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Daniel Suárez Baquero PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

I am from Colombia, I obtained my MSN and BSN from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, focused on Maternal and Perinatal Nursing Care. I have expertise as a labor and birth nurse, nurse midwife, and nurse administrator. I obtained my Ph.D. in Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin, studying the essence of Colombian Partería Tradicional (lay midwifery). Also, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the ACTIONS program at The University of California San Francisco focused on reproductive justice as the primary approach to reproductive health services provision. Since I was an undergraduate student, I developed a deep passion for qualitative research methods, specially working on reproductive justice, Latine reproductive health experiences, and community/cultural memory of ethnic minoritized women. I use advanced qualitative methods to enhance the voices of minoritized communities that have been overlooked to promote health, birth equity, and reproductive justice globally.


2021 Doctor in Nursing (Ph.D.), University of Texas at Austin  (Dissertation Title: The embodied essence of Colombian Traditional Partería)
2015 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2010 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Awards, accolades and distinguished memberships:

2022      Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society – Emergent Nurse Researcher/Scholar Award

2018      Presidential recognition – Pasaporte a la Ciencia scholarship for pursuing doctoral studies abroad (Colombian Ministry of Sciences)

2013      Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society in Nursing, Inducted as Member

2012      Academy Recognition of University Welfare Direction, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

2010      Academic Meritorious Mention for Best Scores in ECAES Nursing (National Exam of Quality for University Education, Ministry of National Education, Colombia), Universidad Nacional de Colombia

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The opportunity to share, mentor, and care for the future generation of Nurses and midwives, from the undergraduate to the graduate school. I am convinced we can change the future towards a more equitable and healing one for all of us. In the UW School of Nursing I find a place in where my ideas and I are welcome. UW School of Nursing cherishes all diverse and divergent members of our community, opening a space for all of us. The UW School of Nursing commitment on teaching, practice, and mentoring enables the building of a thought-provoking environment framed by Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism. These pillars are the fundamental basis towards reproductive justice and health equity around the world.

Scholarly work (projects not listed in PubMed, such as books, publications or videos):

Suárez-Baquero, Daniel F.M., & Bejarano-Beltrán, Martha. P. (2016). Percepción del cuidado de enfermería de las gestantes del curso de maternidad y paternidad. Enfermería: Cuidados Humanizados, 4(2), 33-39.

Alspaugh AA, Franck LS, Mehra R, Suárez-Baquero DFM, Lanshaw N Bond-Leonard T, & McLemore MR. Abortion Doesn’t Have to Be an Either-Or Conversation. Scientific American. Published December 8, 2021. Accessed January 5, 2022.

Daniel Suárez-Baquero, Colombian Nurse Dedicated to Reproductive Justice, published on Oct 5, 2021


See PubMed list (leaving the School of Nursing web site)


Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Research Areas

  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

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University of Washington, School of Nursing
Dept of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
Box 357262
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195

Office: T 515B