University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
My research interests include health policy and resource utilization in maternity care, the cost of childbirth, maternal-child health epidemiology, and family planning and midwifery in low-resource countries. My research career started through a Master of Public Health degree in maternal-child health, and I have experience working in clinical trials, mixed methods studies, and interdisciplinary projects. I am currently completing a PhD in Nursing through Washington State University, examining comparative effectiveness of care provided by obstetricians and nurse-midwives.
I teach in the Nurse-Midwifery track of the DNP program, including courses in women's health, normal and complicated pregnancy and childbirth, and normal newborn management. I also lead seminars in conjunction with clinical work for the nurse-midwifery students.
Practice, Service, Community Involvement
I have been a nurse-midwife since 2005, with full-scope midwifery practice in the United States and in countries such as Haiti, India, and South Sudan. I have worked with students in both the clinical setting and in the classroom, and I strive to provide an atmosphere for individualized learning.