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Donna Schiminkey, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN. CNM

Assistant Professor



Education

  • BA: University of Virginia, Anthropology
  • BSN: University of Virginia
  • MSN: Emory University, Nurse-Midwifery
  • MPH: Emory University, Behavioral Science and Health Education
  • PhD: University of Virginia, Nursing

Experience

  • Labor and Delivery, Nursery, Intermediate Care Nursery, High risk Antepartum & Postpartum Nursing
  • Nurse-midwife in public health department, hospital, health maintenance organization and private practice settings
  • Centering Pregnancy program coordinator and facilitator
  • Teaching: pathophysiology, epigenetics, women's and maternal-child health and applied statistics
  • Research topics: psychoimmunology of adverse birth outcomes, stress and social support patterns; intimate partner and family violence; traumatic brain injury; epidemiology; structural violence and structural justice
  • Research populations of interest: pregnant women, vulnerable populations

Professional Interests:

  • Learning facilitation of difficult discussions through simulation
  • Public health
  • Sexual health issues
  • Infertility
  • Structural violence
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Genetics/Genomics and the Environment
  • Intimate partner violence and head injury
  • Historical Research of Professional Midwifery