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Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Dr. Kantrowitz-Gordon’s primary areas of impact are nursing care for perinatal opioid use disorder and diversity in midwifery. Funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority, he led a multidisciplinary team to improve care for perinatal opioid use disorder in Washington through provider education and dissemination of best practices. As chair of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Ethics Committee, he led the workgroup that developed the ACNM’s Truth and Reconciliation Resolution, a public and necessary first step for ACNM to become an anti-racist organization. As the principal investigator of two pioneering studies on gender attitudes in midwifery, his work highlighted the lack of gender diversity in the profession. This research informed the expanded national scope of nurse-midwifery practice to include gender minorities. He serves as the deputy editor of the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, works clinically as a nurse-midwifery for Providence Medical Group in Everett, Washington, and serves on the Washington State Maternal Mortality Review Panel.

Dr. Kantrowitz-Gordon received his PhD from Washington State University, an MN and BSN from the University of Washington, and an ScB from Brown University.


Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon


Associate Professor

University of Washington


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