Kimberly Garcia portrait
  • Affiliate Faculty, Latin American Studies Department
  • Co-Founder, Madre y Nino (Non-Profit Organization)
  • Associate Editor, Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing
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Research Statement

Dr. Garcia has trained Guatemalan lay midwives about recognizing obstetrical emergencies since 2010. She has published her findings in numerous journals, and presented her results at various national, regional and local conferences.

Presentations

  • Teaching Lay Midwives about Preeclampsia in Urban Guatemala, 31st Annual ACNM Conference, Chicago, Illinois. Poster, Accepted, 05/24/2022.
  • Anti-racism Toolkit for Midwifery Education, 31st Annual ACNM conference, Chicago, Illinois. Poster, Accepted, 05/23/2022.
  • Factors Influencing HPV Self-Collection and Cervical Cancer Follow up in Urban Guatemala, 31st Annual ACNM conference, Chicago, Illinois. Poster, Accepted, 05/23/2022.
  • Creating a Global Health Program of Study, Physician Assistants' for Global Health Annual Conference, online. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 04/01/2022.
  • The Lived Experience of Lay Midwives' Struggle with Obstetrical Emergencies in Urban Guatemala at ACNM's annual conference in Austin, TX. Presentation, Presented, 06/01/2020.
  • Senales de Peligro: Teaching Lay Midwives in Urban Guatemala about Obstetrical Emergencies, presented at the Western Institute of Nursing in Portland, Oregon. Poster, Presented, 04/16/2020.
  • Teaching Guatemalan Lay Midwives about Recognizing Obstetrical Emergencies, ACNM's annual conference in Savannah, GA. Poster, Presented, 05/20/2018.
  • The Lived Experience of Guatemalan Lay Midwives' Struggle with Obstetrical Emergencies at Midwest Nursing Research Society's annual conference in Cleveland, OH. Poster, Presented, 04/14/2018.
  • Teaching Guatemalan Traditional Midwives about Postpartum Hemorrhage at ACNM's annual conference in San Antonio, TX. Presentation, Presented, 05/10/2010.
  • The Lived Experience of Guatemala Traditional Midwives' Experience with Postpartum Hemorrhage presented at CWRU's Research ShowCASE. Poster, Presented, 04/12/2010.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Educating Guatemalan Lay Midwives in Sarstun about Postpartum Hemorrhage. PI: Kimberly Garcia. One Nurse at a Time, 01/02/2009 - present. Total project budget to date: $2,500.00

Languages

  • Spanish, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Guatemala
  • Peru

Publications

  • Kay, R. & Garcia, K. (2020). Common Breastfeeding Complications in Clinical Simulations for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Springer Publishing Group. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • Garcia, K. & Kay, R. (2020). Post Partum Hemorrhage in Clinical Simulations for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Springer Published Company. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • Garcia, K. (2019). Teaching Guatemalan Traditional Birth Attendants about Obstetrical Emergencies. Midwifery. Vol. 62, 36-38. Published, 06/01/2019.
  • Garcia, K. (2017). Mixed methods evaluation and teaching with Guatemalan lay midwives about obstetrical emergencies. Medical Research Archives. Vol. 5(11), 2-11. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Garcia, K. (2013). Mixed methods evaluation and teaching with Guatemalan traditional midwives regarding nursing interventions to manage postpartum hemorrhage. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. Vol. 3(10), 120-128. Published, 01/01/2013.
  • Garcia, K. & Morrison, B., Savrin, C. (2012). Teaching Guatemalan traditional midwives regarding nursing interventions to manage postpartum hemorrhage. Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. Vol. 37(1), 42-47. Published, 01/01/2012.
  • Garcia, K. & Kilanowski, J., Morrison, B. (2012). Focus Groups with Guatemalan traditional midwives about postpartum hemorrhage. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare. Vol. 2(2), 1-10. Published, 01/01/2012.