Alva Ferdinand, DrPH, JD

Deputy Director, Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 979.436.9434
Fax: 979.436.9598

Texas A&M University
307 SPH Administration Building
MS 1266
College Station, TX 77843-1266

Current Projects - (2)

  • Examining the Legal Landscape in Rural America: Implications for the Healthcare Workforce, Access to Care, and Population Health
    This project explores potential rural/urban differences in the prevalence of malpractice claims, clinical privilege actions, and state licensure actions among health care providers. We will also examine whether variations in nurse practitioner scope of practice laws affect rural residents differentially, especially with respect to preventive care.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Allied health professionals, Health services, Legislation and regulation, Nurse practitioners, Workforce
  • The Burden of Diabetes in Rural America
    The purpose of this project is to determine rural versus urban differences in type 2 diabetes prevalence, morbidity and mortality in the U.S. Diabetes complications, disparities and associated demographics are reported. A comparison of Mexican-American border versus non-border states is also included.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Chronic diseases and conditions, Health disparities, Minority health

Publications - (1)