Samantha Auerbach, MSN, ANP-C, WHNP-BC

Sam Auerbach.

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Faculty Advisors: Rebecca Lorenz, PhD, RN; Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD, MPH, RN, CTN-A


Research Interests

  • Sexual and reproductive health disparities
  • Contraceptive decision-making
  • Reproductive autonomy


Auerbach, S., Agbemenu, K., Ely, G.E., & Lorenz, R. (in press). A review of unintended pregnancy in opioid-using women: Implications for nursing. Journal of Addictions Nursing.

Agbemenu, K., Aidoo-Frimpong, G.,  Auerbach, S., & Jafri, A. (2022). HIV attitudes and beliefs in U.S.-based African refugee women. Ethnicity & Health, 27(3), 499-508. doi:10.1080/13557858.2020  

Swan, L. E. T., Auerbach, S., Ely, G. E., Agbemenu, K., & Araf, N. R. (2020). Family planning in Appalachia: Focus group interviews with stakeholders in the context of the opioid epidemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(4), 1198. doi:10.3390/ijerph17041198.

Agbemenu, K., Aidoo-Frimpong, G., Auerbach, S., & Jaffri, A. (2020). HIV attitudes and beliefs in U.S. based African refugee women. Ethnicity and Health, 25.

Agbemenu, K., Auerbach, S., Wang, H., & Ely, G. (2020). Family planning trends among community-dwelling African refugee women. Public Health Nursing. doi:10.1111/phn.12725.

Hequembourg, A., Blayney, J. A., Livingston, J. A., Bostwick, W., & Auerbach, S. (2019). A mixed methods investigation of sexual victimization and coping among sexual minority compared to heterosexual women. Psychology & Sexuality. Doi:10.1080/19419899.2019.1678193.

Agbemenu, K., Auerbach, S., Murshid, N., Shelton, J., & Amutah-Onukagha, N. (2019). Reproductive health outcomes in African refugee women: A comparative study. Journal of Women’s Health, 28(6), 785-793. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2018.7314.