Dr. Couture is an epidemiologist and an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP). She has been teaching epidemiology, data analysis and research methods in several SONHP programs, including the Master of Public Health (MPH), the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and the Executive Leader Doctor of Nursing Practice (EL-DNP) programs. Dr. Couture has been involved in research for more than ten years where she has built a solid academic background in epidemiology and public health with a specific interest in HIV prevention, but also substance use, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health. She has several years of experience in global health working on HIV prevention projects in developing countries, including Haiti, Cambodia, Ghana, Thailand and Ivory Coast. Dr. Couture is an author of more than twenty peer-reviewed articles and has had presentations at different national and international scientific meetings.