Advanced Senior Lecturer A

The U.S. has the highest unintended pregnancy rate in the developed world, and astonishingly high rates of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity.

This is largely due to the U.S. health care system’s focus on treating medical conditions and a lack of health policy support for meaningful wellness strategies and personalized health care decisions. This makes it difficult for girls and women to make self-directed choices about sexual and reproductive health that reflect their beliefs and their needs, and enable them to be healthy, and independent people.

“We prepare students to become leaders in women’s health, and advocates for the women they serve and for the midwifery profession.”


  • MPH, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2000
  • CNM, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1984
  • ADN, RN, Community College of Allegheny County, 1980
  • BA/BS, University of Pittsburgh, 1976