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Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon (he/him/his) PhD, CNM, ARNP, FACNM, FAAN

Associate Professor
Certified Nurse-Midwife, Providence Medical Group, Everett, WA
Deputy Editor, Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

My program of research is informed by more than 25 years of clinical practice as a nurse-midwife. I enjoy using qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting.  I focus on reducing stress during pregnancy using mindfulness techniques and understanding how stigma impacts pregnant individuals with perinatal opioid use disorder. As a journal and textbook editor, I enjoy helping authors improve their scientific writing and use respectful and inclusive language.


  • BS, Brown University, 1990
  • BSN, University of Washington, 1995
  • MN, University of Washington, 1998
  • PhD, Washington State University, 2013

Awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

What classes do you teach?



NURS 542

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The center of my experience and joy of being at the School of Nursing is working with students. I see myself as a midwife for the students, whether they are becoming nurses, nurse-midwives, or nurse practitioners, or scientists.


Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science
  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health
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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

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