Emily Dove-Medows, Ph.D., CNM

Assistant Professor
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
Room 3345 NURS1

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 764-6887


  • Health inequities and racism
  • Maternal and infant health
  • Racial residential segregation

Affiliations / Service

  • Legislative Co-Chair, Michigan Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2021
  • MSN, Wayne State Univeristy, 2011
  • BSN, New York University, 2009
  • BA, New York University, 1999

Publication Highlights

  •  Dove-Medows, E., Thompson, L., McCracken, L., Kavanaugh, K., Misra, D. P., & Giurgescu, C. (2021). I Wouldn’t Let it Get to Me: Pregnant Black Women’s Experiences of Discrimination. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, in press

  • Dailey, R., Peoples, A., Rengers, B., Wong, A. C., Daughters, K., Price, M., Vaughan, S., Dove-Medows, E., Nowak, A., Zhang, L., Levy, P. D., Misra, D., & Giurgescu, C. (2020). Abstract 15788: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in urban black women: The biosocial impact on Black births (BIBB) study. Circulation (New York, N.Y.), 142(Suppl_3 Suppl 3), A15788–A15788.

  • Dove-Medows, E., Deriemacker, A., Dailey, R., Nolan, T.,  Walker, D., Misra, D., Karen Kavanaugh, K,. Giurgescu, C. (2020) Pregnant African American Women’s Perceptions of Neighborhood, Racial Discrimination, and Psychological Distress as Influences on Birth Outcomes. : MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 45(1), 49–56.

  • Benkert, R., Cuevas, A., Thompson, H. S., Dove-Medows, E., & Knuckles, D. (2019). Ubiquitous Yet Unclear: A Systematic Review of Medical Mistrust. Behavioral Medicine (Washington, D.C.), 45(2), 86–101.