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Shaughanassee is an assistant professor at Frontier Nursing University, a research clinician for the THRIVE Study at University of California San Diego, and a researcher and presenter on medical mistrust and racial health disparities among women of color. She is an alumnus of Old Dominion University where she earned her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing. She was trained in midwifery at Shenandoah University and later earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Frontier Nursing University. She is also the founder of Coceaux (pronounced "Coco") Health, a telehealth platform providing women's health services to women of color by clinicians of color to improve trust, increase care access, and decrease health disparities. Aside from her career, she serves within several community organizations including the chair of the CA Nurse-Midwives Association (CNMA) Professional Practice Committee, CNMA Reproductive Justice and Anti-Racism committee, the ACNM Program Committee, and the Black Nurses Association.

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