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Mimi Niles

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow


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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

    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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    Research Output

    • 6 Article
    • 1 Meeting Abstract
    • 1 Review article

    Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment in the Dominican Republic: Perspectives of Focus Group Participants in the Santo Domingo Area

    Liebermann, E. J., VanDevanter, N., Shirazian, T., Frías Gúzman, N., Niles, M., Healton, C. & Ompad, D., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 31, 2, p. 121-127 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • How Practice Facilitation Strategies Differ by Practice Context

    Nguyen, A. M., Cuthel, A., Padgett, D. K., Niles, P., Rogers, E., Pham-Singer, H., Ferran, D., Kaplan, S. A., Berry, C. & Shelley, D., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of general internal medicine. 35, 3, p. 824-831 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Mobilizing a Public Health Response: Supporting the Perinatal Needs of New Yorkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Claudio, E., Donahue, J., Niles, P. M., Pirsch, A., Ramos, P., Neely, I., Conceiçaõ, R., Thomas, M-P., St Vil, T. & Kaplan, D., Aug 1 2020, In : Maternal and Child Health Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    A case study on building capacity to improve clinical mentoring and maternal child health in rural Tanzania: The path to implementation

    Ojemeni, M. T., Niles, P., Mfaume, S., Kapologwe, N. A., Deng, L., Stafford, R., Voeten, M. J., Theonestina, K., Budin, W., Chhun, N. & Squires, A., Sep 26 2017, In : BMC Nursing. 16, 1, 57.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Mentoring to build midwifery and nursing capacity in the Africa region: An integrative review

    Niles, P., Ojemeni, M. T., Kaplogwe, N. A., Voeten, S. M. J., Stafford, R., Kibwana, M., Deng, L., Theonestina, S., Budin, W., Chhun, N. & Squires, A., 2017, In : International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences. 7, p. 89-95 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article