Lynette Hamlin


Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
GSN Administration
Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Women's access to care, nurse-midwifery outcomes, health services research
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Year Degree Institution/Location
1996 PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Nursing; Minor Public Administration)
1993 Certificate University of Illinois at Chicago (Nurse-Midwifery)
1987 MSN Loyola University Chicago (Perinatal Nursing)
1982 BSN Loyola University Chicago


Dr. Lynette Hamlin serves as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing as a maternal-child clinical nurse specialist from Loyola University of Chicago. She earned a post-master’s certificate in nurse-midwifery from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a PhD in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Nurse-Midwives, a participant in the Department of Health and Human Services 2003 Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship, and a recipient of the coveted Kitty Ernst Award, which honors a CNM/CM who has been certified for less than ten years and has demonstrated innovative, creative endeavors in midwifery and/or women's health clinical practice, education, administration, or research.

Dr. Hamlin is an accomplished educator and clinician who has provided vision, leadership, and direction to the design, development, and implementation of several academic programs across the nation. Her ability to seamlessly integrate practice, health policy, and academic leadership resulted in the development of community partnerships and established academic collaborations. She pioneered new faculty practices, including being the first Certified Nurse-Midwife with hospital privileges in Lake County Illinois, and developing one of the first Women’s Health & Midwifery faculty practices at Yale University. Her current research focuses on quality and access to care for women in our uniformed services.

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

Faye G. Abdellah Senior Research Award, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University (2022)

Fellow, American Academic of Nursing (2017)

Fellow, American College of Nurse-Midwives (2004)

Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship, Department of Health and Human Services (2003)

Kitty Ernst Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives (2002)

Women’s Health & Midwifery Community Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Department of Health and Human Services (2002

Representative Bibliography

Hamlin, L. & Banaag, A. (2022). Women’s health care in the deployed setting 2013 – 2020: A health services research approach. Military Medicine. Usac025, DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usac025

Wheat, J., Khan, M., Banaag, A., Vaccaro, C., Greer, JA, Koehlmoos, TP, Hamlin, L. (2022). Prevalence of pelvic floor disorders in United States Active-Duty Service Women. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001183.

Bedford, T., Kisaalita, N., Haycock, NR, Mullins, CD Wright, T., Curatolo, M., Hamlin, L, & Colloca. (2022). Attitudes towards a pre-authorized concealed opioid taper: A qualitative analysis of patient and clinician perspectives. Frontiers in Psychiatry.13:820357. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.820357.

Mooney, AC., Koehlmoos, T, Banaag, A., Hamlin, L. (2022 Feb 28). Severe Maternal Morbidity and 30-Day Postpartum Readmission in the Military Health System. Journal of Women’s Health. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2021.0427. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35230195.

Uribe-Leitz T, Matsas B, Dalton MK, Lutgendorf MA, Moberg E, Schoenfeld AJ, Goralnick E, Weissman JS, Hamlin L, Cooper Z, Koehlmoos TP, Jarman MP. (2022). Geospatial Analysis of Access to Emergency Cesarean Delivery for Military and Civilian Populations in the US. JAMA Network Open. 5(1); e2142835. Https://doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.42835.

Andriotti, T., Ranjit, A., Hamlin, L., Koehlmoos, T., Robinson, J., & Lutgendorf, M. (2021). Psychiatric conditions in pregnancy and postpartum in a universally insured American population. Military Medicine.

Hamlin, L., Banaag, A., Sturdivant, R., & Koehlmoos, T. (2021). Comparison of nurse-midwife and physician birth outcomes in the military health system. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice. 22(2): 105-113.

Bedford, T., Adediran, T., Haycock, N., Mullins, D., Medeiros, M., Wright, T., Curatolo, M., Hamlin, L., & Colloca, L. (2021). Patient and provider acceptability of a patient pre-authorized concealed opioid reduction. Pain Medicine.

Kikuchi, J., Ranjit, A., Jiang, W., Witkop, C., Hamlin, L., & Koehlmoos, T.P. (2020). Early Childhood Outcomes among Infants Born by Vaginal Birth after Cesarean and Repeat Cesarean Delivery in the Military Health System. Military Medicine.

Hamlin, L. (2018). Obstetric access and the community health imperative for rural women. Family and Community Health, 41(2), 105-110.