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Susan  Alderman

Susan Alderman, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
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Dr. Susan Alderman has been a registered nurse for 29 years, specializing in acute care. She has a Master’s in Nursing Education and her PhD in Nursing has a research focus on cognitive recovery after stroke. Her dissertation work received substantial support from the Partner’s Nursing scholarship program.

She has worked as a nurse researcher for the Department of Neurology, Stroke Team at the McGovern Medical School from 2008 to 2014. Dr. Alderman has worked on various industry and NIH trials, including a trial using stem cells to treat acute stroke. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences. As a NIH StrokeNet trainee/Fellow (2016-2017) she is funded to continue her research in cognitive impairment after acute stroke. 

She currently serves on the American Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) Education Advisory Committee. She will use her experience and training to fulfill her goal of teaching nursing to the next generation of nurses.