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Naomi Pitcock

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Naomi Pitcock
Associate Professor



Dr. Pitcock is an associate professor who teaches in the prelicensure, RN-to-BSN and MSN programs. Dr. Pitcock's focus areas of underserved and minority populations have allowed her to work with multiple community organizations including Free Medical Clinics and the NAACP, to improve healthcare outcomes and access to care. Dr. Pitcock has coordinated the ¡Tengo Leche! program for Hispanic mothers providing breastfeeding and childbirth education to support better maternal health outcomes. The work of her team has been published in Clinical Lactation and received the Distinguished DNP Capstone of the Year Award (UVA, 2013). She received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for excellence of character and service to humanity (2018) and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau, International: Beta Kappa Chapter.


  • B.S., Old Dominion University
  • M.S., The University of Virginia
  • D.N.P., The University of Virginia

Academic interests

Naomi's research focuses on public health nursing, intercultural health communication, and breastfeeding. She works closely with community organizations to ensure optimum health care outcomes for under-served populations.


Pitcock, N. Drake, E. Kulbock, P. Pineda,k. Gibson, M. Yoder, l. (2015) Evaluation of an initiative to increase breastfeeding rates among Rural Hispanic women. Clinical Lactation 6(3).


Chatfield, S. & Pitcock, N. Top CNO imperatives for healthcare transformation. International Council of Nurses, Barcelona, Spain. July 2017

Pitcock, N., Pineda, K., & Ossinova, N. Improving breastfeeding rates among rural Hispanic Immigrant Women: The ¡Tengo Leche! initiative. International Lactation Consultant Association. Toronto, Canada. May 2015

Pitcock, N. ¡Tengo Leche! Initiative. Valley Health Interdisciplinary Conference. Winchester, VA.February 2015