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Susan Appel

Susan Appel

Hoover, AL


Acute Care, Family

Clinical Subspecialties

Cardiovascular, Emergency, Endocrinology


Professional Achievements:
Dr. Appel is a 2002 Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD) graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she has since attended three post doctoral programs (i.e., 1: Molecular Genetics: Georgetown University/ NINR Summer Genetics Institute; 2: NHLBI: Alabama Collaboration for Cardiovascular Equality (ACCE) Research Training Program in Cardiovascular Health Disparities. Division of Preventative Medicine, School of Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) & Tuskegee University and 3: NIH K-30 UAB School of Medicine Clinical Research Training Program).
Favorite Thing About My Profession:
Research Interests: Health Disparities Cardiometabolic Risk among Premenopausal Caucasian and African-American women Genetics and Genetic Admixture r/t CVD (Inflammation and Dysfibrinolysis) Telehealth Diabetes Education for Patients and Healthcar
In 1984 Dr. Appel completed her masters with a focus in cardiovascular nursing, University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC from where she also holds two post-masters. Dr. Appel is doubly board certified as an Acute Care and Family Nurse Practitioner. She will be inducted as a FAANP June 2016.

Work History

Capstone College of Nursing, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
Professor — August, 2011 to present
Eastern Hostpital Medicine, Hospitalist, St Vicents East in 50 Medical Dr
NP — July, 2005 to present

Education History

PhD: UNC-Chapel Hill
August, 1999 to May, 2002


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