Program Director for Nurse Midwifery and the Dual Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery Program; Clinical Assistant Professor.
Division of Advanced Nursing Practice
Newark Health Sciences
Specialty: Midwifery, women’s health, health policy, community advocacy, evidenced-based practice.
Julie Blumenfeld, DNP, CNM, IBCLC (she/hers) is a Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Director of the Nurse-Midwifery and Dual Women’s Health/Nurse-Midwifery Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs at Rutgers School of Nursing.
Dr. Blumenfeld is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She began her work in healthcare as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and Paraguay where she worked on community-based health education projects. She worked as a midwife at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and, for the last 20 years, at Capital Health in Trenton, NJ. In this capacity, she provides midwifery care for a predominantly newly immigrated, Spanish-speaking Latina population. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Blumenfeld is dedicated to serving the community in Trenton. Since 2001, she has worked in a variety of roles in the city serving at-risk infants, children, youth, and families. Most recently, she serves as the clinical consultant to a new Spanish-language community doula program.
Dr. Blumenfeld is committed to health policy and advocacy. She serves on the NJ Board of Medical Examiners Midwifery Liaison Committee and is Chair of its Health Equity Sub-Committee, the NJ Maternal Care Quality Collaborative, and the NJ Maternal Mortality Review Committee. Additionally, she was a member of the New Jersey DMAHS/DOH Doula Stakeholder Committee (2019-2021). Dr. Blumenfeld is active in the American College of Nurse Midwives at both the local and national levels. She currently serves as the President of the New Jersey Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives and as Vice President of the College’s State Government Affairs Committee.
In addition to a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rutgers University Dr. Blumenfeld holds a Master of Science in Nursing as a Nurse Midwife from the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New York University, and a dual Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish Literature from Bowdoin College. In 2021 she was as accepted to Fellowship in the American College of Nurse Midwives.
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