Kristine Shields

CLINICIAN, CONSULTANT, AUTHOR

BOOKS

New book out; three on

the way. See what I’m up to here.

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topics to ponder and

bemuse.

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PRESENTATIONS

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Dr. of Pubic Health

My own #MeToo moments motivated my career as a women's health nurse practitioner and public health professional. I worked for many years in Planned Parenthood and other women’s clinics in the Philadelphia area. I had interesting times setting up OB/GYN services in a drug treatment program for women and languished for a year behind a desk in an HMO for jail and prison inmates. The first paper I published was called “Correctional Health Nurses’ Attitudes towards Inmates.” (It became one of the most-requested articles in the Journal of Correctional Health Care).

I have a doctorate in Public Health, which I sometimes mispronounce (see title above). I moved from hands-on clinical care to research in women’s health. At a large pharmaceutical company, I developed a pregnancy registry program for women who relied on, or mistakenly used, medications during their pregnancies. Based on my experience there, I published a book entitled Pregnancy and the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Movement Towards Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy for Pregnant Women in 2019.

As a researcher, I’ve published scientific papers in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Birth Defects Research and other medical journals. I have blogged about women’s health issues for BabyMed, Pregistry, and Ms. Magazine. I’m continuing to share my knowledge of reproductive health care where I see gaps in understanding. Check the Books page to see my planned publications. 

 

I live in the beautiful Bucks County woods of Pennsylvania but am often sighted in the low country of South Carolina.

SELECT PAST POSITIONS

Director Drug Safety and Pregnancy Registries

Ethics Officer

OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner, Quality Assurance Coordinator

Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery, Gynecology

​Background

Nursing:
BSN - UPenn
MSN - Drexel

Public Health:
MPH - Drexel
DrPH - UNC

Favorite Places

Thrift Shops
Libraries
Book Stores
CT Shoreline
Low Country, SC
Bucks County, PA

Volunteering

Author Aid
Pipersville Library
Worthwhile Wear and Freedom Boutique
Jubilee House - Nicaragua
Unite for Sight - Chennai

​Hobbies

Book Reading
Skiing
Yoga

Film
Travel
Book Hoarding

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kristine@kristineshieldsauthor.com

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