Stephanie C Spain, DNP, RN, MS, CPNP-PC, PMHS, IMH-E
Office: Lathrop Hall 106
Dr. Stephanie C. Spain received her Bachelors in nursing form the University of Buffalo in 2005. She developed a passion for caring for children and families which is why she pursued her Masters Degree from the University of Rochester in Pediatrics. Dr. Spain gained experience working as a nurse practitioner in an inpatient hospitalist setting and in outpatient primary care settings. While continuing to work with patients, she then earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Rochester in May of 2015.
Dr. Spain previously worked as a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and clinical director at Foster Care Clinic in Pediatrics. This unique practice provides primary and mental health care for foster care children and refugees. Given her passion for high-risk pediatric patients, Dr. Spain became a certified primary care mental health care specialist and is actively looking for grant and publication opportunities to further support this population. She is also Infant Mental Health endorsed in New York State. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has numerous local and legislative presentations advocating for high-risk pediatric patients.
Dr. Spain values nursing education and has experience teaching both on-line and directly with students. She has taught at a variety of schools across the country in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.
Dr. Spain is actively involved in community service and excellence. She has co-founded Face 2 Face to support Rochester families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. She is actively involved with the Society For the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) Board of Directors. SPCC helps to support Rochester area families using a trauma informed and infant mental health lens.