Dr. Denise Côté-Arsenault (Professor, Researcher, USA)
Dr. Côté-Arsenault has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Master’s in Childbearing Family Nursing / Nurse Education degrees from Syracuse University, a PhD in Nursing from University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Women’s Health Research at the University of Washington, Seattle. She has clinical background in childbearing family nursing with years of experience in childbirth education, labor, delivery, postpartum and neonatal areas, and perinatal loss. She is currently the Hemak Professor of Maternal Child Health at St. Louis University School of Nursing in Missouri, in the mid-west of the US. In addition to her research she teaches nursing students at all levels in the areas of research, evidence-based practice, pregnancy and theory. Dr. Côté-Arsenault’s research over the past 25 years has focused on women’s experiences of pregnancy after prior perinatal loss, couple’s experiences of continuing pregnancy with a life-limiting fetal diagnosis and perinatal palliative care. She has nearly 50 published articles, and with her research colleague, Dr. Erin Denney-Koelsch, has just completed edited their new text “Perinatal Palliative Care: A Clinical Guide” that will be available in the coming months. Recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award, she will be spending 3 months in 2020 at Edinburgh Napier University conducting an ethnographic study of Bereavement Care in Edinburgh, Scotland.