P. Mimi Niles, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.N.M., is an assistant professor at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is a theorist, educator, researcher, and certified nurse-midwife. Her work explores the potential of integrated models of midwifery care in creating health equity in historically disenfranchised communities. She is trained in utilizing critical feminist theory, as theorized by Black and brown feminist scholars, and qualitative research methods as a means to implement policy and programming rooted in intersectionality and antiracist frameworks. As a researcher, she hopes to generate midwifery knowledge as a tool to build equity and liberation for marginalized and minoritized people and grow the profession of midwifery in the United States. For the past decade, Niles has been a practicing midwife, serving childbearing women and families, within the largest public health network in the nation. She has also served as clinical faculty at Meyers College of Nursing — teaching in the graduate midwifery program and the undergraduate nursing program. Niles is an active member of the midwifery community both locally, nationally, and globally. Currently, she is the only appointed midwife to sit on the New York City Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee. She has received various awards including the Johnson & Johnson Minority Faculty Award and the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Award. She now serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) and the New York Birth Center Association (NYBCA). She earned her Ph.D. in nursing and her M.P.H. in global health leadership. She received postdoctoral training at the Birth Place Lab at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver.
P. Mimi Niles
Assistant Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University