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
OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner, Quality Assurance Coordinator
Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery, Gynecology
BSN - UPenn
MSN - Drexel
MPH - Drexel
DrPH - UNC
Low Country, SC
Bucks County, PA
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