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Sharon J. MacKinnon, Ph.D., RN, FNP

Associate Scholar

Sharon Joy MacKinnon has over 25 years of experience on the front lines of health care serving predominantly low-income patients in urban and rural settings in the South, first as a nurse, and then as a family nurse practitioner. Dr. MacKinnon completed her doctoral work in health services research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, directed by Dr. James Studnicki, now CLI’s vice president of data analytics with whom she completed several abortion research publications. Her current research focuses on the development of secure attachments and experiential relational skills training in local faith communities as they relate to the primary prevention of abortion, particularly among populations who have experienced trauma, neglect, and substance abuse.  Dr. MacKinnon currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, Michael and their beloved adopted son, Gabriel.

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  • Available Resources from the Charlotte Lozier Institute | May 22, 2019

    To view this list as a PDF, see: Available from the Charlotte Lozier Institute   Last updated May 22, 2019.        Special Websites   www.stemcellresearchfacts.org.  This website includes new videos on therapies and cures using ethical sources of stem cells, blogs on current topics, and a search engine for ethical stem cell research […]

  •  Q&A with the Scholars: From Nursing to Abortion Research | August 18, 2017

    After 25+ years serving on the front lines of health care as a Nurse and then as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Sharon J. MacKinnon completed her doctoral work in Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. MacKinnon recently joined the Charlotte Lozier Institute as an Associate Scholar, and in […]