Alexa Curtis

Alexa Colgrove Curtis, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC

Assistant Dean, Graduate Nursing and Professor

Assistant Dean • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4073 Cowell Hall, 225


Alexa C. Curtis received her PhD in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Community Health Systems. She is a practicing family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at a substance use disorder facility in rural Northern California. Her area of interest includes improving access to under-served populations through advanced practice nursing services, particularly for rural youth and other vulnerable populations in rural communities.

Project Director, HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Workforce
Director, Youth Resiliency Service, Granite Wellness Centers
Co-chair, Health Practice and Policy Committee, California Association for Nurse Practitioners
Family/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Granite Wellness Centers
PhD, Nursing, Community Health Systems, University of California, San Francisco
PMHNP Post-doctoral Certificate, University of San Francisco
MPH, University of San Francisco
MS, Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of San Diego
BS, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs, University of San Francisco
Associate Professor and Graduate Nursing Coordinator, Sacramento State University
Rural health
Adolescent health
Substance Use Disorders
Healthcare Workforce Development
Selected Publications

Curtis, A.C, Werder, K., Reynolds S. & Satterfield, J. (2021). Questioning Precedent in Unprecedented Times: Psychosocial Interventions Supporting Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD). Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

Curtis, A.C. & Keeler, C. (2021). Measurement in nursing research. American Journal of Nursing, 212 (6), 53-57.

Curtis, A.C. & Keeler, C. (2021). Sampling design in nursing research. American Journal of Nursing, 121(3), 53-57.

Curtis, A.C., Satre, D., Khanh, Ly, Wamsley, M. & Satterfield. J. (2019). A mobile app to promote alcohol and drug SBIRT skill translation among multi-disciplinary health care trainees: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Substance Abuse. 

Curtis, A.C., Khanh, L., Satre, D.D., Wamsely, M. & Satterfield, J. (2019). Implementation of alcohol and drug screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT): Nurse practitioner learner perspectives on a mobile app. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 31(4), 219-225.

Curtis, A.C. & Sattler, B. (2018). Organophosphate insecticide exposure: A clinical consideration of chlorpyrifos regulation. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(5), 299- 304.

Curtis, A.C. (2015). Defining adolescence. Journal of Adolescent and Family Health, 7(2), article 2.

Curtis, A.C., Waters, C.M. & Brindis, C.D. (2010). Rural adolescent health: The importance of prevention services in the rural community. The Journal of Rural Health, 27(1), 60-71. 

Awards & Distinctions

American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Fellow, 2021

California Association of Nurse Practitioners, Bridging Health Care Needs, 2020

Association of California Nurse Leaders; Sacramento/Sierra Chapter, Professional Educator Award, 2020

American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, Best Legislative/Government Article 2: Silver Award, 2019

American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Fellow; Leadership in Academic Nursing, 2015