Corinne Audette is currently a PhD student at the University of Central Florida. She received a BSN from Bethune Cookman University and a MSN from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, she was employed as a nurse midwife providing full scope midwifery care in a Federally Qualified Community Health Center. Her clinical experience also includes midwifery care at Winnie Palmer Hospital, one of the busiest obstetrical care hospitals in the country. In 2013, Corinne was appointed as a faculty member at Vanderbilt University College of Medicine providing clinical education to nursing students and obstetrical residents. Most recently, Corinne is in clinical practice at Women’s and Maternity Care Specialist providing full scope midwifery care in the private practice setting. Her research interests include healthcare accessibility for all women, sexual health and dysfunction, and studies that evaluate interventions that decrease preterm birth rates. Additionally, her dissertation will examine nurse midwife and obstetrician workforce data, demonstrating how obstetrical care provider density influences preterm birth, infant mortality, and maternal morbidities.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Women’s and Children’s Health
Dissertation: Distribution of obstetrical care providers and spatial accessibility of prenatal care for women who deliver before 38 weeks of gestation in the United States.