Meet the Guests

Dr. Kortney Floyd-James

Kortney Floyd James, PhD, RN, CPNP-BC

Dr. Kortney Floyd James is a nurse scientist and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Ph.D in Nursing from the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Profession at Georgia State University. She holds an MS in Nursing, specializing in Pediatric Primary Care, also from Georgia State University. Her BS in Nursing is from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Dr. Floyd James has an extensive background in leadership, public health policy, and primary care as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. While practicing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a well-baby nursery on a postpartum unit, Dr. Floyd James’ research interests related to maternal/child health disparities were born. Her dissertation explored the racial identity of Black mothers and its relationship with their maternal functioning, postpartum depressive symptoms, and bond with their infants. Her study findings suggest that Black mothers’ regard for their race may influence their functioning abilities and that innovative, holistic ways to assess for postpartum depression are needed.

In her spare time, Dr. Floyd James enjoys being a foodie, learning new languages, and traveling with her husband and daughter.

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