Mimi Niles, PhD, MPH,LM
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 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.