University of Washington
I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) and have practiced in a variety of settings with diverse populations. My work combines clinical practice in an ambulatory setting serving vulnerable populations, and research focused on factors that affect provider practice. I am also interested in safe motherhood programs in Latin America and have an ongoing project with traditional health workers in Guatemala. I have been fortunate to participate in the Citizens of the World program in Guatemala with both undergraduate and graduate nursing students. I helped develop and taught an international quarter for undergraduate nursing students in Costa Rica from 2005-2009.
My research has been based in clinical practice. Projects have included an examination of the clinical practice of midwifery students and differences in practice among various institutions, and ongoing work with a research group that is investigating vaginal birth after cesarean delivery.
I have served on various groups within the American College of Nurse-Midwives.