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Clayton Shuman, PhD, MSN, RN


Assistant Professor

Dr. Shuman focuses on reducing health disparities and improving care for vulnerable populations (perinatal substances users, drug-exposed infants, sexual minorities, postpartum women, neonatal intensive care patients) to improve care delivery and outcomes. He utilizes implementation science frameworks and methods to improve implementation and receipt of best practices. He adopts novel approaches, like arts-based interventions, to motivate practice and behavioral change. In addition to these efforts, Dr. Shuman is an expert in creating clinical contexts that are more conducive to change and implementation to improve healthcare delivery, outcomes, and equity.


Mom is Medicine: Implementing Nonpharmacologic Care as Treatment for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal

University Affiliation(s)


Research Area(s)

Implementation | alcohol and substance use/addictions | mental health


  • Principal investigator of: Mom is medicine: Implementing breastfeeding and skin-to-skin care as treatment for substance-exposed infants
  • Principal investigator of: Mom is medicine: Implementing maternal-delivered nonpharmacologic care for neonatal opioid withdrawal
  • Principal investigator of: Adapting an art-based intervention to address primary care provider stigma and improve scale-up of PrEP for HIV prevention
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