Associate Professor of Nursing
Emily Drake, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, is on faculty at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She teaches courses in maternal-child health and has held a clinical position in Labor & Delivery for many years. Her specialties include high-risk pregnancy, infant development, breastfeeding, and technology.
She is the author of several book chapters and publications in journals such as JOGNN, Journal of Perinatal Education, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, and Neonatal Network. She has presented at numerous conferences, workshops and special events. She served on the national board of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and is an active member of the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA). She has held certifications in lactation consulting, in-patient obstetrics, and neonatal resuscitation.
Emily holds a MSN and BSN from the University of Virginia and received her PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her dissertation topic was, “Method of Infant Feeding as a Predictor of Maternal Responsiveness.” Her current research is in the area of Postpartum Depression.
She is also Mom to 2 great children, Amelie and Richard. In her spare time, she enjoys skydiving, skiing down really big mountains, and taking power naps whenever she can!
Postpartum depression, breastfeeding, maternal responsiveness, infant development, technology.
High risk pregnancy, labor and delivery, newborn.
Maternal child health.
Drake, E., Howard, E., & Kinsey, E. (2013). Online screening and referral for postpartum depression: An exploratory study. Community Mental Health Journal, Epub ahead of print, 1-7. doi:10.1007/s10597-012-9573-3.
Baernholdt, M., Drake, E., Maron, F., & Neymark, K. (2013). Fostering internationalization: an American–Danish semester-long undergraduate nursing student exchange program. International Nursing Review, 60(2), 221-227.
Drake, E. & Gibson, M. (2010). Update on expanded newborn screening: Issues for consideration. Nursing for Women's Health, 14(3), 199-211.
Drake,Emily, Coolidge,Gayle (2010). Postpartum depression: Don't let patients suffer in silence. American Nurse Today, 5(12), 1-5.
Drake,Emily E.,Humenick,Sharron S.,Amankwaa,Linda,Younger,Janet,Roux,Gayle (2007). Predictors of Maternal Responsiveness.. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 39(2), 119-125.
Drake,Emily E. (2002). The Power of Story. Journal of Perinatal Education, 11(2), ix-xi.
Drake,E. (1999). Internet technology: resources for perinatal nurses. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 28(1), 15-21.
Drake,E. (1995). Discharge teaching needs of parents in the NICU. Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 14(1Using Smart Source Parsing Feb; (20 ref)), 49-53.