Dr. Teague received a BS in anthropology with a minor in chemistry from Vanderbilt University and an MS in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2002. She earned her DNP from Duke University School of Nursing, where her DNP project focused on evaluating pediatric sleep and its impact on behavior when assessing attention deficit disorders in children. She also holds dual certification as a primary and acute care pediatric nurse practitioner.
Before joining the faculty at DUSON, Dr. Teague was a clinical instructor for both the ABSN and MSN programs here, teaching in the assessment lab and the Pediatric Primary Care Management courses. She has worked across the country in pediatric rheumatology, pediatric emergency medicine and urgent care, and pediatric primary care settings in both clinical and leadership roles. She was previously an assistant professor, coordinator of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, and Director of Advanced Practice Programs at the MGH Institute of Health Professions until 2016 when she moved to North Carolina.
Dr. Teague practices clinically as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Duke Primary Care Pediatrics in Holly Springs, North Carolina, and previously served as the practice medical director for Wake Country Pediatric Services, helping to develop the pediatric service line for Duke Primary Care. Dr. Teague serves on multiple clinical committees in Duke Health, supporting the needs of pediatrics in ambulatory care. She has also served as the legislative chair for the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). She continues to serve on the legislative committee and was a 2019 NAPNAP Advocacy Scholar awardee.
Dr. Teague’s scholarship focuses on general pediatrics, pediatric mental health, health equity in patient care, and equity in nurse practitioner education, scholarship, and practice. As a Duke Primary Care Gun Violence Prevention Committee member, she is involved in active projects implementing gun violence prevention and firearm safety programs in her clinical practice. Dr. Teague publishes and presents nationally and internationally on educating clinicians and fostering family success through proper understanding and support of breastfeeding and chestfeeding. Her most recent project evaluates race-based language in pediatric nursing textbooks to ensure the most accurate and equitable care of infants, children, and adolescents.