Heather Clarke earned a Masters in Nursing specializing in Midwifery from Columbia University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University. For most of her career, Dr. Clarke has combined her love of clinical practice with teaching nurse-midwifery students. She has taught in the nurse-midwifery educational programs at Columbia University and SUNY Downstate, joining the faculty of Frontier Nursing University in 2012 and serving as course coordinator for the professional role of the nurse-midwife. She focuses on trauma prevention, preconception and disparities, especially on the development of an intergenerational preconception curriculum to help at-risk women learn how to overcome and build resiliency when facing the social and racial stressors that increase their risk for poor birth outcomes. She currently serves as a board member of the Association to Advance Black Birth (NAABB) and APPPAH, hoping to create a model of care that will address pre and perinatal trauma and experiences that impact birth outcomes, and the development of fetal origins of physical and psychological disease.
March 24, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Eastern