Bill McCool, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Dr. McCool has been practicing midwifery since 1984 and has been a Midwifery faculty member for over 25 years, first at the Yale School of Nursing and currently at the Penn School of Nursing.  Since 1999 he has been the Director of the Midwifery Graduate Program at Penn, currently is in clinical practice at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and teaches and conducts research at Penn.  Dr. McCool has consulted with universities, ministries of health, and midwifery organizations in countries throughout the world, including India, Egypt, Botswana, and Guyana, on the education of midwives and the integration of the ancient practice of midwifery into modern health care systems. His research is focused on improving maternal-child health in developing nations through testing of pedagogical approaches to the training of midwives.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives and in the American Academy of Nursing.