Joan CombellickJoan Combellick is an experienced clinical midwife currently employed as an Advanced Women’s Health Research Fellow in the Veterans Health Administration in the U.S. She also holds a joint appointment as Assistant Clinical Faculty at Yale School of Nursing. Her academic training includes a PhD (2017) and MPH (2011) from New York University. Her MSN/CNM was granted by Yale University and she has worked in full-scope midwifery practice since completing her clinical training. Her research focuses on maternal outcomes, the midwifery model of care, and developing reproductive health services for women with mental health co-morbidities and exposure to trauma.