Laurie S Jeffers


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Laurie S Jeffers


Clinical Assistant Professor

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Laurie S Jeffers's additional information

Prof. Jeffers is a Clinical Assistant Professor. Her areas of specialization include adolescent health, midlife health of women, hormone therapy, and female sexual issues. She has been a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) since 1998 and a specialist in women’s health for the last 22 years.

In 2014, she created the first women’s health course for graduate students in the FNP program at NYU. She has
taught graduate students in midwifery and women’s health at both Duke University and NYU. She currently
teaches NYU undergraduate students in maternity and global women’s health and teaches FNP graduate students in women’s health.

Before her current faculty position, Prof. Jeffers ran her own independent practice, Well Woman Care, LLC, which served the needs of women along the lifespan in her New Jersey community. She continues to have an active clinical practice specializing in women’s health. She has lectured extensively throughout the greater New Jersey and New York areas on women’s health issues to women in the community as well as to healthcare professionals.

She earned both her DNP and BSN from Duke University. Her doctoral research focused on a quality-improvement project for midlife women experiencing menopause symptoms. Dr. Jeffers has been an active member of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). Her contributions to the Society include serving as a member of the Abstract Review Committee, a member of the Society’s National Exam Committee and a member of the Scientific Program Committee. She was recently inducted into the NAMS Board of Trustees.

DNP - Duke University (2014)
MSN - Monmouth University (1998)
BS, Kinesiology - University of Maryland (1988)
BSN - Duke University (1982)

Faculty practice
Women's health
Primary care
Maternal global health

North American Menopause Society
Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Sigma Thea Tau International - Upsilon Chapter
Women's Health Advisory Council and Expert Panel

Faculty Honors Awards

DNP Student speaker award, Duke University (2014)


Taylor, D., Woods, N. F., & Jeffers, L. S. (2017). Menopause. In J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of nursing research (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Retrieved from

Jeffers, L. (2017). In Encyclopedia of nursing research (4th ed.).

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