Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN

Executive Director, Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement
Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Dr. Bingham has over 30 years' experience in Maternal Child Health Nursing, a master's degree in perinatal nursing from Columbia University, and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Most of Dr. Bingham’s career has been spent working in hospital leadership positions at the front lines of healthcare. For example, she has held the positions of Director of Maternal Child Health Nursing for 2 union hospitals in New York City, Manager of a large referral Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in New York City, a stand-alone birthing center in a small community hospital, and a fetal evaluation unit.

Dr. Bingham has expertise in Quality Improvement (QI) and implementation science. She has led numerous QI inter-disciplinary initiatives and is an author of articles in peer reviewed journals and implementation toolkits. Dr. Bingham was the first Executive Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative where she helped form the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (CA-PAMR) committee, provided committee administrative oversight, helped devise the review methodology, performed data analysis, and served on the CA-PAMR committee, co-authored the Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit, and launched the first CA-Obstetric Hemorrhage Multi-Hospital Collaborative. Dr. Bingham was also the former Chair of Lamaze International's Institute for Safe and Healthy Births.

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