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Amy C. Cory Valparaiso University, USA

Amy C. Cory, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Valparaiso University. Her area of expertise is in maternal child health with specialization in school health. Currently she serves as a child care health consultant in early care and education settings and as a school health consultant on several coordinated school health advisory councils. Dr. Cory has experience as a school nurse and as a pediatric nurse practitioner in school-based health centers.

Dr. Cory is editor of Staff Health in Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care (3rd ed.). She has several published chapters and encyclopedic entries, most recently The Student’s Family in School Nursing: A Comprehensive Textbook as well as “Exercise Promotion and Fitness” and “Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the Family” in the Encyclopedia of Family Health.

Dr. Cory is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, American School Health Association, and American Public Health Association. For the American School Health Association, Dr. Cory serves on the board of directors as well as the advocacy and finance committees. For the American Public Health Association, she serves as the secretary for the School Health Education and Services section and represents the section on the Action Board. Dr. Cory has also served as a member of the board of directors at the Valparaiso Family YMCA where she chaired the Child Care Task Force. Her research interests are in community-based participatory action research in health in underdeveloped, developing, and developed countries.