Mimi Niles

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    Mimi Niles, PhD, CNM, MPH is a full spectrum midwife and a midwifery care researcher based in New York City, NY. Her work explores the potential of integrated models of midwifery care in creating health equity in historically disenfranchised communities. Her dissertation work titled ‘Kairos care in a Chronos world: An analysis of midwifery care in urban public hospitals’ explores both the potential and challenges of practising midwifery in historically disenfranchised communities. This US-based research was funded, in part, by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health – a division of the Centers for Disease Control.

    As a midwife, working in one of the largest urban public health care networks in the US, Mimi works with as a member of large collaborative midwifery care service that provide high quality, primary maternity care to all pregnant and parenting people. By utilizing intersectional feminist theory and qualitative research methods, she is committed to generating policy and programming that strives to center and support community generated solutions to build birth equity.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Global public health, MPH

    Midwifery, MSN, Midwifery

    External positions

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia

    Oct 1 2019Sep 1 2020

    Midwife, New York City Health + Hospitals

    Apr 1 2011 → …


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