Alison Marshall, Ph.D-C., RN, M.S.N, FNP-C, is an instructor at the Connell School of Nursing and a board certified, practicing family nurse practitioner, with an expertise in Sexually Transmitted Infections, Health Effects of Genital Hair Removal. She earned a master's degree in nursing from Yale University in 2005. From 2013 to 2015, she was on faculty and directed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Simmons College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Since 2005, her clinical practice has been at the South Boston Community Health Center, where she sees patients throughout the life spectrum. She is also faculty at The Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England, a CDC funded national training organization, where she teaches other health professionals the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of STIs. She has completed her Ph.D-C. at Boston College.