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Rachel Newhouse, , MS, CNM

University of Illinois at Chicago PhD
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Rachel Newhouse MS, CNM is a women’s health policy researcher and Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her nurse-midwifery training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has practiced as a nurse-midwife all around the city of Chicago intentionally serving in vulnerable communities. She currently conducts clinical research on postpartum long acting reversible contraception counseling at the University of Illinois Hospital. Her dissertation research focuses on how to improve policies and health standards and practices related to postpartum women. She draws on her feminist ideals and training in sexual assault, forensics, midwifery, women’s health, domestic violence, and sociology to guide her clinical practice and research.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Women’s and Children’s Health
Dissertation: Capitol Punishment: A Historical Analysis of the Maternal Mortality Problem Plaguing Our Nation’s Capitol