Joanne Laframboise-Otto, PhD, MSN, BSN

Joanne Laframboise-OttoClinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida
P.O. Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187

Telephone: (352) 294-8927
Fax: (352) 273-6356


Dr. Laframboise-Otto was recently appointed clinical assistant professor at the College of Nursing in January 2018. She teaches undergraduate clinical courses with junior and senior nursing students. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in college and university settings in medical-surgical nursing, intensive care nursing, emergency nursing, and mental health nursing.


Dr. Laframboise-Otto’s research interests include investigating pain management strategies such as music listening and relaxation training with adult patients in the hospital and home settings. She recently completed her dissertation research, which focused on examining the use of music listening to enhance acute surgical pain management with patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. She has completed several education projects focusing on facilitating nursing skills development with basic preparation nursing students.


Dr. Laframboise-Otto holds membership in the following U.S. organizations: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Alpha Theta Chapter, University of Florida), American Society of Pain Management Nurses and the American Pain Society.

She maintains membership in the following Canadian organizations: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Iota Omicron Chapter, Western University), College of Nurses of Ontario and the Canadian Pain Society.

Area of expertise

Dr. Laframboise-Otto has expertise in the practice areas of medical-surgical nursing and critical care nursing. She taught nursing, undergraduate and graduate, at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, for a number of years before completing her PhD in Nursing Science in Gainesville at the UF College of Nursing in 2017.


Dr. Laframboise-Otto graduated with her BScN in 1982 and her MScN with a specialty in Nursing Education in 1987, both from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. She earned her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Florida in 2017, with a minor in Educational Leadership from the UF College of Education.