Alexandra A. García, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, FAAN is Professor in the Family, Public Health, and Nursing Leadership Division and the Graduate Advisor for the School of Nursing. She is courtesy professor of Population Health at the Dell Medical School where she served as the inaugural director of the Division of Community Engagement and Health Equity, and is Affiliate of the Texas Center for Equity Promotion. Dr. García teaches 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, self-management of chronic diseases and symptom experiences, particularly among Latinx adults with type 2 diabetes and other co-occurring chronic illnesses.
She is a facilitator of global health experiences. She previously directed 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.