Samantha Korbey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC


Samantha Korbey is currently a lecturer in the Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Programs. In addition to teaching at YSN, Samantha also works full time as a family nurse practitioner in Salem, New Hampshire. 

Samantha received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College and a master’s degree in behavioral neuroscience from the University of Connecticut before later receiving her MSN and DNP from the Yale University School of Nursing. She is board certified in family practice from the American Nurse Credentialing Center and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS).

Samantha is fluent in Italian and formerly worked for 10 years as a professional opera singer around the US and Italy before moving back to the States to pursue advanced practice nursing and scholarship.

Research Interests

Samantha’s research interests include the healthcare disparities faced by LGBTQIA+ communities as well as creating safe, welcoming, and affirming healthcare spaces for LGBTQIA+ folks.

Clinical Practice

In addition to providing primary care in a family practice setting, Samantha’s practice includes a focus on LGBTQIA+ healthcare including gender affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Roberts, A., Angoff, N.R., Brissette, D., Dupee, D., Fahs, D. Honan, L., Korbey, S., Roessler, E. Schwartz, M., Shabanova, V., Tetrault, J., Wu, B., & Colson, E., Encandela, J. (2020). Burnout among beginning first-year students from three health professional training programs. Medical Science Educator. doi:10.1007/s40670-020-00969-2

Salamone JD, Betz AJ, Ishiwari K, Felsted J, Madson L, Mirante B, Clark K, Font L, Korbey S.M., Sager TN, Hockemeyer J, Muller CE. (2008). Tremorolytic effects of adenosine A2A antagonists: implications for parkinsonism. Frontiers in Bioscience. 1(13), 3594-605.

Korbey, S.M., Heinrichs, S.C., Leussis, M.P. (2008). Seizure susceptibility and locus ceruleus activation are reduced following environmental enrichment in an animal model of epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior, 12(1), 30-8.


Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses 46th Annual Congress and Educational Symposium - 2022 - “Creating a Welcoming, Inclusive, and Affirming Healthcare Environment for LGBTQIA+ Patients.”

National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives - 2022 - “Fostering Inclusive Care for the Latinx LGBTQIA+ Community.” [panelist]

Eastern Nursing Research Society 2022 Conference – Providence, RI. “Creating a Welcoming, Inclusive, and Affirming Primary Care Environment for LGBTQIA+ Patients.” [poster]

Yale University School of Nursing Scholar’s Day 2018 – Orange, CT. “The Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Burnout in First Year Health Professional Students.”

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2005 - Washington, D.C. “Seizure susceptibility and locus ceruleus activation are reduced following environmental enrichment in an animal model of epilepsy.” [poster]