Jeanne Alhusen in the office for nursing research's library.
Alhusen studies the reproductive health of women living with disabilities, maternal mental health and its consequent impact on babies' health outcomes, and the impact of intimate partner violence.

Associate professor Jeanne Alhusen - a maternal mental health scholar and nurse scientist - has again been elected to the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses' board of directors for a second term. Alhusen's new three-year term begins Jan. 1, 2021.

Alhusen is associate professor and acting associate dean for research at the School, and has been a practicing family nurse practitioner who has maintained a clinical practice for more than 20 years. She currently works at Elson Student Health as a clinician, and also serves on the board of The Women's Initiative, a Charlottesville group that offers mental health services to women regardless of their abiliy to pay.

Alhusen earned a BSN from Villanova University, an MSN from Duke University, and PhD and postdoctoral fellowship from Johns Hopkins University. The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses' (AWHONN) mission is to empower and support nurses caring for women, newborns, and their families through research, education, and advocacy.