Global Health Faculty

Joanne Bailey, CNM, PhD

Joanne Bailey joined the faculty in 2004.  In 2007 she became director of the Nurse-Midwifery Service.  Her fluency in several languages, most specifically Spanish, helped us to establish a clinic for Hispanic patients at Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood.  Joanne's interest in global health initiatives has led her to organize undergraduate trips to Honduras for a three-week immersion in community, social service, and poverty issues relating to third world countries.  She has also helped to establish a home for orphaned children with AIDS in Honduras along with other international initiatives.  Prior to joining the faculty, she was a Clinical Research Associate for the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology with a research interest in cervical cancer prevention trials. 

Vanessa Dalton, MD, MPH

Vanessa Dalton, MD joined the faculty in 2001 and is currently an Assistant Professor and the director of the department's health services research group.  She completed her work as an Interdisciplinary Women's Health Research Scholar and her research interests include family planning and contraception, access to care, and human rights.

Rebecca Liu, MD

Dr. Liu joined the faculty in 1999 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Her research interests are focused on the molecular events that may lead to the development of ovarian cancer, and strategies to circumvent resistance to chemotherapy in ovarian cancer.

Lisa Kane Low, CNM, PhD, FACNM

Lisa Kane Low joined the faculty in 1993 and is currently a certified nurse-midwife and lecturer in the department. She is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing where she directs the midwifery education program and in the Women’s Studies department.  Her research interests are focused on care practices during childbirth, promotion and measurement of optimal birth outcomes, and second stage labor management.  Her work has focused on increasing the use of evidence-based care practices during childbirth including spontaneous pushing, active management of third-stage labor, and training of skilled birth attendants in low resource settings. Her work continues to focus more recently on strategies to improve second stage labor management to reduce the risk for pelvic floor trauma. She has research collaborations with colleagues in the Netherlands to explore physiologic approaches to care during labor and birth and has completed projects in Honduras focused on the prevention of Post-Partum Hemorrhage. 


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