Lynn Sibley

Lynn Sibley, RN, CNM, PhD, is associate professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Rollins School of Public Health, and affiliate associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University. She also serves as director of the Center for Research on Maternal and Newborn Survival of the Emory University School of Nursing.
Sibley develops and tests community-oriented strategies to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in resource-limited countries. She is currently principal investigator on an Emory Global Health Institute-supported project to improve recognition of and response to prolonged labor and birth asphyxia in Bangladesh. This project is being undertaken in collaboration with the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Study/Bangladesh, BRAC and LAMB World Mission Prayer League. She is also principal investigator and director of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-supported project to demonstrate a community-oriented model of maternal and newborn health in rural Ethiopia and position it for nationwide scale-up. This partnership includes the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, John Snow Research and Training Institute, University Research Company LLC, Addis Ababa University and Bahir Dar University.
Sibley is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She also is a member of the World Health Organization’s Maternal and Perinatal Health Study and Reproductive Epidemiology Advisory Group, and the International Confederation of Midwives’ Midwifery Services Technical Advisory Group.
Before joining the Emory faculty in 2003, Sibley served as senior technical advisor for the American College of Nurse Midwives, Department of Global Outreach. She is co-author of the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Home-Based Life Saving Skills.
Sibley holds a doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in nursing and midwifery from the University of Utah.
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