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Dr. Louise C. O'Keefe

Dr. Louise C. O'Keefe

DNP

Assistant Professor and Director of Faculty & Staff Clinic


Dr. Louise C. O'Keefe is an Assistant Professor and Director of Faculty & Staff Clinic at University of Alabama in Huntsville. She teaches in the Family Nurse Practititioner and DNP program

Education:

  • PhD in Nursing – The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2013
  • MSN, FNP – George Mason University and George Washington University, 1997
  • BSN – George Mason University, 1994
  • ADN – Largo, MD, 1981

Professional Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, National Certification
  • Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) licensure, AL
  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure, AL
  • Certifed Nurse Educator (CNE)

Clinical Expertise

  • I.C.U. Nursing
  • Family Practice
  • Employee Health

Research Interests

  • Occupational Health
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 2017 – Selected as a 2017 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). The purpose of the AANP Fellows is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioners to lead new initiatives and support the AANP mission.
  • 2017 – The Kathleen C. Brown Scholarship for Emerging Leaders in Occupational Health. Provided by the Central Alabama Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), March 10, 2017. One time award of $500.00 is made for use towards continuing education in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • 2017 – Golden Pen Award. This award recognizes Workplace Health & Safety Journal contributors for excellence in writing. The article recognized is, "Obesity, Prediabetes, and Perceived Stress in Municipal Workers" Workplace Health & Safety is the official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN). April 26, 2017.
  • 2017 – Alabama League for Nursing, Lamplighter Award in recognition of exemplary contributions to the Nursing Profession. March 2, 2017.
  • 2015 – Golden Pen Award. This award recognizes Workplace Health & Safety Journal contributors for excellence in writing. The article recognized is, "Policy Perspectives on Occupational Stress." Workplace Health & Safety is the official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN).
  • 2015 – Induction Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society
  • 2014 – American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. This award, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner in a state that demonstrates excellence in practice.
  • 2013 – Special recognition: Adjunct graduate faculty status at the University of Alabama (UA) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
  • 2011 – Outstanding Regional Nurse Practitioner Award for North Alabama. Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (NPAA). Recognizes excellence in practice.
  • 1997 – Leadership Award. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • 1994 – Induction Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Epsilon Zeta Chapter

Publications:

  • O'Keefe, L. C., Sullivan, M. M., McPhail, A., Van Buren, K., & Dewberry, N. (2017). Screening for Colorectal Cancer at the Work Site. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conducive to Well-Being and Productivity. Accepted for publication.
  • Kaulfus, A., Alexander, S., Zhao, S., Oster, R.A., O'Keefe, L.C. & Bartolucci, A. (2017). The inherent challenges of using large data sets in healthcare research. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 35(5), 221-225. DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000359
  • O'Keefe, L.C. & Anderson, F. (2017). Benefits of on-site clinics. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 22(2). DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol22No02PPT51
  • Ng, Y.C., Rowe, D., & O'Keefe, L.C. (2017). Addressing barriers faced by the transgender population and improving linkage to care. International Journal of Transgenderism. Submitted for publication.
  • Rowe, D., Ng, Y.C., & O'Keefe, L.C. (2017). Leadership initiatives in patient-centered transgender care. Federal Practitioner. 12-18. January 2017.
  • O'Keefe, L.C., Frith, K.H., & Barnby, E. (2016). Nurse faculty as international collaborators. Nursing and Health Sciences. DOI: 10.1111/nhs.12312
  • O'Keefe, L.C. (2016). Ebola update. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conducive to Well-Being and Productivity. 64(1), 13-16. DOI: 10.1177/2165079915607496
  • O'Keefe, L.C., Brown, K.C., Heaton, K.L., Frith, K.H., Maples, E.H., Phillips, J.A., & Vance, D.E. (2016). Obesity, Prediabetes, and Perceived Stress in Municipal Workers. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conducive to Well-Being and Productivity. 64(10), 453-461. Published online ahead of print March 29, 2016. DOI: 10.1177/2165079916632771 (Winner, Golden Pen Award).
  • O'Keefe, L.C. (2015). Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conducive to Well-Being and Productivity. Published online before print, September 25, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/2165079915607497
  • o Slaughter, A. L., Frith, K. H., O'Keefe, L.C., Alexander, S., & Stoll, R. (2015). Promoting best practices for managing acute low back pain in occupational environments. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conducive to Well-Being and Productivity, 63(9), 408-414. DOI: 10.1177/2165079915589034
  • Hoy, H.M. & O'Keefe, L.C. (2015). Practical guidance on the recognition of uncontrolled asthma and its management. The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP), 27(8), 466-475. DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12284
  • O'Keefe, L.C., Brown, K.C., & Christian, B. J. (2014). Policy perspectives in occupational stress. Workplace Health & Safety. Promoting Environments Conducive to Well-Being and Productivity, 62(10), 432-438. (Winner, Golden Pen Award).
  • Alexander, S., Frith, K.H., O'Keefe, L., Hennigan, M. A. (2011). Implementation of customized health information technology in diabetes self-management programs. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 25 (2), 63-70.

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