Dr. Debra Hunt joined Frontier in January 2017. Prior to that, she taught at the University of Central Florida in both the graduate and undergraduate departments. She has been a nurse for nearly 30 years and a nurse practitioner for 21 years. Dr. Hunt has enjoyed building clinical practices in Florida and more recently, in Southern Maryland. She enjoys volunteering in health care clinics that serve the medically under-served populations. In addition, Dr. Hunt is an active member of several nursing organizations and was appointed by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to serve on South Lake Hospital Board of Trustees for two consecutive terms.
She attended Southern Adventist University for undergraduate education and earned her MSN and PhD at the University of Central Florida. She is Board Certified by ANCC in Family Practice and Gerontology . She is also a Certified Nurse Educator.
Dr. Hunt's research interests include young onset dementia, cannabis use in older adults, healthy aging, incivility/violence. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring new nursing colleagues. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking, and kayaking.