Kimberly Garcia portrait
  • Affiliate Faculty, Latin American Studies Department
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing


  • Master of Science in Nursing, CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSIT
  • Doctor of Nurse Practice, CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSIT


Kimberly Garcia received her DNP in 2010 from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, OH where she is from. Her DNP program of study involves educating Guatemalan Lay Midwives about obstetrical emergenies. She has published her results in numerous journals, and presented at various national, regional and local conferences. Dr. Garcia practicied midwifery and women's health for a decade. She was the first and only female provider specializing in women's care in Bradford, PA where she began practicing. For her pioneering work, the American College of Nurse Midwives gave Dr. Garcia the Distinguished Service Award in 2018. After practicing in Appalachia, Dr. Garcia became the director of the CNM and WHNP programs at her alma mater. Later, she was director of the Nurse Midwifery and Womenn's Health specialty tracks at the University of Utah. Before she became a nurse, Dr. Garcia was a bilingual journalist in Texas and Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Spanish literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Garcia feels fortunate to have such a broad education. Her passion is working with historically disadvantaged groups, particularly Hispanics.She currently teaches in courses related to the DNP Scholarly Project, Maternal Child Nursing, Public Health, and Professional Roles.