Alex Fauer, PhD, RN, OCN
Dr. Alex Fauer graduated from the University of Michigan, School of Nursing where he received his B.S. in Nursing (2017) and most recently his Ph.D. (2020). Throughout his academic career, Dr. Fauer earned prestigious pre-doctoral fellowships from the American Cancer Society, Hillman Scholars program, and Jonas Scholars program. Dr. Fauer is a certified hematology/oncology nurse with a passion for nursing care in hematologic stem cell transplantation. Prior to joining the NCSP, he has worked as a research assistant for the Center for Improving Patient and Population Health at the University of Michigan with Dr. Christopher Friese. In addition, Dr. Fauer has served in leadership committees for the University of Michigan, School of Nursing and the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Rho Chapter (Ann Arbor, MI). As an NCSP scholar, Dr. Fauer will collaborate and complete clinic requirements with UCLA Health.
Career Interests: Dr. Fauer is interested in a research-oriented career, informed by clinical practice and leadership. As a health services researcher, Dr. Fauer hopes to broaden his methodological, leadership, and advocacy skills to improve the delivery of care and health outcomes for adults with high-risk cancers.
Research Interests: Dr. Fauer is interested in examining the influences of health policies and innovative models of care on access, quality and patient-centered outcomes in the context of cancer care and cellular therapy. Dr. Fauer plans to focus on the use of longitudinal methods to investigate factors influencing the coordination and quality of cancer care for hematologic cancers.