Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A

Professor of Nursing

Dr. Wehbe-Alamah earned her PhD in Nursing and her Post Master’s in Transcultural Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner Track) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan.

A member of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS), National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA), National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP), Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and a career-long member of Sigma Theta tau International, Dr. Wehbe-Alamah is nationally and internationally known for her contributions to Transcultural Nursing. She has presented, guest-lectured, and/or published in the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She is co-author of the third edition of Culture Care Diversity and Universality: A Worldwide Nursing Theory and is recognized by the Transcultural Nursing Society as a Transcultural nursing Scholar and a certified transcultural nurse-advanced.    

She teaches nursing at the undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral levels focusing on women’s health and transcultural healthcare, conducts and chairs qualitative research and capstone projects with graduate nursing students, and advises students enrolled in undergraduate, Master’s  and Doctoral programs. Her clinical practice centers on women’s health and the underinsured at the Saginaw County Department of Public Health.

Dr Wehbe-Alamah’s scholarly and research interests include obesity, women’s health, mental health, primary care, creative teaching methodologies, computer simulation games, technology use in the academic setting, African American and Middle Eastern health and well-being, health disparities, cultural healers and generic/folk beliefs and practices, and cultural competence for diverse healthcare providers, nursing students, practicing nurses, and nursing faculty.