Dr. Hooper received her PhD in nursing from the University of Kentucky. Her doctoral preparation was directed toward clinical research. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. She is also certified by the Board of Urologic Nursing as a urologic nurse practitioner.
Dr. Hooper has published and presented nationally and internationally related to her research interest in urologic diseases. She has recently completed a funded study on quality of life in women with pelvic organ prolapse and the use of a cube pessary. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. Hooper has served as president of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates. She is a fellow of the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing. She is also involved in a number of professional nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Rural Nursing Organization and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.