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College of Nursing

MSC09 5350
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 1-800-690-0934

Kim Cox

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Interim PhD Program Director, Associate Professor

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(505) 272-0850

Dr. Kim Cox received her BSN, MN and PhD in Nursing from the University of Florida. She joined the UNM faculty in 2011. She is a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) and a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM). Dr. Cox’s research focuses on process and outcomes of maternity care, including decision-making and access to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), physiologic birth, breastfeeding, and home and birth center birth. Although she was initially trained as a qualitative researcher, Dr. Cox has utilized a variety of methods in her research, including MCH epidemiology, secondary data analysis, and mixed-methods research. She has a particular interest in improving access to care for rural populations and in advocacy related to workforce and scope of practice for advance practice nurses and midwives. 

Keywords: midwifery, VBAC, breastfeeding, physiologic birth, rural health, mixed methods research