Alexis Dunn Amore


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Alexis Dunn Amore


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NYU Remote location
Olive Branch, Mississippi 38654
United States

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Alexis Dunn Amore PhD, CNM is a clinical associate professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is committed to advancing the health of those most vulnerable. Her clinical practice, teaching, research and service are focused on dismantling perinatal health disparities, addressing racism and bias in midwifery and nursing education, and developing initiatives to address the root causes of maternal mortality. Her work has improved the health of thousands of women through research and clinical practice as well as advocacy efforts on the state and national level. She is passionate about the community and works in collaboration with several community organizations to develop timely and innovative strategies to address disparities in health outcomes for black women during pregnancy, as well as initiatives to build social support and resilience in the birth community. 

Amore has received active funding for her research in the past from the National Institutes of Health, and the American College of Nurse Midwives. She is currently funded as a Co-Investigator on a R01 study funded by NIH/NINR entitled “Biologic Mechanisms of Labor Dysfunction: A systems Biology approach“ for which she oversees the community advisory board and leads sessions with them to support the research process. She has published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Biological Research for Nursing, and BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.  Additionally, she actively disseminates health-related information through mainstream and social media outlets and has been featured on NPR radio as well as television broadcasts for Fox 5 Atlanta.

Prior to joining the faculty at NYU Meyers, Amore worked as a tenure track assistant professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. She also worked as a certified nurse midwife at the Atlanta Birth Center. Additionally, she has several years working as a nurse midwife in a variety of hospital based and community settings. 

She is a fellow in the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American Academy of Nursing in which she actively serves on several committees. She is also current Vice-President for the American College of Nurse Midwives through which she serves to uplift the profession of midwifery and to sure access of care people across the reproductive spectrum.

Amore earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing in 2005 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned her MSN Midwifery in 2009, post masters certificate in nursing education in 2010, and her PhD in Nursing in 2017 from Emory University. 

PhD, Nursing-Emory University (2017)
Post-Master’s Certificate, Nursing Education-Emory University (2010)
MSN, Nursing-Emory University (2009)
BSN, Nursing-University of Tennessee Knoxville (2005)

Nursing education

American Academy of Nursing
American Nurses Association
American College of Nurse Midwives

Faculty Honors Awards

Research Article of the Year, American College of Nurse Midwives (2022)
Fellow (FAAN), American Academy of Nursing (2021)
Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Fellow, National Academy of Science and Medicine (2020)
Excellence in Teaching Award, American College of Nurse Midwives (2020)
Fellow (FACNM), American College of Nurse Midwives (2020)
Nurse of the Year for Nursing Education, March of Dimes (2018)


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