Alexa Doig
  • Clinical Nurse Researcher, Huntsman Cancer Hospital
  • Chair, Division of Acute and Chronic Care, College Of Nursing
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Nursing


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, McGill University
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Utah
  • Master of Science, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Utah
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, University of Utah. Project: PhD Dissertation: Evaluation of a Graphical Display for Hemodynamic Monitoring

Career Highlights

Alexa Doig graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1992. After obtaining her BSN she worked as a staff nurse in hematology/oncology at University of Utah Healthcare. She then went on to earn her MS and PhD degrees from the University of Utah College of Nursing. She has been teaching courses in physiology and pathophysiology at the Collge of Nursing since 2001, and in 2008 won the University of Utah Early Career Teaching Award. In 2009 Dr. Doig was awarded the National Patient Safety Board Research Board grant to study the patient monitoring practices of acute care oncology nurses. In 2011 she became a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar. In 2013 she was appointed as Chair for the Division of Acute and Chronic Care in the College of Nursing. Dr. Doig is also a Clinical Nurse Researcher at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.