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Mary Paterno, PhD, MS, FNP-BC

UMass Amherst

Conceptual Interests

  • Improve perinatal, postpartum, and contraceptive care for vulnerable women.
  • Promote healthy and supportive experiences that will lead to positive family building and successful transition to the mothering role
  • Normalizing normal birth
  • Reduction of unnecessary intrapartum interventions

Population Interests

  • Vulnerable women
  • Maternity
  • Substance use disorder in pregnancy

Methodological Interests

  • Digital storytelling
  • Measurement
  • Mixed methods
  • Narrative health promotion+MP