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

Associate Professor
Nicole Warren
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Community
  • Community / Public Health
  • Disparities
  • Global
  • Global Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Social Determinants of Health/Poverty
  • Trauma
  • Violence
  • Women's Health


Nicole Warren is a certified nurse midwife providing antenatal, postpartum, and well woman gynecologic care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Warren has over 21 years of combined research, clinical practice, and teaching experience in reproductive health. A commitment to Respectful Maternity Care and eliminating mistreatment of childbearing persons guides her work.  Current projects included 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. She 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

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  • Publications/Research

    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.

    Lasater, M.E., Murray, S., Keita, M., Souko, F., Surkan, P., Warren, N., Winch, P., Ba, A., Doumbia, S., Bass, J. (2020) Integrating mental health into maternal health care in rural Mali: a qualitative study. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, in press.

    Warren, N. & Tower C. (2019) “Risk, harm and prevention of female genital cutting in the US." Archives of Sexual Medicine

    Ahmed S., Srivastava S., Warren N., et al. (2019). “Impact of a nurse mentoring programme on the quality of labour and delivery care at primary healthcare facilities in Bihar, India.” BMJ Global Health. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001767.

    The Brussels Collaboration on Bodily Integrity. “Medically Unnecessary Genital Cutting and the Rights of the Child: Moving Toward Consensus.” (2019) American Journal of Bioethics, 19(10). 17-28. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2019.1643945.

    *Rao, D., Srivastava, S, Warren, N., Mayra, K., Gore, A., Das, A., Ahmed, S. (2019). “Where there is no nurse: an observational study of large-scale mentoring of auxiliary nurses to improve quality of care during childbirth at primary health centres in India.” BMJ Open, 9:e027147. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027147.

    *Mark, H., Twigg, R., Barber, L., Warren, N. (2019). “Entry-level Master’s programs in nursing: Review of programmatic features.” Journal of Nursing Education, 58(9), 525-529. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20190819-05.

    *Lane, J. , Agbakwu-Johnson, C., Warren, N., Budhatokhi, Cole, E. (2019). “Female Genital Cutting: Clinical Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices from a Provider Survey in the US.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, pp 1-11.

  • Awards/Honors

    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