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Alasia Ledford , MDiv, BA, BSN RN

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill PhD
Home Hillsborough NC United States


Alasia Ledford of Hillsborough, North Carolina, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Lee University in 2004. She earned a Master of Divinity from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in 2009, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. Throughout her studies Alasia volunteered with non-profit organizations providing services to immigrant families, which fueled a passion for advocacy and community engagement that persists today. Alasia presently works as a Registered Nurse in the Maternity Care Center at UNC Hospitals, while continuing her PhD studies. Her research interests lie in the areas of health disparities and maternal and child mental health with a focus on American Indian and Alaskan Native populations. Her current research examines postpartum depression prevention and early intervention through nurse home visiting.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Psych-Mental Health
Dissertation: Anticipated Title: Hearing the collective voice: A mixed methods study of the implementation of a mental health innovation among tribal communities served by Nurse Family Partnership. I will be examining the implementation and scaling up of a mental health innovation (MHI) within the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) model of care, focusing specifically on the adoption and application of the MHI within tribal communities served by NFP.