Mimi Niles, PhD, MPH,LM

 Midwife
Researcher
 Educator
Meditation Guide
 Founder, Devi Women's Health

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BSN, New York University

MSN, Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing

MPH, Global Public Health, New York University

PhD, Nursing, New York University

 

Decades of my life have been immersed in birth, reproductive care, human rights, and spiritual practice. Over the past 10 years I have worked as a licensed midwife in a well respected collaborative practice. As a midwife, with academic privilege, I weave my multiple passions and identities - as clinician, critical thinker, writer, feminist and Buddhist, to envision care that is radical, compassionate, and transformative. 

 

My research examines the multitude of factors and forces that shape how midwifery is designed, implemented and experienced.  Currently, I am interested in revealing how forces of systemic oppression and disenfranchisement, that perpetuate racist, classist, abelist, and misogynistic ideologies,  lead to poor outcomes and chronic disempowerment.

Together, we can explore the potential of finding greater harmony through contemplation, mindfulness and acceptance.