Assistant professor Emily Evans is a primary faculty member teaching in the School's Accelerated BSN program. She joined the School in 2023.

A board-certified nurse practitioner and registered nurse specializing in women’s health, Emily, who earned her PhD in 2014 with mentor and nurse scientist Linda Bullock, has taught both graduate and undergraduate nursing courses at UVA and been a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Emily studies interventions for women who experience antepartum depression, and how nurses, through their interactions, can provide critical support and resources to this vulnerable population. She’s published journal articles on nursing interactions that treat antepartum depression (the subject of her doctoral dissertation), mechanisms that support rural women through pregnancy, the history of birth among Mormon pioneers who delivered on the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s, as well as maternal mortality in global contexts.

Emily has worked as a nurse practitioner and registered nurse in a variety of environments—OB/GYN, women’s health, maternal child health, and labor and delivery—and locales, including Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Lankenau Hospital, and Pennsylvania Hospital. A member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and the American Association for the History of Nursing Emily volunteers in the public school system and runs a children's organization at her church.


  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC)


Journal Articles

Chapman, M., Evans, E. C., & Long, M. (2023). Midwifery practice leaders' experiences of practice changes early in the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 69(2), 236-242.