Mimi Niles, PhD, LM, MPH

Meditation Guide
 Founder, Devi Women's Health


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 certified midwife in a busy and well respected practice which boasts one of the lowest primary cesarean rates in New York City. As a midwife, I have the blessing of working with women from around the globe, from countries such as Mexico, Ecuador, Yemen, Egypt, Mali, Tibet, and Guatemala. With my academic privilege, I weave my multiple passions and identities - as clinician, thinker, writer, feminist and Buddhist, to envision care that is radical, generative, compassionate, and transformative. 


Moved by the rich stories of women - all filled with challenges, struggles, joys and hopes for their lives as mothers, partners and caregivers,  I pursued my PhD. My research examines the multitude of factors and forces that shape how midwifery is designed.  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.

Let me help you learn, grow, and explore thes potential of finding greater harmony through contemplation and mindfulness.