Fogger, Susanne

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Associate Professor

NB 358
1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210

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DNP University of South Alabama
MSN University of South Alabama
BSN Wayland Baptist University Biography
Dr. Susanne Astrab Fogger has over 30 years experience as a psychiatric/mental health nurse. She has been on active duty with the Air Force as a psychiatric staff nurse and nurse manager of an alcohol treatment unit. She has provided psychiatric home health in a rural area of Louisiana and was a nurse manager of a psychiatric adolescent unit. After obtaining her certification through the ANCC in both adult health and psychiatric nursing, Dr Fogger provided care within a substance treatment program. Since 2003, She has taught psychiatric nursing at the graduate and undergraduate level. Dr Fogger was among the first DNPs graduating in Alabama. Research/Clinical Interest
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Addictions –Impaired nurse and regulatory programs
  • Morbid obesity and addictions
  • Major Depressions
  • Anxiety Disorders
Publications/Presentations(Last 2 Years)

Fogger, S., & McGuiness, T. (2010). Relationship between addictions and bariatric surgery for nurses in recovery. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Fogger, S., & McGuiness, T. (2009). Alabama’s Nurse Monitoring Programs: A Study of Program Satisfaction. Journal of Addictions Nursing. 20 (3), 142-149.

McGuiness, T. & Fogger, S. (2006). Response to treating newly sober patients. [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing 44 (4), 19-20.

Fogger, S., & McGuiness, T. (2006). Hyper-anxiety in early sobriety. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 44, 22- 27.


Fogger, S. (2010, July). Pharmacological interventions for substance dependence. Alabama State Nurses Association Summer Pharmacology Update. Mobile Alabama.

Fogger, S. (2010, April). Review of medication helpful to support recovery from addictions. Paper presentation. Elizabeth Morris Clinical Educational Sessions- FACES’10. Alabama State Nurses Association, Montgomery, Alabama.

Fogger, S. (2010, April). Is this depression or something else? Assessing for Parkinson’s disease Paper presentation. International Society of Psychiatric Nurses. St Louis, MO.

Fogger, S. (2009, April). Should an addiction workup be included in the assessment of candidates for gastric bypass surgery? Paper presentation, International Society of Psychiatric Nurses, Greenville SC.

Fogger, S. (2008, October). Alabama’s nurse monitoring programs. Paper presentation International Nurses Society on Addictions. Atlanta Georgia.

Fogger, S. (2008, September). Alabama’s nurse monitoring programs; an evaluative study. Sigma Theta Tau. Mobile Alabama.

Fogger, S. (2008, April). Chemical dependency in nursing: Alabama’s monitoring programs help nurses successfully return to practice. Elizabeth Morris Clinical Education Sessions- FACES ‘08. Alabama State Nurses Association. Montgomery Alabama

University of South Alabama College of Nursing Excellence in Practice Award. Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Specialty. (2000).

USAF Regional Hospital Company Grade Officer of the Year. Sheppard AFB Texas (1992).

Senior Nurse Specialty Badge (1989).


USAF Hospital Nurse of the Quarter (1985).