• Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing
Patient Appt: 801-581-4014


  • BSN, Nursing, University of Utah
  • MS, Nursing: Nurse-Midwifery, University of Utah
  • Phd , Health Education, University of Utah


I was licensed as a Certified Nurse Midwife in 1981, now caring for a second generation of women.  I joined the faculty of the University of Utah College of Nursing in 1990, teaching both didatic and clinical courses to undergraduate and graduate nursing students.  As a clinician, I have practiced with Birth Care Health Care faculty since joining the faculty. I served on the Utah State Nurse-Midwifery Licensing Board for 21 years, 13 as the Chair.  My areas of interest and expertise are midwifery advocacy, obstetric complications, breastfeeding, HPV and HIV education, genetics, menopause and risk management issues. 

Career Highlights

2004-2016 Presented a workshop at the National American College of Nurse-Midwives on Physiology and Management of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding and Endmetrial Biopsy

2009 Attended the University of Nevada Fetal Alcohol and Substance Abuse Workshop to develop curriculum for the undergraduate and graduate nursing

2005 Certified as an instructor for the Mountain Plains ADIS Education and Training Center

2004 attened the Genetics Interdisciplinary Faculty Training (GIFT) Program at Duke University and developed undergraduate and graduate curriculum

1998-2002 a member of an interdisciplinary group of Wellstart Internation to develop a "lactation Management Curriculum Guide" for nursing and medical education

2001 faculty in the One HEART (Health Education and Research in Tibet) safe motherhood project, in Lhasa Tibet