Loretta Camarano

Associate Professor PhD, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

N108 Nursing Research: Using Best Practices and Evidence to Improve Clinical Outcomes
N170L Community Health Nursing

About Me

Dr. Camarano's research examined factors that predict adverse perinatal and pediatric outcomes such as low birth weight (LBW) and preterm delivery (PTD) in pregnancies, as well as autism in children conceived by women with a history of infertility and treatment with in-vitro fertilization.


University of California, San Francisco, Ph.D., Nursing/ Minor Nursing Ed.  
Santa Clara University, M.A., Counseling Psychology
Medical University of South Carolina, B.S., Nursing

Teaching Interests

Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Community Health

Scholarly Interests

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Aging in Place


Grether, J. K., Qian, Y., Croughan, M. S., Wu, Y. W., Schembri, M., Camarano, L., & Croen, L. A. (2013). Is infertility associated with childhood autism? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(3), 663-672. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1598-5.

Feuer, S. K., Camarano, L., & Rinaudo, P. F. (2013). ART and health: Clinical outcomes and insights on molecular mechanisms from rodent studies. Molecular Human Reproduction, 19(4), 189-204. doi: 10.1093/molehr/gas066.

Camarano, L., Alkon, A., Nachtigall, R., Schembri, M., Weiss, S., & Croughan, M. (2012). Preterm delivery and low birth weight in singleton pregnancies conceived by women with and without a history of infertility. Fertility and Sterility, 98(3), 681-686. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.04.033.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
American Nurse Association (ANA)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine 

Community Service

MidPen Housing, Senior Services Aging in Place Program

Honors & Awards

The DAISY Faculty Award 2016