Ironside Distinguished Alumni Lecture in Nursing

Ironside Distinguished Alumni Lecture in Nursing: Michelle Dynes ‘97

The Expanding Roles and Contributions of Nurses to Global Maternal and Child Health:
One Nurse-Midwife’s 20-year Journey from the Bedside to Ebola and Beyond

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Michelle Dynes
Zoom lecture 7:00 p.m.

Visit www.luther.edu/events the day of the event for the Zoom link.

Position and Credentials:

Michelle M. Dynes, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM
Immunization Demand Specialist and Research Lead
UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office
Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Michelle Dynes is an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serving in a seconded position with the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) in Bangkok, Thailand. As Lead Researcher for the Health Section, she supports research, program, and evaluation activities across 27 countries on issues of immunization demand and vaccine hesitancy and barriers to quality maternal and newborn health services.

In previous positions with CDC, Dr. Dynes worked on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health programs in low-resource settings across more than 20 countries. She has been recognized by CDC and the United States Public Health Service for her contributions to emergency response activities for the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, post-earthquake Haiti, Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, and family and unaccompanied minors crisis on the US-Mexico border.

Prior to joining CDC, Dr. Dynes worked as a Nurse-Midwife on the Yale Midwifery faculty practice in New Haven, Connecticut and on the Mayo Clinic Midwifery Practice in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and American College of Nurse Midwives and a consulting editor for the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Dr. Dynes received her PhD in Nursing from Emory University in 2013, Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota in 2008, Master of Science in Nursing degree from Yale University in 2000, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing from Luther College in 1997.

This lecture is sponsored by the Ironside Distinguished Alumni Lecture in Nursing Fund, supported by
Pam (Magnussen) and Jay Ironside, Class of 1981.