Traci Alberti

Academic Title

  • Associate Professor, Health Sciences

Additional Titles

  • Director of COVID-19 Campus Surveillance
  • Interim Director of Campus Health Services

Administrative Support

  • Community Health
  • Health Education
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Promotion
  • Nursing

I am a certified family nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of advanced nursing practice working in acute-, community- and emergency/urgent-care settings. My research focuses on health literacy, health education and the relationship of these variables to patient health outcomes. Current research activities include interdisciplinary community engagement and health educational program development with the Merrimack Valley Area Health Education Center and the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. Due to my extensive clinical expertise, I was appointed Director of Covid-19 Campus Surveillance and Interim Director of Campus Health Services for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • Ph.D. Nursing and Health Promotion UMass Lowell
  • M.S. Family Nurse Practitioner and Community Health UMass Lowell
  • B.S. Nursing Fitchburg State College
  • Community Health
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Promotion

Alberti, T.  (2020). Infectious Mononucleosis. in Primary Care: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, 6th Ed (Buttaro, Trybulski, Bailey, Sandberg-Cook), Elsevier.

Alberti, T.  (2020). Influenza. in Primary Care: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, 6th Ed  (Buttaro, Trybulski, Bailey, Sandberg-Cook), Elsevier.  

Alberti, T. L. & Crawford, S. (2019). Health information seeking behaviors and adherence to urgent care discharge instructions. The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Date of electronic publication October 18, 2019.

Alberti, T. L., Benes, S. & Miles, D. (2018). Experiences of health communication within the family:  Parent and adolescent perspectives.  Journal of Adolescent and Family Health Vol 9, Iss 1, article 10.

Alberti, T. L. & Morris, N. (2017).  Health Literacy in the urgent care setting.  What factors impact consumer comprehension of health information?  The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 29, 5, 242-247.  Doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12452.

Alberti, T. L. and Morris, N. (2017). “Health Literacy in the Urgent Care Setting: What Factors Impact Consumer Comprehension of Health Information?” The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 29, 5, 242-247. Doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12452.

Alberti, T. and Nannini, A. (2013). “Patient Comprehension of Discharge Instructions From the Emergency Department: A Literature Review.” The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,25, 4, 186-194. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00767.