Gina Alexander

Associate Professor
Nursing
Annie Richardson Bass Building 3228

g.alexander@tcu.edu | 817-257-6763

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Education

Ph.D., MPH, MSN, RN

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
integrative therapies for health promotion and self-care

Alexander, G.K., Canclini, S.B., Fripp, J., & Fripp, W. (2017). Waterborne disease case investigation: Public health nursing simulation. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(1). Alexander, G.K., Rollins, K., Walker, D., Wong, L., & Pennings, J. (2015). Yoga for self-care and burnout prevention among nurses. Workplace Health & Safety,63(10), 462-470. Alexander, G. K., Canclini, S. B., & Krauser, D. L. (2014). Academic-practice collaboration in nursing education: Service-learning for injury prevention. Nurse Educator, 39(4), 175-178. Alexander, G.K. & Lockwood, S. (2014). Effect of yoga on sleep quality among adult cancer patients: A systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 12(6), 382-419. Alexander, G. (2013). Self-care and yoga: Academic-practice collaboration for occupational health. Workplace Health & Safety, 61(12), 510-513. Alexander, G.K., Innes, K.E., Selfe, T.K., & Brown, C.J. (2013). “More than I expected”: Perceived benefits of yoga practice among older adults at risk for cardiovascular disease. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 21(1), 14-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.11.001 Alexander, G.K., Innes, K.E., Bourguignon, C., Bovbjerg, V.E., Kulbok, P., & Taylor, A.G. (2012). Patterns of yoga practice and physical activity following a yoga intervention for adults with or at risk for type 2 diabetes. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9(1), 53-61. Alexander G.K., Innes, K.E., Brown, C.J., Kulbok, P., Bourguignon, C., Bovbjerg, V.E., & Taylor, A.G. (2010). “I could move mountains”: Adults with or at risk for type 2 diabetes reflect on their experiences with yoga practice. The Diabetes Educator, 36(6), 965-975. doi: 10.1177/0145721710381802

Alexander, G.K., Bashore, L., Howe, C., Stevenson, J., & Jackson, L. (2017, June). Preparing upstream leaders for public health nursing practice and research. Podium presentation, Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Annual Institute, Baltimore, MD. 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. Alexander, G.K., Jackson, L., & Bashore, L. (2016, Feb 26). Feasibility and sustainability of Photovoice in an at-risk middle school population. Poster presentation, 30th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg, VA. Alexander, G.K., Canclini, S., Fripp, W., Brooks, R., & Fripp, J. (2015, Nov 1). Public health simulation: Collaborative water quality assessment. Poster presentation, 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL. Alexander, G.K., Rollins, K., Walker, D., Wong, L., & Pennings, J. (2015, Feb 26). Efficacy of yoga to improve self-care and reduce burnout among nurses. Podium presentation, 29th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Tampa, FL. Alexander, G. K., Disnard, G.M., Morrissette, J.G., & Widmann, C. (2014, June 6). Interprofessional collaboration: Service-learning in a local homeless population. Podium presentation, Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Annual Institute, San Antonio, TX. Alexander, G.K. & Lockwood, S. (2014, February 14). Effect of yoga on sleep quality among adult cancer patients: A systematic review. Poster presentation, 28th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, San Antonio, TX. Alexander, G.K., Innes, K.E., Selfe, T.K., & Brown, C.J. (2013, March 2). “So much more aware”: Perceived benefits of yoga practice. Podium presentation, 27th Annual Conference of SNRS (Southern Nursing Research Society), Little Rock, AR.

Senior Class Legacy Award Recognition (2015)

American Public Health Association Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Alpha Chapter Southern Nursing Research Society

Advisory Board, Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition Advisory Board, Nurse-Family Partnership, Tarrant County Public Health Reviewer for multiple nursing and health sciences journals