Carrie Henry: Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Nursing, Emory University, 2022
  • MSN, Nurse Midwifery, Medical University of South Carolina, 2005
  • BS, Bachelor Science in Nursing, The University of Alabama, 2001


Dr. Carrie Henry earned her BSN in 2001 from the University of Alabama. She earned her MSN in nurse-midwifery in 2005 from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her PhD in 2022 at Emory University.

Dr. Henry spent over a decade in clinical practice as a labor and delivery nurse, a mother/baby nurse, and a nurse-midwife. She began teaching nursing students in 2012 and has taught both undergraduate and graduate students in maternal/child health, midwifery, and transition to professional nursing practice.

Her research investigates Black mothers’ experiences of traumatic grief following the loss of a child to stillbirth, infant death, or child death. She is particularly interested in developing and testing culturally-appropriate interventions to mitigate psychological distress for this group. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences. She is the mother of elementary-aged triplets who keep her very busy and entertained.

Honors and Awards

  • Sigma Theta Tau International/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End-of-Life Nursing Care Research Grant, 2020
  • Miriam M. Powell Scholarship recipient, Nurses’ Educational Funds, 2020

Areas of Interest

  • Mental Health
  • Social Determinants of Health & Health Disparities
  • Minority Health
  • Women’s Health

Scholarly Highlights

  • Poster Presentation: Factors Predicting Post-Mortem Evaluation After Stillbirth, International Perinatal Bereavement Conference, October 2022
  • Poster Presentation: Differences in Black Women Recruited by Mail vs. Social Media, Southern Nursing Research Society 36th Annual Conference, February 2022
  • Presentation: Strong Black Woman Imperative: A Helpful Framework for the Care of Black Women Following Perinatal Loss, American College of Nurse-Midwives 66th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, May 2021