My name is Jessica Fladger. I am currently enrolled in the DNP program at the University of Michigan. My clinical interest is in evidence based interventions to decrease the maternal and infant mortality rate in the African American community. I plan to implement a pilot program of group prenatal care at University Health Center, a busy urban clinic in Detroit, MI. I received my BSN from the University of Michigan in 2013, and graduated with my MSN from Vanderbilt, specializing in Nurse-Midwifery in 2015. I have been working as a certified nurse midwife in the metro Detroit area for the past three years. I am an active member of the Metro Detroit Midwives of Color, and a member of the Maternal Health Inequalities Workforce.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Preventive Health
Dissertation: The subject of my capstone project is group prenatal care, an innovative model of providing prenatal care in groups of 6-10. Research has shown that women who participate in group prenatal care have better perinatal health outcomes. My goal is to implement a pilot program of group prenatal care at University Health Center, a busy urban clinic in Detroit MI.