Lynn Sibley




Lynn Sibley, RN, CNM, PhD, is director of the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership. In this role, she provides overall strategic direction and leadership to the initiative.

Sibley is associate professor in the Emory University School of Nursing and Rollins School of Public Health, and affiliate associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University. She also serves as director of the Center for Research on Maternal and Newborn Survival of the Emory University School of Nursing.

Sibley develops and tests community-oriented strategies to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in resource-limited countries. She is currently principal investigator on a Emory Global Health Institute-supported project to improve recognition of and response to prolonged labor and birth asphyxia in Bangladesh. This project is being undertaken in collaboration with the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Study/Bangladesh, BRAC and LAMB World Mission Prayer League.

Sibley is a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the American Academy of Nursing. She also is a member of the World Health Organization’s Maternal and Perinatal Health Study and Reproductive Epidemiology Advisory Group, and the International Confederation of Midwives’ Midwifery Services Technical Advisory Group.

Before joining the Emory faculty in 2003, Sibley served as senior technical advisor for the American College of Nurse Midwives, Department of Global Outreach. She is co-author of the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Home-Based Life Saving Skills.

Sibley holds a doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in nursing and midwifery from the University of Utah.

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This course will review challenges for maternal and newborn health in the developing world, where a great many women and babies are suffering from complications during pregnancy, childbirth, and the days following birth. Themes covered include the epidemiology of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, relevant issues for the global health workforce, community-based interventions to improve maternal and newborn health and survival, and sociocultural dynamics surrounding birth.

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