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Deborah McCarter, Ph.D., RNC

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Lowell)
M.S., Boston College
B.S., Simmons College

Saint Anselm History

I have been teaching at Saint Anselm College since 2007.

Courses Taught

  • Childbearing

Professional Experience

  • Catholic Medical Center, Staff Nurse
  • Women and Infant's Hospital, Staff Nurse
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Nurse Practitioner
  • Beth Israel Hospital, Clinical Nurse IV
  • Beth Israel Hospital, Primary Nurse

Scholarly Interests

 My current research is addressing an educational intervention provided by postpartum nurses and its effect on postpartum depression symptoms.  I am also looking at the relationship between postpartum depression and breastfeeding.  My previous research work has been also been related to breastfeeding, particularly breastfeeding confidence (self-efficacy).  I am also interested in women's health, gender issues, and global health, particularly in interdisciplinary context.


  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Contact Information

Prof. Deborah McCarter-Spaulding
Deborah McCarter, PhD, RNC
Associate Professor
Department of Nursing
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1745
Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 641-7096
Fax: (603) 641-7377

212 Gadbois Hall

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