Kathleen Danhausen MPH, MSN, CNM
Kathleen is a midwife in full-time clinical practice at the two Vanderbilt School of Nursing midwifery practices: Baby + Company, a freestanding birth center, and the Vanderbilt Midwives and Primary Care at Melrose.
Kathleen completed her MSN at VUSN in 2013, and practiced at a busy community hospital before coming to Vanderbilt. She earned a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University in 2006, and worked in the field of reproductive health and violence prevention prior to becoming a midwife.
- Vanderbilt University, MSN, Nurse-Midwifery
- Columbia University, MPH, Reproductive and Family Health
- Loyola University Chicago, BA,Theatre and International Studies
- Certified Nurse-Midwife
- Registered Nurse
- Electronic Fetal Monitoring
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
- Neonatal Resuscitation
Current Research/Scholarly Interests
- Clinical quality improvement
- Pre-conception care
- Natural induction methods
- Midwifery education
- Trauma-informed care
- Clinical midwifery
Danhausen, K and Romano, A. (2020). Preconception Care in F. Likis & K. Schulling (eds) Women's Gynecologic Health, 4th ed., Burlington MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Danhausen, K & Reynolds, T. (2019). Safe medications in the primary care of the pregnant woman: Update on new medication classification system. Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 1(1).
Phillippi JC, Danhausen K, Alliman J, Phillippi RD (2018). Neonatal outcomes in the birth center setting: A systematic review. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 63(1):68-89.
Danhausen, K., Phillippi, JC. & McCance, KL. (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, JC & 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, JC & 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.
Danhausen, K., Joshi, D., Quirk, S., Miller, R., Fowler, M., & Schorn, MN. (2015). Facilitating access to prenatal care through an interprofessional student-run free clinic. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 60(3), 267-273.