Dr. Debra Hunt joined Frontier in January 2017. Before that, she taught at the University of Central Florida in both the graduate and undergraduate departments. She has been a nurse practitioner for 25 years. Dr. Hunt has enjoyed building clinical practices in Florida and in Southern Maryland. She enjoys volunteering in healthcare clinics that serve medically underserved populations. In addition, Dr. Hunt is an active member of several nursing organizations and was appointed by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to serve on the South Lake Hospital Board of Trustees for two consecutive terms.
Dr. Hunt attended Southern Adventist University for undergraduate education and earned her MSN and Ph.D. 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, and incivility/violence. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring new nursing colleagues. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking, golfing, and reading.