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Julie Grady Associate Professor

Julie Grady

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B.S. – Nursing - Curry College
M.S.N. – Nursing - Curry College
Ph.D. – Health Professions Education - Simmons College

Dr. Julie Grady is an associate professor in the School of Nursing. She teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs in the School of Nursing. Her specialty is obstetrics. Dr. Grady is a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, and a Board-Certified Clinical Nurse Leader. Her passion for family-centered care stems from her more than 24 years of clinical experience in caring for mothers, newborns, and families in the acute care setting.

Dr. Grady enjoys working with students in the classroom setting and with clinical faculty and students as a faculty clinical coordinator in various healthcare environments. As an educator, Dr. Grady consistently embraces a student-centered approach and supports all students in the teaching and learning environments, wherever that may be.

Dr. Grady is also the Director of the Master of Science in Nursing Program and Chair of the School of Nursing Educational Outcomes Committee.

Professional Memberships

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
International Association of Infant Massage
Lamaze International
March of Dimes
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing Theta at-Large Chapter

Research Interests

Dr. Grady's doctoral dissertation focused on healthcare providers' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors toward women with perinatal substance use disorder. Her scholarly pursuit has led her to work to improve outcomes for all mothers and babies through a variety of international initiatives.

Professional Publications

Grady, J., Mulpeter, E., Brimdyr, K., and Cadwell, K. (2023). Rescinding evidence-based care and practices during the initial COVID-19 outbreak in the United States: A qualitative study of the experiences of lactation support providers. Frontier in Public Health, 11, 1197256.

Brimdyr, K., Stevens, J., Svensson, K., Blair, A., Turney-Maffei, C., Grady, J., Bastarache, L., al Alfy, A., Crenshaw, J. T., Giugliani, E. R., Ewald, U., Haider, R., Jonas, W., Kagawa, M. LillieskÖld, S., Lindgren, A., Maastrup, R., Sinclair, R. Swift, E., . . . Cadwell, K. (2023). Skin-to-skin contact after birth: Developing a research and practice guideline. Acta Paediatrica, 112(8), 1633-1643.