Assistant Professor of Nursing
Global Health Fellow, Center for Global Health
Nurse Coordinator for Community Outreach, UVA Health System
Coordinator, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Department: Acute & Specialty Care
Department: Rural Health Care Research Center

Office: McLeod 4059
Phone: (434) 924-0094
Email: aew3e@Virginia.EDU
Fax: (434) 982-1809

Dr. Snyder received her Diploma in Nursing from The Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Danville, Virginia. She subsequently completed her RN-BSN, MSN with a Clinical Nurse Specialist focus, Post-Master's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and PhD in Nursing at the University of Virginia.

Research Focus

Dr. Snyder is interested in rural and underserved populations both in the United States and abroad. She is currently doing research on the use of makeshift clinics following the January 2010 earthquakes in Haiti, patient satisfaction at the Remote Area Medical Clinics in southwest Virginia, and evaluation of a Telemedicine Colposcopy Program in Southwest Virginia. In 2010 she was co-PI of a study on Access to Care: Motivations for Seeking Emergency Department Care Among Rural and Urban Patients. She is the PI on the subcontract for the HRSA grant with The Health Wagon in southwest Virginia: Strengthening Primary Care in Rural Appalachia through NMHC and Graduate Nurse Education Partnerships.

Clinical Focus

She has held many nursing roles in critical care, emergency and flight nursing during her 29 years in nursing, most recently as a nurse practitioner in emergency medicine and Hospitalist Team. Her experiences in emergency and community health have put her in a position to be called upon for both domestic and international mission work. Her first international mission trip was 11 years ago to Bihar, India. Since that time she has organized 24 Remote Area Medical Clinics in the United States including New Orleans following hurricanes Katrina and Rita and has provided medical care in El Salvador with Nursing Students Without Borders and most recently in Haiti. She loves teaching and sharing her compassion for nursing with students.


Journal Articles

Taylor, A.G., Snyder, A.E., Anderson, J.G., Brown, C.J., Densmore, J.J., & Bourguignon, C. (2014). Gentle massage improves disease- and treatment-related symptoms in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia. Journal of Clinical Trials, 4, 1-8.

Snyder, A.E. & Milbrath, G.R. (2013). A description of health care needs at an episodic clinic in rural southwest Virginia. Rural and Remote Health, 13(4), 1-10.

Sorensen, E.L., Keeling, A., Snyder, A., & Syverud, S. (2012). Decreasing ED length of stay with the use of the Ottawa Ankle Rules among nurses. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 38(4), 350-352. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2011.02.014

Lee, M., & Snyder, A. (2012). The role of procalcitonin in community-acquired pneumonia: A literature review. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 34(3), 259-271.

Snyder, A. & Tisdelle, P. (2012). Dentists, nurses join forces: Dental and medical collaboration at Wise 2012. Virginia Dental Association Journal, 89(4), 52-53.

Larese, S., Goerman, E., Snyder, A. & Syverud, S. (2012). A pilot study: Exposing novice medical and nursing students to point-of-care sonography skills. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 28(2), 91-94. doi:10.1177/8756479311434827

Martin, M.L., Snyder, A.E., & Saunders, M.E. (2011). Guest editors’ prologue: UVa. in St. Kitts and Nevis. Journal of Race and Policy, 7(1), 5-8.

Wright, E.B, Alibertis, K.J. & Snyder, A.E. (2011). Mass casualty incident healthcare provider training drill: “UVa. in St. Kitts and Nevis". Journal of Race and Policy, 7(1), 115-123.

Martin, M.L., & Snyder, A.E. (2011). Recent devastating tragedies: Lessons learned. Race, culture, community. Journal of Race and Policy, 7(1), 42-52.

Snyder, A.E., Martin, M.L., et al. (2011). The culture of St Kitts and Nevis. Journal of Race and Policy, 7(1), 9-14.

Barish, R. & Snyder, A. (2008). Use of Complementary and Alternative Health Practices of Persons Served by a Remote Area Medical Clinic. Family and Community Health Journal, 31(3), 221-227.

Woersching, J. C. & Snyder, A.E. (2004). Earthquakes in El Salvador: A Descriptive Study of Health Concerns in a Rural Community and the Clinical Implications, Part 2. Disaster Management and Response, 2(1), 10-13.

Woersching, J. C. & Snyder, A.E. (2004). Earthquakes in El Salvador: A Descriptive Study of Health Concerns in a Rural Community and the Clinical Implications, Part III Mental Health and Psychosocial Effects. Disaster Management and Response, 2(2), 40-45. (R).

Woersching, J. C. & Snyder, A.E. (2003). Earthquakes in El Salvador: A Descriptive Study of Health Concerns in a Rural Community and the Clinical Implications, Part I. Disaster Management and Response, 1(4), 105-109.

Taylor,A. G.,Lin,Y. S.,Snyder,A.,Eggleston,K. (1998). ED staff members' personal use of complementary therapies and their recommendations to ED patients: a southeastern US regional survey. Journal of emergency nursing, 24(6), 495-499.

Book Sections

Snyder, A.E., Terzioglu, F. & Keeling, A. (2010). Striving for the new normal: The aftermath of international disasters.. In B. Wall & A. Keeling (Eds.), Nurses on the front line: When disaster strikes (pp. ). New York: Springer.

Snyder, A. (2010). Profile in Practice.. In Creasia, J.L. and Friberg, E. E. (Ed.), . Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice (pp. ). Elsevier.: 5th edition. Philadelphia

Taylor, A. G., Taibi, D. M.,Snyder, A. E., Bourguignon, C., Vincent, H. K., & Menzies,V. (2007). Complementary and alternative practices and products: components of holistic health care.. In Creasia, J. L., & Parker, B. J. (Eds.), Conceptual foundations: the bridge to nursing practice (pp. 369-407). St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc.