Kim Dau, RN, MS, CNM

Assistant Clinical Professor


Director, UCSF Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP Education Program

Interests include the intersection of midwifery, health policy, inequities in women’s health care, and health care outcomes. In the context of health care reform and health care crisis, I believe that midwifery care is a unique solution, making midwifery education a fundamental contribution to a sophisticated health care workforce.

In 2014, she was awarded the Kitty Ernst Award by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, which honors an exceptional, relatively new CNM who has been certified for less than ten years, and has demonstrated innovative, creative endeavors in midwifery and/or women's health clinical practice, education, administration, or research.

Current Areas of Teaching:
Management of Antepartum Complications
Disparities in Women’s Health Care
Professional Issues

Professional Activities:
California Nurse-Midwives Association: Chair of the Health Policy Committee
American College of Nurse-Midwives: Chair of the Diversification and Inclusion Taskforce


Honors and Awards

Kitty Ernst Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2014
Health Policy Award, California Nurse-Midwives Association, 2014
Public Policy Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2013
Midwives of Color Watson Scholarship, ACNM Foundation, 2007


Dau KQ. Organizational Change in Pursuit of Health Equity. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2016 Nov; 61(6):685-687.
Shaw-Battista J, Young-Lin N, Bearman S, Dau K, Vargas J. Interprofessional Obstetric Ultrasound Education: Successful Development of Online Learning Modules; Case-Based Seminars; and Skills Labs for Registered and Advanced Practice Nurses, Midwives, Physicians, and Trainees. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2015 Nov-Dec; 60(6):727-34.
Levi A, Dau KQ. Meeting the national health goal to reduce unintended pregnancy. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2011 Nov-Dec; 40(6):775-81.
Miller S, Turan JM, Dau K, Fathalla M, Mourad M, Sutherland T, Hamza S, Lester F, Gibson EB, Gipson R, Nada K, Hensleigh P. Use of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) to reduce blood loss and time to recovery from shock for women with obstetric haemorrhage in Egypt. Glob Public Health. 2007; 2(2):110-24.
Miller S, Hamza S, Bray EH, Lester F, Nada K, Gibson R, Fathalla M, Mourad M, Fathy A, Turan JM, Dau KQ, Nasshar I, Elshair I, Hensleigh P. First aid for obstetric haemorrhage: the pilot study of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment in Egypt. BJOG. 2006 Apr; 113(4):424-9.
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