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Nicole E. Warren, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN

Associate Professor
Associate Director of Theoretical Foundations, MSN (Entry into Nursing) Program
Nicole Warren
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Community
  • Disparities
  • Doula
  • Equity
  • Global
  • Maternal Health
  • Public Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Violence
  • Women's Health


Nicole Warren is a certified nurse midwife with more than two decades of combined research, clinical practice, and teaching experience in reproductive health. Her work is guided by a commitment to Respectful Maternity Care and eliminating mistreatment of childbearing persons. Current projects include addressing disparities in maternal health in Maryland, evaluating the impact of educational interventions to improve care of women affected by female genital cutting, and group antenatal care in Mali, West Africa. Dr. Warren is an award-winning teacher with specialized training in service-learning pedagogy and has collaborated with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health.

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

  • Publications/Research

    Nguyen, Y., McNabb, K., Farley, J, Warren, N. (2022). Examining family planning and adverse pregnancy outcomes for women with active tuberculosis disease: A systematic review. BMJ Open. (In press).

    Lasater, M., Beebe, M., Warren, N., Winch, P., Soucko, F., Keita, M., Doumbia, S., Murray, S. (2022). Reliability and validity of a perinatal depression screening instrument in rural Mali. Social Science in Medicine – Mental Health, 2,

    DeGroot, L.G., Zemlak, J.L., LaFave, S.E., Marineau, L., Wilson, D., Warren, N. (2021). The other ‘frontline’: Public health nursing clinical instruction during COVID-19. Public Health Nursing, 38(4), 529-530. doi: 10.1111/phn.12928.

    Marea, C., Warren, N., Glass, N., Johnson-Agbakwu, C., Perrin, N. (2021). Factors Associated with Health Care Provider Attitudes, and Confidence for the Care of Women and Girls Affected by FGM/C. Health Equity, 5(1), 329-337. doi: 10.1089/heq.2020.0130.

    Michlig, G., Warren, N., Berhe, M., Johnson-Agbakwu, C. (2021). Female genital mutilation/cutting among Somali women in the US state of Arizona: Evidence of Treatment access, health service use & care experiences. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7). 3733.

    Lasater, M.E., Murray, S., Keita, M., Souko, F., Surkan, P., Warren, N., Winch, P., Ba, A., Doumbia, S., Bass, J. (2021) Integrating mental health into maternal health care in rural Mali: a qualitative study. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. doi:10.1111/jmwh.13184.

    Gresh, A., LaFave, S., Thamilselvan, V., Batchelder, A., Mermer, J., Jacques, K., ... & Warren, N. (2020). Service learning in public health nursing education: How COVID‐19 accelerated community‐academic partnership. Public Health Nursing. doi:10.1111/phn.12796.Clark, R. R., Warren, N., Shermock, K. M., Perrin, N., Lake, E., & Sharps, P. W. (2020). The Role of Oxytocin in Primary Cesarean Birth Among Low‐Risk Women. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. doi:10.1111/jmwh.13157.

    Gomez, N. A, Warren, N., Labko, Y., & Sinclair, D. (2020). Intrathecal Opioid Dosing During Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section: An Integrative Review. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice. doi: 10.1891/JDNP-D-19-00025.

  • Awards/Honors

    2022   Teaching Excellence Award, Masters of Science in Nursing, JHU School of Nursing

    2020   Community Service Faculty Award for Service-Learning, JHU SOURCE

    2020   Versic Faculty Award, JHU School of Nursing

    2018   Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

    2018   Johns Hopkins Hospital Miller Coulson Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant Clinical Excellence Award

    2016   Teaching Excellence Award, Undergraduate, JHU School of Nursing

    2015   HRSA Administrator’s Citation for Outstanding Group Performance

    2011   Teaching Excellence Award, Undergraduate, JHU School of Nursing

    2009   Maryland Higher Education Commission, New Nursing Faculty Fellowship

    2009   Summer Research Stipend, Loyola University Chicago

    2008   Dean’s Award, UIC, Annual award for outstanding dissertation

    2005   A.J. Dan Dissertation Award, Center for Research on Women and Gender

    2005   Seth Rosen Graduate Student Research Award

    2002   American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Chapter IV-2 Student Award

    2001-2004   Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award; Primary Health Care Research Pre-doctoral Trainee (NIH grant #T32, PI, McElmurry, B.)

    1998-1999   Coordinator, International Health Society, JHU School of Public Health

    1998   Recipient, Robert G. Merrick Leadership Award, JHU School of Nursing

    1997   Recipient, Peace Corps Fellowship, JHU School of Nursing