Shaughanassee Vines is an alumnus of Old Dominion University, where she earned her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing. She was trained in midwifery at Shenandoah University and later earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University. She specializes in Maternal/Child and Community Health. Dr. Vines serves as an assistant professor at Frontier Nursing University and is also the founder of Coceaux (pronounced "Coco") Health, a telehealth platform providing women's health services to women of color by clinicians of color to decrease health disparities.
She has also conducted research for the University of California San Diego as part of the THRIVE Study looking at the intersectionality of women's health and racial/ethnic health disparities. Aside from her career, she has a loving family and serves several community organizations, including a Fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), an American Association of Birth Centers Foundation Board member, member of the Black Nurses Association, and a Mt. Trashmore YMCA Advisory Board member.