Cecilia Jevitt PhD, CNM, APRN, FACNM
Professor, Midwifery Division, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Cecilia Jevitt is a professor in the Midwifery Division, Department of Family Practice, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She was the UBC Midwifery Program Director from 2018 to 2023. From 2013 to 2018, she directed the Yale School of Nursing’s Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner master’s degree programs. She has done capacity-building teaching and curriculum consultations in Switzerland, Laos, China and Ghana. Jevitt studied midwifery at Emory University. Her doctorate in applied medical anthropology is from the University of South Florida. She established USF’s first midwifery practice in 1984 and founded an academic division of midwifery in 2011 with the USF College of Medicine while jointly appointed to the Colleges of Nursing and Public Health.
Jevitt is an elected Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She served on both the ACNM and FACNM Boards of Directors. Jevitt was a Florida Nurses Association Great 100 Nurse in 2009, the 2010 Reviewer of the Year for the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, the University of South Florida Department of Anthropology’s Distinguished Alumni in 2012, and a 2014 Connecticut Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award winner. Jevitt has completed research and published in perinatal stressors, anxiety, grief, and depression. Jevitt’s current scholarship focuses on perinatal weight gain optimization and integrating obesity management and prevention into women’s health especially during pregnancy and lactation. Her teaching materials and writings about perinatal weight gain, care for individuals with obesity, and Advantage Counseling are available without charge at AdvantageMidwifery.org.