Gina Novick, CNM, PhD

Gina Novick

Associate Professor of Nursing and Midwifery/Women’s Health Interim Specialty Coordinator

Yale School of Nursing - Room 22104

phone: 203-737-5390
fax: 203-785-6455



Gina Novick is an Associate Professor and Interim Specialty Coordinator at Yale School of Nursing in the nurse-midwifery specialty. Dr. Novick received her BA from Wesleyan University, her BSN from Columbia University, and her MSN in midwifery from Yale University. She received her PhD from in 2009 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in 2011, both at Yale.

She most recently received the Nightingale Nursing Award for Excellence in Nursing in 2015 and was also awarded the Midwifery Research Award from the Connecticut Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in 2011.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Novick’s research and policy interests focus on understanding and implementing alternatives to conventional models of maternity care, including freestanding birth centers and group prenatal care. Her research examines the experience of low income, minority women receiving group prenatal care as well as barriers and facilitators to implementing, providing, and sustaining group prenatal care in prenatal clinics

Clinical Practice

Dr. Novick has provided midwifery care to women in a wide range of clinical settings over the last 30 years and currently practices with the Yale Midwifery Faculty Practice.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Group Prenatal Care Attendance: Determinants and Relationship with Care Satisfaction  2016; SD Cunningham, S Grilo, JB Lewis, G Novick, SS Rising, JN Tobin, JR Ickovics. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 1-7

Novick, G., Womack, J.A., Lewis, J., Stasko, E.C., Rising, S.S., Sadler, L.S., Cunningham, S.C., Tobin, J. & Ickovics, J.R. (2015) Perceptions of barriers and facilitators during implementation of a complex model of group prenatal care in six urban sites. Research in Nursing and Health. doi: 10.1002/nur.21681 (print issue Dec 2015).

Womack, J. A, Novick, G. Goulet, J. (2014). Hormonal contraceptive use in HIV infected women infected using antiretroviral therapy: A systematic review. Open Access Journal of Contraception. 2015(6)37-52. doi: 10.2147/OAJC.S55038.

Novick G, Reid A, Lewis J, et al. Group prenatal care: model fidelity and outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013;209:112.e1-6.

Novick, G., Sadler, L. S., Groce, N., Knafl, K. A., & Kennedy, H. P. (2012). In a hard spot: Providing group prenatal care in two urban clinics. Midwifery. Advance online publication.

Novick, G., Sadler, L.S., Groce, N., K.A. & H.P.K. (2012). The intersection of everyday life and group prenatal care for women in two urban clinics. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23, 589-603.

Novick, G., Sadler, L.S., H.P.K., Cohen, S.S., Groce, N. & K.A. (2011). Women’s experience of group prenatal care. Qualitative Health Research, 21, 97-116.

Novick, G. Women’s experience of prenatal care: An integrative review. (2009). Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 54, 226-237. 

Novick, G. Is there a bias against telephone interviews for qualitative research? (2008). Research in Nursing and Health, 31, 381-398.


Novick, G., Womack, J., Stasko, E., Lewis, J., Cunningham, S., Tobin, J.,& Ickovics, J.R. (2015, June). Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators during Implementation of Group Prenatal Care, American College of Nurse Midwives 59th Annual Meeting & Exhibition; Washington, D.C.

Novick, G., Womack, J., Stasko, E., Lewis, J., Cunningham, S, Tobin, J., & Ickovics, J.R. (2014, September). Group Prenatal Care: Identifying Factors that Influence Implementation, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, D.C.

Novick, G., Reid, A.R, Kershaw, T.S, Lewis, J., Rising, S.S. & Ickovics, J.R. (2013, October). Group Prenatal Care: Model Fidelity and Outcomes; Centering Healthcare Institute, Washington, D.C.