About the Author
Barbara A. Anderson, CNM, DrPH, MPH, MS, FACNM,
FAAN, was lead editor of the first edition of Best
Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change
and now has led the initiative to broaden the scope of this work in
the second edition. She currently serves on the Board of Directors
of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She has had a long
career in nursing and public health, field-based teaching,
mentorship, program planning, curriculum development and academic
administration. She is lead editor of DNP Capstone Projects:
Exemplars of Excellence in Practice (2015). She is coeditor of
the award-winning text Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives
in Nursing Theory, Research, and Practice (2008, 2012, 2016).
Dr. Anderson currently serves as a journal referee for Social
Science and Medicine. She has served as chair of the Population,
Reproductive, and Sexual Health section of the American Public
Health Association. She led the urban initiative in California that
won the Safe Motherhood Initiative-USA Model Program award. Dr.
Anderson has been a program consultant in midwifery, public health
and nursing in Africa, Asia and Latin America and has prepared
nurses, midwives, and physicians in public health and the midwifery
model of care in over 100 countries. She began her career as a
Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, writing a textbook on maternal
health for Ethiopian nursing students.
Judith P. Rooks, CNM, MPH, MS, FACNM, is Past
President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. As a
nurse-midwife and epidemiologist, she has many years of service
with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was
Principal Investigator of major studies published in professional
journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and
JAMA. She has been a consultant to family planning and
midwifery programs globally and served in the Office of the U.S.
Surgeon General. She has authored more than 100 published papers
and is author of Midwifery & Childbirth in America (2007).
In 1993 she received the American Public Health Association's Award
for outstanding service to the health of mothers and babies. She is
currently involved in work related to the safety and risks of home
births in the United States. Although retired, she continues to
work on behalf of mothers, babies and midwives.
Rebeca Barroso, CNM, APRN, MSN, DNP, is Assistant
Professor, Midwifery, Frontier Nursing University and practices
full-scope midwifery at HealthEast Care, Saint Paul, MN, serving
low-income national and international clientele at Seton Catholic
Charities Clinic. She has extensive background in clinical
midwifery and women's health, working with vulnerable women
experiencing health disparities from multiple cultural backgrounds.
She has been in continuous full-scope CNM practice for over 20
years. She is a preceptor and coordinates clinical education for
CNM, WHNP and FNP students, chairing the Education Committee of the
institution. She is a course faculty and mentors midwifery and DNP
students at Frontier Nursing University. She is co-editor of
DNP Capstone Projects: Exemplars of Excellence in Practice
(2015). Dr. Barroso won the 2011 W. Newton Award from the American
College of Nurse-Midwives and is active in the American College of
Nurse-Midwives and the Minnesota Advance Practice.