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Heather Bradford, CNM, ARNP, FACNM

Heather Bradford, MSN, CNM, ARNP, FACNM, has been a midwife since 2002 providing full-scope midwifery at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, WA. She began as full-time faculty at Georgetown University in 2017 and serves as the Assistant Program Director for the Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Programs in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. She has advocated for advanced registered nurse practitioners at both the state and federal legislative front. Under her leadership, nurse-midwives achieved equitable reimbursement under Medicare Part B services. She became a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in 2011 and currently serves on the Fellows Board of Governors as Vice-Chair. She is currently pursuing a PhD in nursing science from Vanderbilt University. She is exploring why patients with an elevated body mass index are more likely to birth via cesarean section, with a focus on birth attendant explicit and implicit weight bias.

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