Stacia Birdsall

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Stacia Birdsall


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United States

Stacia Birdsall's additional information

Stacia Birdsall is a fifth-year Ph.D. student at NYU Meyers. After earning an AB in Anthropology from Princeton University (2002), she worked for Save the Children in Nepal and Bhutan before pursuing an MSN in Midwifery at Yale School of Nursing (2006). In addition, she holds an MPH from Columbia University (2011), where she worked for the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program and conducted research on midwifery in India and Malawi.  Stacia has over a decade of clinical practice and teaching experience in public health midwifery including in New Haven, CT;  Kabul, Afghanistan; and New York City, where she continues to see patients at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in Chinatown.

As a Ph.D. student, she has pursued her interest in the social epidemiology of women’s health, examining the impact of factors such as acculturation and perceived discrimination. Her dissertation focuses on the relationship between allostatic load and birth weight in Hispanic/Latina women. Stacia is also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Meyers and has taught undergraduate and graduate students in the Clinical Simulation Learning Center. 


Reagan, L., Nowlin, S. Y., Birdsall, S. B., Gabbay, J., Vorderstrasse, A., Constance, J., & DʼEramo Melkus, G. (2019). Recruitment of Research Participants through Facebook: An Integrative Review. Nursing Research. 


Shedlin, M.G., Birdsall, S.B., Northridge, M.E. (2018). Knowledge and behaviours related to oral health among underserved older adults. Gerodontology, 35(4):339-349. doi: 10.1111/ger.12367. 


Northridge, M. E., Shedlin, M., Schrimshaw, E. W., Estrada, I., De La Cruz, L., Peralta, R., Birdsall, S., Metcalf, S.S., Chakraborty, B., Kunzel, C. (2017). Recruitment of racial/ethnic minority older adults through community sites for focus group discussions. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 563. 


Shedlin, M. G., Decena, C. U., Noboa, H., Betancourt, O., Birdsall, S. B., & Smith, K. M. (2016). The Impact of Food Insecurity on the Health of Colombian Refugees in Ecuador. Journal of Food Security, 4(2), 42–51. 


 Birdsall, S. (2001). 日本の美しい助産に触れて. [Reflections on the Art of Japanese Midwifery.] Josanpu Zasshi: The Japanese Journal for Midwives, 55(10), 841.

AB, Anthropology, Princeton University
MSN, Midwifery, Yale University
MPH, Population and Family Health, Columbia University

Maternal global health
Vulnerable & marginalized populations

Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

Directory Profile Honors Awards

Jonas-Blaustein Scholar (2018)
National Health Service Corps Scholar (2004)