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Carolynn DeSandre, Ph.D., CNM, FNP-BC

Title: Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences & Professions
Assistant Professor
Phone: 706-867-2778

Office: Health and Natural Sciences, 459, Dahlonega


Dr. DeSandre is a certified nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner. She completed her doctoral degree in Human Development & Family Science at the University of Georgia in May 2014. Her research areas of interest are chronic disease in families and interprofessional education and practice in health professions. In addition to her faculty role, Dr. DeSandre is currently serving as the Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences & Professions. Dr. DeSandre maintains a clinical practice at Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, and serves as program director for annual international medical mission trips to Bolivia and Uganda in partnership with Helping Hands Foreign Ministries.

Professional Organizations

  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Georgia Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Education Committee


  • Ph.D., Human Development & Family Science, University of Georgia
  • MSN, Nurse Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner, Emory University
  • ADN, Nursing, Kennesaw State University
  • B.A., Journalism, University of Georgia

Research/Special Interests

  • Chronic Disease and Family Health
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice in Health Professions

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