Mollie Aleshire DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC
Associate Professor

Dr. Aleshire received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Berea College in 1999, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky in 2003, a post-graduate certificate from Spalding University in 2005, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky in 2010.

Dr. Aleshire is currently an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and is a certified primary care family and pediatric nurse practitioner. Dr. Aleshire’s nursing practice spans more than 18 years with experience in both critical care and ambulatory care settings, and she currently provides care to patients across the lifespan in a rural community health center. Additionally, Dr. Aleshire serves as a clinical preceptor for advanced practice nursing students.

Dr. Aleshire’s primary scholarship interest is promoting health and health care access for vulnerable populations, with a particular focus on health care disparities for LGBTQ* populations. Current and historic extramural research with Dr. Aleshire as an investigator has explored 1) health care providers’ (HCPs) comfort with providing care to LGBT patients; 2) how HCPs’ tailor care for LGBT and HIV patients, 3) the efficacy of a social media intervention to reduce colorectal risk factors in rural Appalachians; and 4) a community-engaged approach to reduce cervical cancer risk factors for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Dr. Aleshire has authored numerous publications and presentations.

Dr. Aleshire is a member of professional organizations; serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals; and actively participates in international, professional, university, college, and community service efforts. 

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-2819

Fax: (859) 323-1057




DNP, University of Kentucky, 2010
Post-Master's Certificate, Spalding University, 2005
MSN, University of Kentucky, 2003
BSN, Berea College, 1999


Health issues of young women and female adolescents
"College Sorority Members' Knowledge and Behaviors Regarding Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer" - DNP capstone research project (May 2010)
"Response of Newly Graduated Baccalaureate Registered Nurses to the Work Environment during the First Year of Employment" - completed literature review, aided with data collection, UK hospital (2003)


Dr. Aleshire's CV


adegboyega, a. Aleshire, M. E. Linares, A. Examining cervical cancer screening utilization among African immigrant women: a literature review. (2017), International Journal of Women's Health and Wellness 3 (1),

Rosenkrantz, D. E. Black, W. W. Abreu, R. L. Aleshire, M. E. Fallin-Bennett, K. Health and Health care of rural sexual and gender minorities: a systematic review. (2016), Stigma and Health

Aleshire, M. E. Sexual Orientation, Gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE): what are they?. (2016), Journal for Nurse Practitioners 12 (7), e329-e330.

Anderson, D. G. Aleshire, M. E. Feld, H. C. Family health risks. Public Health Nursing. (2015), Mosby (9),

Aleshire, M. E. Anderson, D. G. Callahan, A. Culp-Roche, A. D. Lovitz, W. eLearning Innovation Initiative Cohort 2 Panel Presentation. (2015), University of Kentucky Analytics and Technologies & The Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching


Aleshire, M. E. 2017, May. You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention. District Health Coordinator Boot Camp Area, Kentucky Department of Education Student Health Services, Lexington, KY United States.

Aleshire, M. E., Dampier, A., Woltenberg, L. 2017, May. Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Attitudes toward Health Care Teams. 13th Annual Nursing Faculty Development Conference: Improve Learning by Engaging Students, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY United States.

Fallin, A., Aleshire, M. E. 2017, March. Patient-Centered Care for LGBTQ* Populations: Raw Survey Data Preliminary Review. UK HealthCare Diversity and Inclusion Council, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States.

Aleshire, M. E. 2017, April. Outing LGBTQ Health Disparities: Strategies to Ensure Culturally Sensitive Health Care Delivery. 29th Annual Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives Conference, Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives, Covington, KY United States.

Aleshire, M. E., Gunderson, C. J., Wiggins, A. T., Fallin, A. 2017, April. Providing Patient-Centered Care for LGBT Populations. 69th Annual Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, Kentucky Public Health Association, Owenboro, KY United States.