In this week’s episode, we amplify the voice of Dr. Kortney Floyd James. Dr. Kortney is a nurse scientist with research interest in maternal-child health disparities, specifically maternal mortality and maternal mental health.
Dr. Kortney Floyd James is a nurse scientist and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Ph.D. in Nursing from the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Profession at Georgia State University. Dr. Floyd James has an extensive background in leadership, public health policy, and primary care as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. While practicing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a well-baby nursery on a postpartum unit, Dr. Floyd James' research interests related to maternal/child health disparities were born. Her dissertation explored the racial identity of Black mothers and its relationship with their maternal functioning, postpartum depressive symptoms, and bond with their infants.
Dr. Floyd James aims to secure a postdoctoral opportunity or Assistant Professor position at a university that will foster her desire to educate future nurses and be the foundation on which she builds her research career. Her future research will explore the influence of perceived discrimination, racial identity, and biochemical markers on maternal and newborn health outcomes.
What you'll learn:
- The effects of the "Super Woman" persona as it pertains to the mental heath well being of black women.
- The racial identity of Black mothers and its correlation with their maternal functioning, postpartum depressive symptoms, nd bonding with their infants.
- The need for research to address the role that racism plays in maternal mortality rates of Black mothers in the US.
- Why expecting Black mothers need to be their own healthcare advocate
- Fear and distrust of healthcare providers.
CONNECT WITH: Dr. Kortney Floyd James
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