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Faculty Profile

Nancy Smee
Nancy
Smee
PhD, CNM
Assistant Professor
ABSN San Francisco Peninsula
nsmee@samuelmerritt.edu
650-292-4304

 

 Summary Biographical Information for Nancy Smee PhD, CNM, MPH

 

Nancy Smee has worked for many years as a nurse-midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner. She received her master’s degree in family health nursing along with her nurse practitioner and nurse-midwifery certificates from the University of California, San Francisco. During her studies at the University of California, Berkeley for her masters in public health she became interested in the vulnerability of women with HIV. She additionally took 32 graduate units in anthropology at Stanford University. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Francisco doing her research in Zimbabwe and Tanzania on the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in the prevention and treatment of HIV. Her on-going research is centered on the sexual behaviors and reproductive choices of vulnerable women in both developed and under-developed countries. She is published and has presented her work in professional forums nationally and internationally. She has been the recepient of several grants and awards for her scholarship including the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for doctoral education, HIV/AIDS PHS T32 grants from UCSF for doctoral and post-doctoral work, Women's Global Health Imperative Grant for travel and lodging during research in Zimbabwe, Century Club Scholarship Award for dissertation costs, Faculty Development Award from the University of San Francisco, Improving Teaching With Technology Faculty Grant from Samuel Merritt University, and California State Traineeship Award in Maternal Child Health for MPH studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment University of California, San Francisco

Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, Department of Community Health Systems, HIV/AIDs

M.P.H.  University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

32 graduate units in Anthropology, Stanford Universit

Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery, University of California, San Francisco

M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program 

B.S., Magna Cum Laude, California State University, San Jose, major Nursing, second major Psychology                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vulnerable Populations

Women and Children

Public Health

HIV/AIDS

Reproductive Problems 

Full-time Associate Professor teaching in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Chair for DNP student at Samuel Merritt University

Full-time faculty teaching undergraduate courses in: Pathophysiology, Conceptual Foundations of Nursing, Assessment of Human Response,  Maternity Nursing, Health Promotion Across the Lifespan, Introduction to Research. Graduate courses include: Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Population Statistics, Healthcare Policy and Ethics,Community Health Nursing Theory and Practicum, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Maternity Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Health Care of the Vulnerable Woman, Doctoral Seminar, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Cross-cultural training of Tanzanian Nurse-Tutors in 12 Module HIV/AIDS Curriculum, Joint UCSF/Mbilli University THANE Project, Dar es Salaam,Mwanza and Zanzibar, Tanzania

Yoga Instructor, Yoga Source, Palo Alto, CA

Clinical Preceptor, Nurse-Midwifery Integration Module, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

 Lecturer, Women’s Health Care Training Program, Department of Community Medicine Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA

Co-Director, Ambulatory Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAFaculty, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA                            

                                    

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment, University of California, San Francisco

Zimbabwe , Joint Ob-Gyn Research with UCSF/University of Zimbabwe, Harare and Women's Global Health Imperative Prevention of Maternal Child      Transmission of HIV

Tanzania, Joint Research Curriculum Development in HIV/AIDS with UCSF/ Mbilli University and the Ministry of Health of Tanzania THANE Project, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Zanzibar

 

Uwakah, U. & Smee, N. ( 2016) Providing neonatal resuscitation training in rural, Eastern Nigeria: Training birth attendants to improve neonatal resuscitation knowledge and skill ability.Journal of Nursg & Healthcare, 4,1,63-69.

Camarano, L. & Smee, N. (2014). Infertility as seen through the lens of Uncertainty in Illness Theory.  International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies. 8,1, 51-65.

Smee, N. Shetty, A. Stranix-Chibanda, L. Chirenje, M. Chipato, T. et al. (2011).  Factors associated with repeat pregnancy among women in an area of high HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe. Women’s Health Issues. Online 3/14/2011 in hard copy 5/11 PMID: 21411336

Smee, N. (2010).  Child replacement theory as a tool for understanding fertility behavior among HIV-infected sub Saharan women.  International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 5, 3, 13-22.

Smee, N. (1997).  Lost:  The experience of delivering a stillborn.  Journal of Nurse-Midwifery. 42, 1, 64.

Books:

Smee, N. (2011).  Fertility after HIV diagnosis:  Experience from urban Zimbabwe.  VDM Verlag Publishers: Germany.  ISBN-13: 978-3-639-37738-5

 

Camarano, L. & Smee, N. (2015) Thematic issues and concerns of women undergoing advanced reproductive technologies and the interface with consumerism.  Internationl Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) Conference on Technology, Health Care and Person-Centeredness: Beyond Utopia and Dystopia. Thinking the Future." Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Smee, N. (2013) Infertility As Seen Through the Lens of Uncertainly in Illness Theory.  International Conference of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic 

Smee, N. (2010) Child Replacement Theory as a Tool for Understanding Fertility Behavior Among HIV-Infected Sub Saharan Women.  International Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, Cambridge University, England

Smee, N. (2010) Bringing Home the Right to Health:  Crucial Interventions in Women’s Health Care.  Global Health Forum, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Smee, N. (2008) Factors Associated With Subsequent Pregnancy in HIV-Infected Women and HIV- Negative Women:  Experience from Urban Zimbabwe.  XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, Mexico and to the Community of Scholars, University of California, San Francisco

Smee, N. (1986) Developing a Private Practice in Nurse-Midwifery.  Section Conference of the Nurse’s Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Monterey, CA

              Improving Teaching with Technology Faculty Grant from Samuel Merritt University for $500 for Maximizing ethical decision-making using a multicultural interdisciplinary simulation (2017)

Improving Teaching with Technology Faculty Grant from Samuel Merritt Univerity for $500 for Maximmmizing student involvement in research utilizing advanced poster projects (2016)

Faculty Development Award from the University of San Francisco for $4,000 (2011). Funding of Feasibility Study for HIV/AIDS Nursing Intensive Project in Cambodia

Faculty Development Award from the University of San Francisco for $3,166 (2010). Funding for presentation of paper at Cambridge University, England

HIV/AIDS PHS T32 Grant from the University of California, San Francisco $38,000. Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2009)

HIV/AIDS PHS T32 Grant from the University of California, San Francisco $27,571. Doctoral Research Funding (2007-2008)

Century Club Scholarship for dissertation costs from the University of California, San Francisco $1,000 (2008)

Women’s Global Health Imperative Grant for travel, room and board during research residency and volunteer service as nurse-midwife in Zimbabwe $10,000 (2006)

Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for doctoral study at the University of California, San Francisco $180,000 (2005-2008)

California State Traineeship Award in Maternal Child Health for Masters in Public Health University of California, Berkeley $15,000 (1988-89)

 

             Smee, N. & Camarano, L. (2017) Maximizing ehtical decision-making using a multicultural interdisciplinary simulation. Samuel Merritt University Research Symposium, Oakland, CA.

Erikson, A., Smee, N. & Camarano, L. (2016) Maximizing student involvement in research utilizing advanced poster projects. Samuel Merritt University Research Symposium podium presentation, Oakland, CA.

Camarano, L. & Smee (2015) Thematic issues and concerns of women undergoing advanced reproductive technologies and the interface with consumerism. Samuel Merritt University Research Symposium podium presentation, Oakland, CA.

Camarano, L. & Smee, N. (2014) Concerns and issues of women who have conceived through advanced reproductive technologies, poster presentation, Center for Nursing Research and Innovation Research Days Conference, South San Francisco, CA.

Hardin, J. & Smee, N. (2012) Medicine and Compassion Symposium for Health Professionals. Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, CA. 

Smee, N. (2012) Child Replacement Theory as a Tool for Understanding Fertility, Samuel Merritt University Research Day, Oakland, CA. 

Behavior Among HIV-Infected Sub Saharan Women.  Samuel Merritt University Research Day, Oakland, CA. 

Smee, N. (2011) Rethinking Health Globally.  Samuel Merritt University, Faculty Training Day.  Oakland, California.

Smee, N. (2011) Factors Associated With Repeat Pregnancy Among Women in an Area of High HIV Prevalence in Zimbabwe.  University of Washington, Department of Family and Child Health, Seattle, Washington

Smee, N. (2007) The Case of the Little Hen Not Wanting To Become a Broiler:  When Reproduction Becomes a Self-Wounding Strategy in Sub Saharan Africa.  School of Nursing Doctoral Students Forum, University of California, San Francisco

Smee, N. (2006) Provider-Stress in Resource Poor Countries.  Betty Irene Moore Fellows Cohort Presentation, University of California, San Francisco

Smee, N. (2006) Women:  The Face of AIDS in Sub Saharan Africa.  The Rotary Club, Palo Alto

Smee, N. (1989) Visual AIDS:  The Media’s Role in the Construction of ‘Other’ in Relation to the AIDS Epidemic.  School of Public Health Lecture, University of California, Berkeley

Smee, N.  (1989) HIV Policy Related to Women’s Health Care Needs.  School of Public Health Lecture, University of California, Berkeley

 

Student Affairs Committee (2017 to present) Samuel Merritt University

Faculty Organization Research Committee (2016 to present) Samuel Merritt University.

Pre-Licensure Chair, School of Nursing, (2015-2016)

Referee and guest editor, The Social Sciences Collection, Common Ground Publishers, (2013-present)

Dean’s Leadership Development Program, Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing, (2013-2015)

Faculty Affairs Committee Member: School of Nursing, Samuel Merritt University (2012-2015)

Cambodian Health Professionals of America Association:  Women’s Health Care Provider in Cambodia, Intensive Medical Service Mission, Takeo Province, Cambodia (Feb/March 2013)

Insight World Aid:  Founding Board Member and Secretary for this non-profit organization established to provide humanitarian medical care and services to impoverished communities globally (2010 to 2015)

Peer Reviewer, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, (2011 and 2013)

Disability Committee Member:  University of San Francisco (2010 to 2011)

Program Evaluation Committee Member:  University of San Francisco (2008 to 2011)

Gender and Sexuality Center Faculty Consultant:  University of San Francisco (2008 to 2011)

Curriculum Development:  Tanzania HIV/AIDS Nursing Education (THANE Project).  Wrote PMTCT Module and taught entire curriculum on volunteer trips to Tanzania (2006-2008)

Women’s Global Health Imperative Volunteer Nurse-Midwife and Researcher:  UCSF-University of Zimbabwe Joint Program in Women’s Health (2006-2008)

Perinatal Committee Member:  Stanford Hospital (1980-1981), Kaiser Hospital, Redwood City (1990-1997), Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City (1997-2005)

Interdisciplinary Practice Committee Member:  Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City (2003)

Legal Consultant and Expert Witness conducting case review and analyses and served as expert witness for plaintiffs in medical malpractice:  Tate & Associates, and Lucey & Associates, Lafayette, CA, Norman Saucedo, Esq., San Jose, CA (1987-2005)

Director, Nurse-Midwifery Service participating in development and evaluation of Certified Nurse-Midwife Pilot Program for Kaiser Northern California including protocol development, statistics and role development into permanent positions for nurse-midwives throughout Northern California (1993-1996)

Consultant for Nurse-Midwifery Associates: Nashville TN, recommended methods of negotiating hospital privileges for nurse-midwives (1981-1983)

Advisory Board Member:  The Birth Place, Menlo Park, CA, determined equipment needs and protocols for this free standing birthing clinic (1979-1985)

Consultant Federal Trade Commission:  San Francisco, CA, consulted with commission staff investigating hospitals barring nurse-midwives from hospital privileges (1980-1981)

American College of Nurse-Midwives

California Nurse-Midwives Association

International AIDS Society

Sigma Theta Tau

History

Member for
7 years 11 months

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