Kimberly Garcia portrait
  • Affiliate Faculty, Latin American Studies Department
  • Director of Nurse Midwifery Specialty Track, College Of Nursing
  • 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 research involved 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 has been practicing midwifery and women's health since receiving her MSN at CWRU in 2009. 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 for nearly a decade, Dr. Garcia became the director of the CNM and WHNP programs at her alma mater. She is currently director of the Nurse Midwifery Specialty Track 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 sees patients at South Main Clinic and attends births at the University of Utah Hospital.