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Joyce Elaine Beebe Thompson

Joyce Elaine Beebe Thompson, American Nurse midwife, educator ( hlth: hlth. service, Educated)nurse midwife, educator.


Thompson, Joyce Elaine Beebe was born on March 25, 1942 in Owosso, Michigan, United States.


Bachelor of Science cum laude in Nursing, University Michigan, 1964. Master in Public Health, 1971. CNM, Maternity Center Associate, 1966.

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health, Columbia University, 1980.


Staff nurse University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1964—1965. Staff nurse midwife Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, 1966. Missionary United Methodist Church, 1966—1970.

Intern in nurse-midwifery Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, 1970. Trainee United States Public Health Service, 1970—1971. Staff nurse Women's Hospital, Ann Arbor, 1970—1971.

Member faculty Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, 1971—1974. Nurse midwife Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health, New York City, 1974—1978. Assistant professor Columbia University School Nursing.

Director graduate program, New York City, 1974—1979. Staff nurse midwife St. Luke's Hospital Center, New York City, 1978—1979. Instructor Pennsylvania School Nursing.

Director nurse-midwifery programs, 1979—1980. Private practice nurse-midwifery Hospital of University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1980—1983. Associate professor University Pennsylvania School Nursing, director nurse-midwifery program, 1980—1989, professor, since 1989.

Deputy director World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Nursing/Midwifery Leadership, 1990—1993. Director, since 1993. Member staff Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, since 1980.


Member of faculty Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, 1971-1974. Member of staff Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1980^.; Fellow American Academy Nursing, American College Nuse-Midwives (charter 1994^).

Member American Nurses Association (ethics committee 1980-1982), American Public Health Association, Am.Coll. Nurse Midwives (chair division examiners 1981-1987, president 1989-1993), International Conference Midwives (deputy director 1993^), Sigma Theta Tau.