health, May 2003
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
School of Public Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Summa cum Laude, May 1998
School of Nursing, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK

Courses Taught

Public Health Nursing Concepts and Clinical
Senior Honors Project

Areas of Focus

public health nursing
food literacy and nutrition education
environmental health literacy
nature-based health promotion
nature-based solutions to climate change
integrative therapies for health promotion and self-care

Jones, K.L., Edwards, L.A., & Alexander, G.K. (2022). Shoring up the frontline of prevention: Strengthening curriculum with community/public health nursing. American Journal of Public Health, 112(S3), S237–S240.

Alexander, G.K., Bashore, L., & Brooks, V. (2022). Improving food literacy and access among young adult cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing, 45(2), 161-166. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000992

Alexander, G. K., & Brooks, V. (2022). Nature-based therapeutics: A collaborative research agenda promoting equitable access and environmental stewardship. Collegian (Royal College of Nursing, Australia), 29(1), 119–124.

Alexander, G.K. & Grannum, D.R. (2021). School garden benefits: Health promotion and environmental conservation. NASN School Nurse, 37(2), 79-82.

Bashore, L., Alexander, G.K., & Park, E. (2021). Engagement in physical activity among young adult childhood and adolescent cancer survivors: Integration of nature-technology. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 10(6), 740-744.

Alexander, G.K. (2020). Supporting food literacy among children and adolescents: Undergraduate students apply public health nursing principles in clinical practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 36(6), 616-624.

Willis, J. L., Howe, C.J., & Alexander, G.K. (2019). Assessing MyPlate familiarity and typical meal composition using food models in children
aged 7- 13. International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition, 8(4), 128-

Alexander, G.K., Bashore, L., & Jackson, D.L. (2017). “Adaptable to unexpected situations”: Nursing and social work students reflect on interprofessional communication and teamwork. Health and Interprofessional Practice, 3(2), eP1134. doi:

Alexander, G.K., Brooks, V., & Williams, T. (2022, Jun 10). Co-creating strategies for equitable access to nature and green space. Podium presentation, 44th ACHNE Annual Institute [Practice & Policy track], Alexandria, VA.

Alexander, G.K., & Brooks, V. (2021, June). Advocacy for equitable access to nature and outdoor recreation. Podium presentation, 43rd ACHNE Annual Institute [virtual, pre-recorded format].

Wilhoite, D., Johnson, RH., Chen, Y., Potts, M., Alexander, G., Stalter, AM., & Peltzer, JN. (2020, October). School nurses’ roles in public health risk communication. American Academy of Nursing 2020 Transforming Health Driving Policy Virtual Conference. Abstract ID#: 915336.

Alexander, G.K., & Brooks, V. (2020, June). RxPLORETM: Nature-based health promotion. Podium presentation, Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Annual Institute [virtual, pre-recorded format].

Alexander, G.K. (2019, July 25). Interprofessional collaboration to support food literacy
and mental health resilience in adolescents. Podium presentation, 30th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Alexander, G.K. and Angel, J. (2018, Jun 8). Collaborative partnerships to improve food literacy among youth. Podium presentation, 40th Anniversary of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Annual Institute, New Orleans, LA.

Bashore, L., Alexander, G., Jackson, L., & Mauch, P. (2017, Nov 7). Through the lens of youth: Photovoice to capture vulnerable youth perceptions of their environment. Podium presentation, 145th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA. Presenter: L. Bashore

Alexander, G. K., Bashore, L., & Paxton, R. J. (2017, Feb 24). Health promotion priorities among young adult childhood cancer survivors: Nutrition and food literacy. Podium presentation, 31st Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Dallas, TX.

2022 ACHNE Advocacy for Public Health Nursing Award, presented at the annual institute of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE)
2022 Honoree, Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses
2022 Climate Health Organizing Fellow, Cambridge Health Alliance Center for
Health Equity Education and Advocacy
2022 Nominee, Ruth Eloise Sperry Teaching award
2019 Appointment to the Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations (representative of ACHNE)
2019 Nominee, Harris College of Nursing, Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creative Activity
2016 Senior Class Legacy Award Recognition

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

American Nurses Association

American Public Health Association, Public Health Nursing section

Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations

Campus Nature Rx Network

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

ACHNE representative, Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations

Member, Public Health Nursing Journal Editorial Board

Member, Fort Worth Open Space Conservation Program Stakeholder Group

Chair, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility committee, Cross Timbers Master Naturalista

Community Advisory Board member, Nurse-Family Partnership, Tarrant County Public Health Department

Registered Nurse: Licensure in Texas