Alex Hoyt, RN, PhD
Alex Hoyt, RN, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Hoyt has his B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Denison University. He graduated from the MGH Institute of Health Professions as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked clinically in a variety of settings (inpatient and outpatient) and in a variety of roles (clinical, administrative, and educational). His PhD is in Social Policy from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
Scholarship – Dr. Hoyt's scholarship focuses on measuring the scope of practice of advanced practice providers (APPs) across states, investigating the influence of scope of practice variation on workforce and health outcomes, and understanding how organizations use APP labor. His most recent funded research investigated the role of APPs in the care of patients with multiple sclerosis.
Teaching - Dr. Hoyt teaches health care economics, policy, and finance in the integrated Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and "Health Care Policy and Politics" in the Masters program. He also supervises culminating projects for students in both programs.
Service – Dr. Hoyt has served as a peer reviewer for New England Journal of Medicine, Medical Care, and Nursing Outlook among others. He is a regular abstract reviewer for Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) and AcademyHealth and also served as the Secretary for the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI).