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Katherine Ann Camacho Carr, American nurse midwife. Hester McClaws scholar, 1988; World Health Organization fellow 1976, National Institutes of Health predoctoral fellow, 1987, United States Public Health Service fellow in primary health care policy, 1996; Kaiser Family Foundation grantee 1983.


Carr, Katherine Ann Camacho was born on October 14, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Raymond James and Pearl Mae (Davis) Totleben.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Loyola University, 1971. MSN and certified nurse midwife, University Illinois, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1989.


Public health nurse, Chicago Department Health, Maternal and Infant Care Project, 1971-1972;nurse-midwife, Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Chicago Board Health, 1974-1977;instructor, U. Washington, 1977-1978, 83-84;co-founder, staff nurse-midwife, clinical coordinator, Birthplace, Seattle, 1978-1980;director midwifery services Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Eastside Hospital, Seattle, 1980-1983;nurse-midwife, Healthcare for Women, Providence Hospital, Seattle, 1985-1988;nurse-midwife, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, 1989-1991;clinical associate professor Sch Nursing, Pacific Lutheran U., Seattle, 1989-1991;locum tenens nurse-midwife, Virginia Mason Hospital, Community Clinic Svc., Seattle, 1991;staff nurse-midwife part-time, Highline Community Hospital Nurse-Midwifery Svc., Seattle, since 1991. Member of faculty community-based nurse-midwifery educational program Frontier School Midwifery and Family Nursing CNEP, Hyden, Kentucky, 1991-1996. Director special projects Institute Midwifery, Women and Health.

Research assistant U. Washington, 1984-1985. Clinical faculty member School Nursing, U. Washington, 1979-1993, School Medicine,1979-. Member of faculty Seattle Midwifery School, 1978-1988.

Member consultant board Preparation for Expectant Parents, 1978-1982. Member ad hoc committee birthctr. regulation development State of Washington, 1979-1981. Member access to maternitycare committee, 1990-1992.

Consultant in field.


Fellow American College Nurse-Midwives (board directors 1983-1985, member numerous committees, since 1983, vice president since 1996, Midwife of Year in Washington State 1986, Regional award for excellence 1992), Midwives Association of Washington State (board directors 1983-1986, 87-91, legislation committee 1989-1990, other committees, Midwife of Year 1987), AWHON (continuing education faculty 1974-1984), International Childbirth Education Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: aerobics, walking, sewing, hiking.


Married F. Dean Carr, January 10, 1976. Children: Christopher Edward, Jonathan James.