Suzanne Pullen, PhD

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Suzanne Pullen has a PhD in Communication Studies and a Social Work Certificate in Trauma and Bereavement. Her research focuses on improving patient-provider communication about stillbirth and pregnancy loss. Her research-based training modules incorporate the ATTEND model, narrative theory, and strength-based strategies. The former reporter and stillbirth mom also teaches creative workshops for community groups, bereavement organizations, and medical institutions.

Suzanne also creates performances about stillbirth, interruption of wanted pregnancies, termination and infant death.  Her dissertation focused on the power of personal narrative to improve awareness, advocacy and care for those experiencing the trauma and bereavement associated with pregnancy ending.  For numerous years she has been co-creating public memorial services and rituals for bereaved families whose children have died.