Alexis Dunn Amore

Alexis Dunn Amore

Assistant Professor, tenure track | PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN


Alexis Dunn Amore is a tenure track Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Nursing and a Certified Nurse Midwife at the Atlanta Birth Center.  

Dr. Dunn Amore is committed to advancing the health of those most vulnerable. Her research and service are focused on dismantling perinatal health disparities as well as developing initiatives to address the root causes of maternal mortality. Her work has improved the health of thousands of women through research and clinical practice as well as advocacy efforts on the state and national level. She is a fellow in the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American Academy of Nursing in which she actively serves on several committees. She is passionate about the community and works in collaboration with Georgia community organizations to develop timely and innovative strategies to address disparities in health outcomes for black women during pregnancy, as well as initiatives to build social support and resilience in the birth community.  

Dr. Dunn Amore has received funding for her research from the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Nurse Midwives, and Emory University. She has published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health and Biological Research for Nursing. Additionally, Dr. Dunn Amore actively disseminates health-related information through mainstream and social media outlets, and has been featured on NPR radio as well as television broadcasts for Fox 5 Atlanta.

Special  Honors and Recognitions

Nominated 2018: Nurse of the Year Award March of Dimes

Silver Bowl Award 2017: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Southern Nursing Research Society Dissertation Grant Award 2015

Fellowship for Graduate Education Award: American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation

Areas of Expertise

Maternal Health
Maternal Child Nursing



Dr. Dunn Amore has taught a variety of classes in maternal child nursing, midwifery, and other advanced practice clinical courses.

Dr. Dunn believes that every individual has a desire to learn. Learning and acquisition of knowledge is an innate characteristic observed even in the fetus before he or she leaves the womb. We are inquisitive and curious by nature and as such all humans can learn. Thus, she believes that her role an educator is to help individuals utilize the passion, excitement, and curiosity that they naturally have for learning, to explore new and unfamiliar domains of nursing.


Dr. Dunn’ Amore's primary scholarly focus surrounds maternal health disparities, maternal morbidity/mortality, and community based participatory research.