About Jennifer Foster
Jennifer Foster, CNM, MPH, PhD, FACNM received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Rochester, her midwifery certificate from the University of Mississippi, her master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing, in the School of Nursing at Emory University. After serving as a nurse in Peace Corps, Guatemala, Jenny (Whitman) Foster established the first midwifery practice on the island of Molokai, Hawaii, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010. current research focuses on maternal-newborn health in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her community-based participatory research in the Dominican Republic, supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research, engages community and health providers to provide maternity care aligned with the midwifery model. Jenny Foster is active in the Hispanic sub-community of the virtual Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery, with Lorena Binfa from Chile, and they are working to cultivate relationships with researchers interested in the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based maternal newborn care in the Dominican Republic, Chile, Paraguay, and interested nurses/midwives in other parts of Latin America
Role(s) / Profession(s)
Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing - LCCIN
Website: http://www.nursing.emory.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: The Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing (LCCIN), named after President Carter's mother, has for mission to improve the health of vulnerable people worldwide through nursing education, research, practice, and policy. The LCCIN focuses on enhancing the impact of nursing globally through targeted international academic exchanges, partnerships fostering scholarship, creation of a forum for exploration of issues relating to the global supply, demand, distribution, and quality of the nursing workforce worldwide, and through increasing access to relevant training and education.
- Dominican Republic
Sheila, I am so excited that you have the role of Global Nursing Coordinator at PIH. Congratulations! It is a groundbreaking and critical role. For those of us who are interested in increasing capacity of nurses and midwives and various areas around the world, what do you think are the ...
Our nursing school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has a bidirectional approach to a partnership with a group of health providers in the Dominican Republic and some of them teach in the nursing school at the Centro Universitario del Nordeste (CURNE), part of the Universidad Autonoma in Santo ...
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