MANA18 Program Committee
Courtney L. Everson holds a PhD in Applied Medical Anthropology with a long track record of community outreach, research, and leadership in education, non-profit management, and health equity. Dr. Everson is currently appointed as core Academic Faculty and the Dean of Graduate Studies at the Midwives College of Utah, where she also serves as the Chair of the Evidence-informed Practice Steering Committee. Dr. Everson holds several leadership positions nationally, including as the Director of Research Education for the MANA Division of Research, the Co-Vice President of the Association of Midwifery Educators, and on the Board of Directors for the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health. As a Medical Anthropologist, Dr. Everson's specializations include perinatal health inequities; social justice; midwifery and doula care models; research and clinical ethics; adolescent pregnancy/parenting; psychosocial stress and social support; evidence-informed practice; and interprofessional collaboration. Dr. Everson actively publishes in academic forums, is an avid, invited speaker at local, national and international venues, and has won multiple awards for her teaching, research, and service. Dr. Everson is also a perinatal health educator, birth doula, and postpartum doula, primarily serving pregnant and parenting adolescents.