Washington Midwives and other childbirth professionals


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MAWS 2013 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting
Friday November 22, 2013


Laurie Cawthon, MD, MPH, is a Public Health Epidemiologist in the Division of Research and Data Analysis, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. She conducts research and program evaluation studies about the health and welfare of women and children in Washington State, with a focus on those receiving publicly-funded medical services. Her specific areas of interest include maternity care and birth outcomes, health disparities, unintended pregnancy and family planning, early intervention, and chemical dependency during pregnancy. Dr. Cawthon is committed to improving the quality of data used to evaluate the quality of medical care and to improving medical care through multi-faceted quality improvement strategies.
Dr. Connie Mao is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington. She is Director of the Harborview Medical Center Women's Dysplasia Clinic. Her research interests include cervical cancer screening, treatment of genital dysplasias and HPV vaccination.

Traci McDermott, MD was raised in Great Falls, Montana where her childhood doctor inspired her to become a general pediatrician. She obtained her undergraduate degrees at Gonzaga University before attending the University of Colorado School of Medicine, spent a year in Phoenix, Arizona where she completed her pediatric internship then moved to Seattle to complete her pediatric residency with the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Upon finishing residency she joined Pediatric Associates, a local community practice in the summer of 2013. Her medical interests include congenital heart disease, collaboration with behavioral health providers, and newborn screening.
Emi Yamasaki McLaughlin, LM, CPM, MSM graduated from Bastyr University with a Master’s degree in midwifery. Emi’s dream is to grow a cohesive community of midwives of color and birth workers committed to social justice and accessible care. She focused her graduate studies on issues concerning women of color and racial and ethnic health inequities. Emi is a co-owner and licensed midwife at Journey Midwife Services in Seattle.
Taylor Sawyer DO, MEd is a Neonatologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He is the Director of the University Of Washington/Seattle Children’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program. His academic interests are in medical education, including the use of simulation to teach neonatal resuscitation and procedural skills. He is a Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Regional Trainer, and regularly teaches NRP course at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Amy H. Schultz, MD, MSCE is attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Schultz sees outpatients in Seattle Childrens Heart Center and at Childrens Olympia. She also attends and consults on the inpatient service at Childrens. Schultz received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her pediatrics internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and her pediatric cardiology fellowship at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia; she obtained a masters degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.