Susan Appel, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Adult/Acute Health, Chronic Care and Foundations at the UAB School of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the American Heart Association. Appel is board certified as an adult acute-care and family nurse practitioner.
For more than 24 years she has been a certified critical care registered nurse by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Her research interests center on women's health, health disparities and cardiovascular disease. Appel is co-author of a nursing theory that focuses on the impact of contextual risk factors on cardiovascular risk among rural low-income, Southern African-American women.