Mary T. Paterno
I am interested in innovative community and clinical solutions to improve perinatal, postpartum, and contraceptive care for vulnerable women. My goal is to promote healthy and supportive experiences that will lead to positive family building and successful transition to the mothering role. As a certified nurse-midwife, my research is enhanced by my extensive clinical experience in reproductive health.
I am currently conducting a pilot study to test the feasibility of using digital storytelling as an intervention to promote hope and recovery among rural women with substance use disorder in pregnancy, as part of a nurse-led, community-based model of care. I am also developing a pilot study to test the feasibility and acceptability of using a wearable personal health monitoring device to improve sleep self-management among pregnant women in the third trimester.
- BS, Nursing - Johns Hopkins University
- BMus - Boston Univeristy
- MSN, Nursing - Johns Hopkins University
- Graduate Certificate, Nurse-Midwifery - Shenandoah University
- PhD, Nursing - Johns Hopkins University