Carolyn Huffman, PhD

Dr. Carolyn Huffman is a triple graduate of the University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, having completed her bachelor's, master's and PhD at UNC-CH. She began her career in cardiac intensive care at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill (now UNC hospital). Since 1990, Dr. Huffman has worked in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and helped create the invitro fertilization program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 1990. She has worked as a clinical nurse specialist, research coordinator, and nurse practitioner at Wake Forest School of Medicine and UNC School of Medicine. In 2006, she helped establish Premier Fertility in High Point, NC.

Dr. Huffman has experience in qualitative and quantitative clinical intervention research as well as secondary data analysis using both frequentist and Bayesian modeling techniques. Her research focuses on reproductive loss (infertility and miscarriage) including the role of exercise in the management of PCOS related infertility and psychological adaptation after loss. She has a concentration in exercise science. She recently revised Kristen Swanson's (1999) Impact of Miscarriage Scale for use in both men and women (Huffmand, Swanson, Lynn, 2014). Dr. Huffman was a NINR/NIH predoctoral fellow in the Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness T32 as well as a recipient of the James M. Johnston Doctoral Nursing Scholar Award.

She is a certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and holds specialty certification in reproductive ednodcrinology and infertility nursing. She is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Huffman lives in Winston-Salem with her husband and her high school age twins. Although she is a Tarheel, she has been an App State fan for over 20 years. She has attended countless football games (more than UNC) including the 2005 and 2007 National Championship games in Chattanooga TN (her son attended all three!)

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Nursing

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8093

Fax: (828) 262-8066

Office address
309-C Edwin Duncan Hall