Ellen Tilden, R.N., M.S., C.N.M.





PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing
Lives in: Portland, OR




Focus Areas

Nurse-midwifery, physiologic birth, group prenatal care, care of healthy low-risk pregnant women

Dissertation Topic

The impact of group prenatal care on self-efficacy and timing of hospital admission during labor

Dissertation Committee

Cathy Emeis, Ph.D., C.N.M. (Chair)

Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D.
Christopher Lee, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.H.A.

Conference Participation as an OHSU-SON student:

American College of Nurse Midwives 58th & 59th Annual Meetings
BIRCWH Northwest Women's Health Research Conference
Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies, Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings Workshop
Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 2013 Annual Meeting

Personal Interests:

My research interests emerge directly from my twelve years of nurse-midwifery practice, nine of those at OHSU. I am interested in better understanding which factors support healthy, pregnant women in experiencing normal, physiologic birth. I am particularly curious to identify what can be accomplished prenatally to best equip women to work confidently with the work of labor. I am interested in questions of quality, perinatal outcomes, and cost. When not engaged in these concerns, I am quite busy with my two and eight year old kids and also enjoy steel welding.