Emily is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and the Assistant Clinical Director of the BirthCare HealthCare Faculty Practice. She provides outpatient care at the South Jordan Health Center for well woman care, primary care of common health complaints, pregnancy, and postpartum. She also provides labor and birth care at the University Hospital. BirthCare HealthCare nurse midwives have amazing birth statistics, including an overall Cesarean section rate of less than 10% annually for greater than 10 years, as compared to a national average of 33%. In addition, they have an episiotomy rate of less than 4% and a very high success rate for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) deliveries.
Emily believes in equitable, ethical, quality health care for all women. Her philosophy affirms the normalcy of women’s life events, emphasizing patient, watchful observation and non-intervention in normal processes. She is also passionate about policy issues that affect woman and families, and is the incoming chair of the American College of Nurse Midwives Midwives Political Action Committee (PAC).
A Utah native, Emily is married and has two school-aged children. Her time away from work is usually spent with her family and pets. She enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, and music.