Komkwuan P Paruchabutr


Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Assistant Professor
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Trauma-Informed Care
Women's Health and Gender-related care; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction; Alternative Modalities for Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Reduction
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Doctor of Nursing Practice
Frontier Nursing University
Hyden, KY

Nurse-Midwifery Certificate
University of Kansas
Kansas City, KS

Master of Science in Nursing
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY


Dr. Paruchabutr is an Army Nurse Corps combat veteran with a tour to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004. She holds triple board certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, and a Certified Nurse-Midwife. Her multi-specialty skills and insight have allowed her to better serve the military population across the spectrum of healthcare. She has served as a consultant to numerous organizations and has nationally presented on Trauma-Informed Care. Her work and contribution on multi-disciplinary national councils, task forces, roundtable discussions, and working groups have advanced reproductive healthcare. She is passionate about impacting women's national and global health policies. She is an advocate for increasing access to trauma-informed care and promoting trauma-informed preventative health care.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

2022: Master Clinician Award, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

2022: President-Elect of The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

2021: Associate Master Clinician Award, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

2021: Fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Paruchabutr, K.P. & Quaile, H. (2022). Trauma Informed Care in Active-Duty Women. Defense Health Agency J-7, Clinical Communities Speaker [Virtual].

Borchardt, T. & Paruchabutr, K.P. (2021). Unique Healthcare Challenges for Active-Duty Service Women During Unprecedented Times. 24th Annual Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference [Virtual Conference].

Paruchabutr, K.P. (2021). Implementation of Effective Care with a BMI specific Mediated Toolkit at a Military Treatment Facility. American College of Nurse-Midwives 66th Annual Conference [Virtual].

Paruchabutr, K.P. (2020). Implementation of Effective Care with a BMI specific Mediated Toolkit at a Military Treatment Facility. Institute for Healthcare Improvement Forum [Virtual]

2003-2004: Army Nurse Corps, Combat Trauma Nurse: Operation Iraqi Freedom 1