Alexandra Nowak, PhD, JD, RN

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Perinatal health disparities, preterm birth, genomics

Office #:  Health Sciences Campus, CTRE Room 346

Phone: 708.216.3677

Email: anowak8@luc.edu

CV Link: Alexandra Nowak CV 2022


Dr. Alexandra Nowak is an Assistant Professor at the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University College of Nursing and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. Nowak’s research interest is in biopsychosocial determinants of perinatal maternal health in Black American women. Her dissertation research entitled: “Neighborhood Disorder and Epigenetic Regulation of Stress Pathways in Preterm Birth,” examined the relationships among neighborhood disorder, psychological distress, DNA methylation of stress pathway genes, and gestational age at birth. Dr. Nowak has presented at national and international conferences and has several publications in peer reviewed journals.