Julie Blumenfeld, DNP, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Julie Blumenfeld

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

SSB 1132A

(973) 972-8517

Specialty: Midwifery, women’s health

Dr. Blumenfeld is a Certified Nurse-Midwife. 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 Spanish-language community doula program.

Dr. Blumenfeld is a passionate advocate for creating lasting change through health policy. She serves on the NJ Board of Medical Examiners Midwifery Liaison Committee, the NJ Maternal Care Quality Collaborative, and is the 2024 Chair of the NJ Maternal Mortality Review Committee. 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 recognition of her work to expand access to midwifery care in New Jersey she was the 2023 recipient of the American College of Nurse-Midwives Public Policy Award.

Dr. Blumenfeld was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2023 and the American College of Nurse Midwives in 2021.

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Rutgers University
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Midwifery, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, New York University
  • Dual Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish Literature, Bowdoin College.

Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Dr. Blumenfeld’s current research focuses on investigating the barriers and facilitators to the expansion of midwifery clinical education.

Clinical Specialties

  • Midwifery, women’s health

Recent Research Activities/Funded Projects

  • 2023-24 State of New Jersey, (PI) New Jersey Midwifery Education Project ($1,000,000)
    The purpose of this project is to expand and diversify New Jersey’s midwifery workforce by increasing the number and quality of midwifery preceptors and education and training opportunities for student midwives.
  • 2023-25 State of New Jersey, (Co-PI) New Jersey Reproductive Training and Education Initiative, ($5,000,000)
    This funding opportunity will be used to support reproductive health education and training for students and currently practicing advanced practice providers in the State of New Jersey.
  • 7/22-23 Rutgers RBHS-IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy Innovation Grant, (Co-I) RU Inclusive? LGBTQIA+ Inclusiveness Training for RBHS Faculty, ($4129)
    This Canvas course is an interprofessional, online training and resource module for faculty to advance the inclusion and equity of diversity in gender identity and sexual orientation in course climate and content.


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