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The UW School of Nursing has a national and international reputation for excellence. An unusually fertile environment for nursing research guides and shapes its baccalaureate and graduate educational programs. It also builds practice that emphasizes leadership skills for the health care needs of a multicultural world.


Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

Molly Altman, MN, CNM, MPH
Clinical Instructor

Family & Child Nursing
Box 357262
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

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My research interests include health policy and resource utilization in maternity care, the cost of childbirth, maternal-child health epidemiology, and family planning and midwifery in low-resource countries. My research career started through a Master of Public Health degree in maternal-child health, and I have experience working in clinical trials, mixed methods studies, and interdisciplinary projects. I am currently completing a PhD in Nursing through Washington State University, examining comparative effectiveness of care provided by obstetricians and nurse-midwives.


I teach in the Nurse-Midwifery track of the DNP program, including courses in women's health, normal and complicated pregnancy and childbirth, and normal newborn management. I also lead seminars in conjunction with clinical work for the nurse-midwifery students.

Practice, Service, Community Involvement

I have been a nurse-midwife since 2005, with full-scope midwifery practice in the United States and in countries such as Haiti, India, and South Sudan. I have worked with students in both the clinical setting and in the classroom, and I strive to provide an atmosphere for individualized learning.

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