Debra Whisenant, PhD, MSN, MSPH
Dr. Whisenant received her Ph.D. in Health Sciences with an emphasis in International Health from Touro University. Her doctoral preparation included directed studies in the areas of epidemiology, statistics, health promotion, and disease prevention. She completed a post-doctoral residency in Outcomes Research at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Along with a Master of Science in Nursing she also holds a Master of Science in Public Health.
Dr. Whisenant has worked in a variety of patient care settings, including neurological trauma, critical care, and organ donation. Currently she teaches research, statistics, and theory courses at the graduate level.
Dr. Whisenant has published and presented nationally and internationally related to her research interest areas of international health promotion, community health promotion, and organ donation. She is currently conducting research in the areas of civic and health based health promotion and the impact of lay individuals as health promoters within organizations.
In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. Whisenant is involved in a number of professional organizations including the Southern Nursing Research Society, Alabama League for Nursing, Alabama Health Action Coalition, International Nurses Christian Fellowship, and Sigma Theta Tau.