faculty profile

Julia Phillippi   PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Director, Nurse-Midwifery Specialty
Assistant Professor

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Facilitators of access to prenatal care
  • Interprofessional team-based prenatal care
  • Innovative formats for midwifery & nursing education

Grants

Interprofessional Perinatal Consults to Improve Communication Quality, Satisfaction, and Team Cohesion: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Collaboration for Antepartum Risk Evaluation (CARE) Model, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award - 1K08HS024733-01A1.

Interprofessional Collaborative Simulation: Education Experience for Nursing and Divinity Students, Sigma Theta Tau International - Iota Chapter

American Association of Birth Centers Foundation Open Access Grant, American Association of Birth Centers, Grant to fund open access for the article Maternal Outcomes in Birth Centers, 2015

VUMC Faculty Research Scholars Award. Internal funding through the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. 2/1/2016 - present. Role: PI - Similar to an internal K, this grant funded workload and research support

American Association of Birth Centers Foundation Open Access Grant. Funded by the American Association of Birth Centers. Grant to fund open access for the article Maternal Outcomes in Birth Centers

Patient-Centered, Interprofessional Care in Pregnancy: A Feasibility Study (VR11731). Funded by Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR). Role: PI

Midwifery Through a New Lens. Funded by the Vanderbilt Institute of Digital Learning . Role: PI for this educational innovations grant

Facilitators of Prenatal Care Access. Funded by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core. Role: PI

Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Chi Chapter Grant for Research. Spring 2011

Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter Iota Chapter Grant for Research; Spring 2011

Representative Publications

Journals

Breman, R., Phillippi, J., Tilden, E., Paul, J., Barr, E. & Carlson, N. (Accepted) Challenges in the Triage Care of Low-Risk Laboring Patients: A Comparison of Two Models of Practice. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.

Tilden, EL, Snowden, J, & Phillippi, JC (Online Ahead of Print.) COVID-19 and Perinatal Care: Facing Challenges, Seizing Opportunities. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health.

Tilden, EL, Phillippi, JC, Carlson, N, Dissanayake, M., Lee, C. S., Caughey, AB, Snowden, JM (2020) The Association between Longer Durations of the Latent Phase of Labor and Subsequent Perinatal Processes and Outcomes Among Midwifery Patients. Birth, 47, 418-429. doi: 10.1111/birt.12494. PMID: 32687226.

Maxwell, C., Mixon, A.M., Conner, E., Phillippi, J. (2020.) Receptivity of Hospitalized Older Adults and Family Caregivers to Prognostic Information about Aging, Injury, and Frailty: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 109. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103602. PMID: 32534291.

McClure, N., Catrambone, C., Carlson, E. & Phillippi, J. (2020). Maximizing the Role of the Nurse: Strategies to Address Gaps in Asthma Care in Schools. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 53, 52-56. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2020.05.003. PMID: 32446213.

Schafer, R. & Phillippi, J. Group B Streptococcal Bacteriuria in Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based, Patient-Centered Approach to Care. (2020). Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 65, 376-381. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.13085. PMID: 32096338.

Lotshaw, R., Phillippi, J.C., Buxton, M, McNeil-Simaan, E., Newton, J.M. (2020) A Collaborative Model of a Community Birth Center and a Tertiary Medical Center. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 135(3):696-702. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003723. PMID: 32028505.

Smith, D.C., Phillippi, J.C., Lowe, N.K., Breman, R.B., Carlson, N.S., Neal, J.L., Tilden, E. (2020) Using The Robson Ten-Group Classification System To Compare Cesarean Birth Utilization Between US Centers With and Without Midwives. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 65:10-21. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.13035. PMID: 31553129. PMCID: PMC7024566.

Carlson, N., Breman, R., Neal, J., & Phillippi, J. (2020). Preventing Cesarean Birth in Women with Obesity: Influence of Unit-Level Midwifery Presence on Use of Cesarean among Women in the Consortium on Safe Labor Data Set. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 65, 22-32. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.13022. PMID: 31464045. PMCID: PMC7021572 [available on 2021-01-01].

Stewart, L., Hawkins Stringer, T., VanRegenmorter, J., Miller, S., Alexander, E., Phillippi, J.C. (2019). Interprofessional Simulation for Nursing and Divinity Students: Learning Beyond Checklists. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 35, 10-16. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2019.05.002.

Tilden, E., Phillippi, J.C., Ahlberg, M., King, T., Dissanayake, M., Lee, C., Snowden, J., Caughey, A. (2019) Describing latent phase duration and associated characteristics among 1281 low-risk women in spontaneous labor. Birth, 46, 592-601. doi: 10.1111/birt.12428. PMID: 30924182. PMCID: PMC6765461 [available on 2020-12-01].

Carlson, N., Neal, J., Tilden, E., Smith, D., Breman, R., Lowe, N., Dietrich, M., & Phillippi, J. (2019). Influence of midwifery presence in United States centers on labor care and outcomes of low-risk, parous women: A Consortium on Safe Labor study. Birth, 46:487-499. doi: 10.1111/birt.12405. PMID: 30414200. PMCID: PMC6509022.

Neal, J., Carlson, N., Phillippi, J.C., Tilden, E., Breman, R., Lowe, N., & Dietrich, M. (2019) Midwifery presence in United States medical centers and labor care and birth outcomes among low-risk, nulliparous women: A Consortium on Safe Labor study. Birth 46:475-486. doi: 10.1111/birt.12407. PMID: 30417436. PMCID: PMC6511333.

Hande, K. Christenbery, T. & Phillippi, J.C. (2019). Appreciative advising pilot study: An innovative approach to advising Doctor of Nursing Practice students. Nurse Educator 44(4), 187-191. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000593. PMID: 30134441.

Schafer, R., Davis, M., & Phillippi, J.C. (2019). Herpes zoster in pregnancy. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 64(2), 230-235. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12953. PMID: 30740856.

Phillippi, J.C., Holley, S.H., Thompson, J., Virostko, K., & Bennett, K. (2019). A planning checklist for interprofessional consultations for women in midwifery care. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 64(1), 98-103. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12900. PMID: 30325575.

Neal, J.L., Lowe, N.K., Caughey, A.B., Hartmann, K.E., Bennett, K.A., Tilden, E.L., Phillippi, J.C., & Dietrich, M.S. (2018). Applying a physiologic partograph to consortium on safe labor data to identify opportunities for safely decreasing cesareans among nulliparous women. Birth, 45(4), 358-367. doi: 10.1111/birt.12358. PMID: 29851163. PMCID: PMC6342020.

Neal, J.L., Lowe, N.K., Phillippi, J.C., Carlson, N.S., Knupp, A.M., & Dietrich, M.S. (2018). Likelihood of cesarean birth among parous women after applying leading active labor guidelines. Midwifery, 67, 64-69. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2018.09.007. PMID: 30253316. PMCID: PMC6217861.

Phillippi, J.C., Doersam, J.K., Neal, J.L., & Roumie, C.L. (2018). Electronic informed consent to facilitate recruitment of pregnant women into research. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 47(4), 529-534. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2018.04.134. PMID: 29758172. PMCID: PMC6071311.

Phillippi, J.C., Likis, F.E., & Tilden, E.L. (2018). Authorship grids: Practical tools to facilitate collaboration and ethical publication. Research in Nursing & Health, 41(2), 195-208. doi: 10.1002/nur.21856. PMID: 29603766. PMCID: PMC7608625. - Award for being a top 20 downloaded article.

Hande, K., & Phillippi, J.C. (2018). DNP project timeline template: A guide for successful completion. Nurse Educator, 43(3), 115-116. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000472. PMID: 29135715. PMCID: PMC5908739.

Phillippi, J.C., & Hartmann, K.E. (2018). Differentiating research, quality improvement, and case studies to ethically incorporate pregnant women. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 63(1), 104-114. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12673. PMID: 29283211. PMCID: PMC7608624.

Phillippi, J.C., Danhausen, K., Alliman, J., & Phillippi, R.D. (2018). Neonatal outcomes in the birth center setting: A systematic review. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 63(1), 68-89. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12701. PMID: 29419926. - Award for being a top 20 downloaded article.

Sanders, B.D., Davis, M., Holley, S.H., & Phillippi, J.C. (2018). Pregnancy-associated stroke. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 63(1), 23-32. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12720. PMID: 29369478. PMCID: PMC7608605. - Selected for CEUs.

Phillippi, J.C., & Lauderdale, J. (2018). A guide to field notes for qualitative research: Context and conversation. Qualitative Health Research 28(3), 381-388. doi: 10.1177/1049732317697102. PMID: 29298584.

Hande, K., Christenbery, T., & Phillippi, J.C. (2017). Appreciative advising: An innovative approach to advising Doctor of Nursing Practice students. Nurse Educator, 42(6), E1-E3. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000372. PMID: 28306615. PMCID: PMC5600624.

Phillippi, J.C., Neal, J., Carlson, N.mp; Tilden, E. (2017). Utilizing datasets to advance perinatal research. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 62(5),545-561. doi:10.1111/jmwh.12640. PMID: 28799702. PMCID: PMC5808896. Finalist for the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH) 2018 Best Review Article Award.

Neal, J.L., Lowe, N.K., Phillippi, J.C., Ryan, S.L., Knupp, A.M., Dietrich, M.S., & Thung, S.F. (2017). Likelihood of cesarean delivery after applying leading active labor diagnostic guidelines. Birth, 44(2), 128-136. doi: 10.1111/birt.12274. PMID: 28198038. PMCID: PMC7608623.

Hande, K., Beuscher, L., Allison, T., & Phillippi, J.C. (2017). Navigating DNP student needs: Faculty advising competencies and effective strategies for development and support. Nurse Educator, 42(3), 147-150. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000332. PMID: 27723679.

Hachey, L., & Phillippi, J.C. (2017). Identification and management of human trafficking victims in the emergency department. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 39(1), 31-51. doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000138. PMID: 28141609. This article was selected by the journal editor to be featured in 2017 edition of the International Academy of Nurse Editors Virtual Journal.

Freytsis, M., Phillippi, J.C., Cox, K., Romano, A., & Cragin, L. (2017). ACNM Clarity in Collaboration Project: Describing midwifery care in interprofessional collaborative care models. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 62(1), 101-108. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12521. PMID: 27783886.

Phillippi, J.C., Holley, S.H., Schorn, M.N., Lauderdale, J., Roumie, C.L., & Bennett, K., (2016). On the same page: A novel interprofessional model of patient-centered perinatal consultation visits. Journal of Perinatology, 36(11), 932-938. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.124. PMID: 27537857. PMCID: PMC5079800.

Phillippi, J.C., Hande, K., & Allison, T. (2016). The literature table as a prompt for careful appraisal. Journal of Nursing Education, 55(10), 599-600. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20160914-13. PMID: 27668744. PMCID: PMC7608603.

Phillippi, J.C., Holley, S.L., Morad, A., & Collins, M.R. (2016). Prevention of vitamin K deficiency bleeding. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 61(5), 632-636. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12470. PMID: 27389610.

Oster, M.E., Aucott, S.W., Glidewell, J., Hackell, J., Kochilas, L., Martin, G.R., Phillippi, J.C., Pinto, N.M., Saarinen, A., Sontag, M., & Kemper, A.R. (2016). Lessons learned from newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects. Pediatrics, 137(5), e20154573. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-4573. PMID: 27244826. PMCID: PMC5227333.

Phillippi, J.C., Holley, S.L., Payne, K., Schorn, M.N., & Karp, S.M. (2016). Facilitators of prenatal care in an exemplar urban clinic. Women and Birth, 29(2), 160-167. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2015.09.007. PMID: 26530714.

Alliman, J., & Phillippi J.C. (2016). Maternal outcomes in birth centers: An integrative review of the literature. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 61(1), 21-51. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12356. PMID: 26773853.

Book Chapters

Phillippi, J.C. (In Press). Chapter 15: Reproductive tract and sexually transmitted infections in T. King & M. Brucker (Eds.) Varney's Midwifery, 6th Edition. Burlington MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Danhausen, K., Phillippi, J.C. & McCance, K.L. (In Press). Chapter 24: Alterations of female reproductive systems in K.L. McCance & S.E. Huether (Eds.) Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 8th ed. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.

Phillippi, J.C. & Danhausen, K. (In Press). Chapter 26: Sexually transmitted infections in K.L. McCance & S.E. Huether (Eds.) Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 7th ed. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.

Phillippi, J.C. & Danhausen, K. (2017). Clinical Outcomes in Birth Centers in L. Cole and M. Avery (Eds.) Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes. New York: Springer.

Phillippi, J.C. & Castillo, M. (2017) Chapter 7: Facilitating Access to Midwifery-Led Prenatal and Postpartum Care in B. Anderson (Ed.) Best Practices in Midwifery, 2nd ed. New York: Springer.

Phillippi, J.C (2017). Chapter 30: Diagnosis of Pregnancy and Overview of Prenatal Care in K. Schuiling & F. Likis (Eds.) Women?s Gynecologic Health 3rd ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Barlett. 

Phillippi, J.C. (2013). Chapter 15: Reproductive tract and sexually transmitted infections in T. King & M. Brucker (Eds.) Varney?s Midwifery, 5th Edition. Burlington MA: Jones & Bartlett, p 431-475.

Phillippi, J.C., Latendresse, G.A., & McCance, K.L. (2014). Chapter 24: Alterations of female reproductive systems in K.L. McCance & S.E. Huether (Eds.) Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 7th ed. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier, p 800-884. 
 
Phillippi, J.C. & Lantendresse, G.A. (2014). Chapter 26: Sexually transmitted infections in K.L. McCance & S.E. Huether (Eds.) Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 7th ed. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier, p 918-944.

Books

Phillippi, J.C. & Sanders, B. (2022). Chapter 33: Diagnosis of Pregnancy and Overview of Prenatal Care in K. Schuiling & F. Likis (Eds.) Women's Gynecologic Health 4th ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Barlett.

Simmonds, K., Likis, F.E., & Phillippi, J.C. (2022.) Chapter 19: Pregnancy Diagnosis and Decision-Making in K. Schuiling & F. Likis (Eds.) Women's Gynecologic Health 4th ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Barlett.

Phillippi, J.C. (2018). Chapter 15: Reproductive tract and sexually transmitted infections in T. King & M. Brucker (Eds.) Varney's Midwifery, 6th Edition. Burlington MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Danhausen, K., Phillippi, J.C. & McCance, K.L. (2018). Chapter 24: Alterations of female reproductive systems in K.L. McCance & S.E. Huether (Eds.) Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 8th ed. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.

Phillippi, J.C. & Danhausen, K. (2018). Chapter 26: Sexually transmitted infections in K.L. McCance & S.E. Huether (Eds.) Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 7th ed. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.

Phillippi, J.C. & Danhausen, K. (2017). Clinical Outcomes in Birth Centers in L. Cole and M. Avery (Eds.) Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes. New York: Springer.

Phillippi, J.C. & Castillo, M. (2017) Chapter 7: Facilitating Access to Midwifery-Led Prenatal and Postpartum Care in B. Anderson (Ed.) Best Practices in Midwifery, 2nd ed. New York: Springer.

Phillippi, J.C. (2017). Chapter 30: Diagnosis of Pregnancy and Overview of Prenatal Care in K. Schuiling & F. Likis (Eds.) Women's Gynecologic Health 3rd ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Barlett.

Reviewer

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Editorial Board member 2019 - Present

Reviewer for 10 leading perinatal journals

Professional Organizations

  • American Nurses Association 
  • AcademyHealth 
  • American Association of Birth Centers 
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) member -
  • Tennessee Chapter of the ACNM Member - 2000-present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
    • Iota Chapter Member - 1999, 2007-present
    • Gamma Chapter Member - 2010-present
  • Tennessee Nurses Association 

Honors/Awards

  • Nurse of the Year for Research - Middle Tennessee March of Dimes, 2016
  • Center for Health Services Research Scholar - 2/2015-present
  • Dean's Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Informatics, Vanderbilt School of Nursing, 2015
  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2014, American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation, 2014
  • Inducted in the Fellowship of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2013
  • Martha E. Rogers Excellence in Scholarship Award, University of TN Knoxville College of Nursing, 2011
  • Rising Star Award, Sigma Theta Tau, 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation, 2007
  • Kitty Ernst Award, American College of Nurse Midwives, 2005
  • W. Newton Long Award, American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation, 2005