Alexandra A. García, PhD, RN, FAAN is Professor in the Family and Public Health Nursing and Nursing Administration Division at the School of Nursing and also in the Department of Population Health of Dell Medical School where she is the inaugural director of the Division of Community Engagement and Health Equity. She has taught courses for undergraduate and graduate students in research, public health, and global health. Her research focuses on the social, cultural, and economic influences on health and equity, diabetes self-management and symptom experience of Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes.
She previously directed the faculty-led study abroad programs to Guadalajara, Mexico and Heredia, Costa Rica and is now collaborating with Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya on education and research projects.
Dr. García is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Texas Public Health Association. She is past President of the Texas Public Health Association and past Chair of the Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association.
Dr. García received her Diploma in Registered Nursing from The Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing; her Bachelor of Science from The College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and her Master of Science from The University of Maryland at Baltimore. She earned her PhD in nursing from The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.