Research Information

Julia C. Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM is a certified nurse midwife, Assistant Professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and Director of the Nurse-Midwifery specialty program. The improvement of the health of women and infants is the ‘North Star’ of her work. As a practicing clinician, she strives to make her research relevant to the everyday realities of women and providers in diverse settings within the United States.

She has experience in prospective and retrospective approaches to midwifery health services research and uses qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods to explore topics relevant to maternal-child health. She has a particular interest in how the format and location of care affect women’s ability and desire to access services as well as their perinatal outcomes.

She has a passion for interprofessional care and frequently serves as a midwifery liaison on national committees that craft practice statements relevant to a variety of perinatal health care providers.


Learn more about Dr. Phillippi here.