Faculty: Alexander

A portrait of professor Ivy Alexander.

Ivy M. Alexander

Ph.D., APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Professor
Director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track

ivy.alexander@uconn.edu
P: (860) 486-0600
F: (860) 486-0001

University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs Hall, Room 102A
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Menopause
Osteoporosis
Women's Health
Risk Reduction
Health Disparities

Selected Publications

Alexander, I. M. (2013). Chapter 54: Hormone Replacement Therapy. In Edmunds, M. & Mayhew, M. Eds., Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Ed. Chicago, IL: Elsevier.

Frame, K. & Alexander, I.M. (2013). Mind-body therapies for sleep disturbances in women at midlife. Journal of Holistic Nursing. Published , online. DOI: 10.1177/0898010113493504

Alexander, I. M. (2013). Countering the mainstream media: Balancing fear vs reality in managing osteoporosis (online CME/CE program). Medscape

Skorupski, N. & Alexander, I. M. (2013). Multidisciplinary osteoporosis management of post low-trauma hip fracture patients. JAANP: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 25(1), 3-10.

Alexander, I. M., & Andrist, L. A. (2013). Menopause (Chapter 13). In K. Schuiling & F. Likis, Eds., Women’s Gynecologic Health, 2nd Ed (pp. 285 – 328). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Alexander, I. M. (2012). The history of hormone therapy use and recent controversy related to heart disease and breast cancer arising from prevention trial outcomes. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health 57(6), 547-557.

Alexander, I. M. (2011). Improving osteoporosis screening and treatment in older adults to prevent fragility fractures (online CME/CE program). Medscape, available at: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/741189.

Alexander, I. M. & Knight, K. A. (2011). 100 domande e risposte su Osteoporosi e Osteopenia. Rome, Italy:Antonio Delfino Editore. (edited by Franco Postacchini; translated by Maria Luisa Brandi). [100 Questions and Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Italian translation]

Alexander, I. M. (2010). Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: Identifying Risk and Choosing Appropriate Treatment. Medscape (audiolecture and transcript), available at: http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/722809.

Alexander, I. M, & Knight, K. (2010). 100 Questions and Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, 2nd Ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Alexander, I. M. (2010). Emancipatory actions displayed by multi-ethnic women: “Regaining control of my health care.” Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22(11), 602-611.

Yang, M., Zhu, H., Liu, S., Alexander, I. M., Zhou, W., Ren, X. (2009). Music therapy to relieve anxiety in pregnant women on bedrest: A randomized, controlled study. MCN: Maternal Child Nursing, 34(5), 316-323.

Alexander, I. M., & Knight, K. (2008). 100 ερωτήσεις και απαντήσεις για την εμμηνόπαυση (Μετάφραση: Ευμορφία Παπαγεωργίου). Thessaloniki, Greece:Malliaris-Paedia S.A.. [100 Questions and Answers About Menopause, Greek translation]

Alexander, I. M., & Knight, K. (2008). 100 ερωτήσεις και απαντήσεις για την οστεοπόρωση και την οστεοπενία (Μετάφραση: Καίτη Αδαμοπούλου). Thessaloniki, Greece:Malliaris-Paedia S.A.. [100 Questions and Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Greek translation]

Alexander, I. M. & Knight, K. (2007). 100 Preguntas y Respuestas sobre la Menopausia (Traducción de Mario Lamberti). Madrid, Spain: EDAF. [100 Questions and Answers About menopause, Spanish translation]

Alexander, I. M. & Knight, K. (2006). 100 Questions and Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Alexander, I. M., & Knight, K (2005). 100 Questions and Answers About Menopause. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Alexander, I. M., & Ruff, C. R. (2005). Attitudes and Concerns About Menopause Among Black Women: What Busy Clinicians Need to Know. Menopause Management, 14(2), 22-26.

Alexander, I. M. (2004). Characteristics of and problems with primary care interactions experienced by an ethnically diverse group of women. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 16(7), 300-310.

Honors & Awards

Top Nursing Professor, 2012

Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing, 2010

Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, November 2009

Shirley Novosel Award for Distinguished Alumna, The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing, 2008-09, awarded November 3, 2008.

Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication for book entitled, 100 Questions and Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia (Alexander, I. M., & Knight, K.), American Medical Writers Association, New England Chapter, June, 2008.

Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication for book entitled, 100 Questions and Answers About Menopause (Alexander, I. M. & Knight, K.), American Medical Writers Association, New England Chapter, June, 2006.

Rising Star in Health Disparities Research Award, Howard University, Division of Nursing, M. Elizabeth Carnegie Research Day, 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration, March, 2004.

Clinical Research Poster Award for poster entitled, “Reasons for Hormone Therapy Use, Discontinuation, or Avoidance Among Black Women.” North American Menopause Society 15th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October, 2004.

Council on Hormone Education, Distinguished Professor, 2002 – 2008.

Clinician of the Year, Yale University Health Services, awarded June, 2001.

Nurse Practitioner of the Year, Connecticut Nurse Practitioner Group, Inc., awarded May, 2001

Best Poster Presentation Award for poster entitled, “Midwives’, Family Practice Physicians’, and Obstetricians’ views of the intrapartum: Results from the LDOS nationwide survey.” American College of Nurse-Midwives 42nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May, 1997.

Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Epsilon, Award for Excellence in Nursing, Northeastern University School of Nursing, 1992.

Selected Professional Activities

2011 – present
Menopause Care Collaborative, Pfizer, Inc

2009 – present
Physician Advisory Group, Genactis, United Kingdom

2004 – present
Medical Adviser and Women’s Health Advisory Council Member, National Women’s Health Resource Center

2008 – present
Research Consultant, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)

2004 – present
Medical Advisory, One World Progressive Institute