Congratulations Dr. Jevitt & UBC Faculty of Medicine!

Congratulations to Dr. Cecilia Jevitt in her recent appointment as Director, Midwifery Program, Department of Family Practice with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine.

Official release below:

“Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to share that Dr. Cecilia Jevitt has been appointed Director, Midwifery Program, Department of Family Practice, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023.

In her role, Dr. Jevitt will lead the Midwifery Program’s strategic development and will act as a champion for its continued evolution within the University and the Province of British Columbia.

Since 2013, Dr. Jevitt has directed and taught in the Yale School of Nursing Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner masters’ degree programs.  She provided a weekly women’s health clinic at the University of New Haven Student Health Services and practices with the Yale Midwifery Faculty Practice at the Vidone Birthing Center at St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.  Prior to 2013, she taught midwifery and women’s health, health policy and economics, evidence-based practice, and qualitative research. In 2012, she organized an academic division of midwifery within the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr. Jevitt completed Emory University’s midwifery program in 1982 and in 1993, she completed her doctorate in applied medical anthropology from the University of South Florida.  For 30 years prior to joining Yale University, she practiced full scope midwifery in the Tampa Bay area.

Dr. Jevitt has won a number of awards including the Florida Nurses Association Great 100 Nurse in 2009; the 2010 Reviewer of the Year for the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health; the University of South Florida Department of Anthropology’s Distinguished Alumni in 2012; and the 2014 Connecticut Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award. Dr. Jevitt’s scholarship focuses on perinatal weight gain optimization and integrating obesity prevention and management into women’s health especially perinatal and lactation periods.

I would like to thank Ms. Allison Campbell for her contributions as interim leader of the Program following the departure of Dr. Michelle Butler at the end of 2016.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jevitt to the leadership role of Director, Midwifery Program in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.


Dermot Kelleher, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FMedSci
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia”