Ivy M. Alexander


Clinical Professor

Director of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MS track


Ivy M. Alexander, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a clinical professor and director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Her clinical, scholarly, and research interests are in primary care for underserved populations, including veterans and their families, and midlife women’s health care, especially menopause-related symptom management and osteoporosis prevention, identification, and management. With over 30 years of clinical and academic experience, she has extensive expertise in both clinical and didactic education. Dr. Alexander has served as director for multiple HRSA-funded programs supporting education and training of primary care nurse practitioners to care for underserved populations.

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Midlife Women’s Health
  • Menopause-related Symptom Management
  • Osteoporosis Prevention, Identification & Management
  • Primary Care for Medically Underserved Populations, including Veterans


  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut School of Nursing, May 2001
  • Post-Master’s Certificate, University of Pennsylvania Teaching (Nursing), May 1995
  • MS, Northeastern University Adult Nurse Practitioner, May 1992
  • BSN, Pennsylvania State University, May 1986

Honors & Awards

  • September 2017 – Named one of 75 Difference Makers, UConn SON 75th Anniversary Celebration
  • October 2016 – 2016 Large Cap Award from CORP America
  • July 2015 – Named One of Twenty Outstanding Professors of Women’s Health Nursing by Nurse Practitioner Schools (NursePractitionerSchools.com)
  • June 2015 – Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
  • 2012 – Named Top 100 Nursing Professors, BSN to MSN Online (BSNtoMSN.org)
  • May 2010 – Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing
  • November 2009 – Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • November 2008 – Shirley Novosel Award for Distinguished Alumna, The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing, 2008-09
  • June 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  2006 – 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
  • March 2004 – Rising Star in Health Disparities Research Award, Howard University, Division of Nursing, M. Elizabeth Carnegie Research Day, 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration
  • October 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
  • 2002-2008 – Council on Hormone Education, Distinguished Professor
  • June 2001 – Clinician of the Year, Yale University Health Services
  • May 2001 – Nurse Practitioner of the Year, Connecticut Nurse Practitioner Group, Inc
  • May 1997 – 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
  • 1997 – Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award, University of Connecticut
  • 1992 – Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Epsilon, Award for Excellence in Nursing, Northeastern University School of Nursing

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

A portrait of clinical professor Ivy Alexander.
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