Sharon J. MacKinnon, Ph.D., RN, FNPAssociate 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 how nurses and other health care providers might implement a transformative heuristic to facilitate reliable decision making. Dr. MacKinnon currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, Michael, and their beloved adopted son, Gabriel.
Doctors Who Perform Abortions: Their Characteristics and Patterns of Holding and Using Hospital Privileges
Controversy exists regarding whether doctors who perform abortions should be required to hold hospital admitting privileges, but no research exists as to the extent to which they actually hold and use such privileges.
Q&A with the Scholars: From Nursing to Abortion Research
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.
Improving Maternal Mortality: Comprehensive Reporting for All Pregnancy Outcomes
To demonstrate the impact of inadequate standardization and population coverage on the ability to measure and improve maternal mortality in the United States.