Alexa Doig, PhD, RN

Curriculum Vitae

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


Research Statement

My program of research in human factors is centered on studying how nurse cognition affects aspects of nurse performance that are related to patient safety. As a predoctoral fellow, I investigated the cognitive structure of the ICU nurses’ hemodynamic monitoring task and evaluated the effects of a new graphical hemodynamic monitoring display on nurse performance. In subsequent NIH-funded studies I collaborated on simulation-based research studies to evaluate the effects of an online training program in moderate sedation and a newly developed ICU display. I was the Principal Investigator of a study funded by the National Patient Safety Foundation that examined nurse vigilance and decision making during patient monitoring. A subsequent project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program examined the effects of work interruptions on novice nurse medication errors. My most recent research in the area of human factors and patient safety involves the development and testing of a novel technology designed to help nurses triage clinical alarms in the hospital environment. Another research interest is the biomechanics associated with fall risk among older adults with physical impairments.  

Research Keywords

  • Human Factors, Interest Level: 5
  • Health Care Quality and Patient Safety, Interest Level: 5
  • Human-Computer Interaction, Interest Level: 5
  • Oncology Nursing, Interest Level: 5

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Contextualized Delivery of Medical Alarms. PI: James Agutter. Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), 01/01/2014 - 01/30/2015. Total project budget to date: $600,000.00
  • USING MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS TO DEVELOP SIMULATIONS AND NURSE PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR USE IN ‘FAILURE TO RESCUE’ RESEARCH . PI: DOIG, ALEXA. College of Nursing Research Grant, 02/15/2009 - 02/14/2010. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00
  • COMMERCIALIZATION OF AN ONLINE TRAINING PROTOCOL FOR MODERATE SEDATION EDUCATION. PI: DOIG, ALEXA. National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 05/01/2007 - 04/30/2008. Total project budget to date: $16,319.00
  • EVALUATION OF A GRAPHICAL DISPLAY FOR HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING. PI: Alexa Doig. Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral NRSA Fellowship (F31 NR008832), National Institute for Nursing Research, 07/01/2004 - 05/01/2006. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • SIMULATION TRAINING TO REDUCE. PI: DOIG,ALEXA KRISTINE. ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION, 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2014. Total project budget to date: $349,983.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Survey of Microbiology Education in Nursing. PI: Alexa Doig. Co-PI(s): JoAnn Fenn. 10/2011 - 06/2016.