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Centering Equity in Trauma-Informed Work


Karinda Roebuck, CNM, MSN; Katelyn Donisch, PhD, MSPH; Angela M. Tunno, PhD, MS

Sponsored by the Ewald W. Busse Lectureship Karinda Roebuck, Cert. Nurse-Midwife, who has been practicing midwifery since 2008. Her midwifery career began while on a field study for her medical anthropology degree in Cape Coast, Ghana. Since then midwifery and women's health became a new-found passion. She has dedicated her career listening to women and acting as guardian of their pregnancies and birth experiences. She has been trained in Centering Pregnancy framework and has done research on the higher incident of postpartum depression among migrant, Latinx women. Karinda worked on initiatives to expose racism both within midwifery and by midwives. She has done multiple trainings and presentations on the history and sequela of the removal of the Black granny midwife from small communities. Reproductive Justice, birth equity and cross-cultural birth customs have always been her passion and is what led her to racial equity work with Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity in 2018. Katelyn Donisch, Dir. of Training & Evaluation at Little Otter, Inc., a digital mental health start-up for children and their families. Dr. Donisch received her MSPH in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her PhD in Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science from the University of Minnesota. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Before transitioning to Little Otter in October 2021, Dr. Donisch served as the Assistant Director of the Training and Implementation Program at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), and the Co-PI of the North Carolina Trauma-Informed Communities Project at the Center for Child and Family Health. Angela M. Tunno, Assist. Prof. & Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Duke University SOM, the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and the Center for Child & Family Health. She received her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Kansas and her Master of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. She also completed a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) where she helped develop and disseminate national prevention efforts focused on community violence and child maltreatment.


Health/Wellness, Lecture/Talk, Research