Bridget Basile Ibrahim, PhD, MA, RN, FNP-BC

Bridget Basile Ibrahim

Assistant Professor in Nursing

Yale School of Nursing - Room 20512


Dr. Bridget Basile Ibrahim is a nurse-scientist with over a decade of clinical experience working as a family nurse practitioner providing primary care to underserved communities in urban and rural areas of the United States and Canada, and a registered nurse in inpatient pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant. She also has experience caring for women and their families as a doula and certified breastfeeding specialist. Prior to entering nursing, she worked as an anthropologist on international development projects funded by agencies such as the World Bank and USAID. Dr. Basile Ibrahim holds a PhD from Yale University, an MSN from the University of California Los Angeles, a BSN from The Johns Hopkins University, and a BA and MA in Anthropology from Boston University. She completed an NIH-funded Rural Health Equity Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Research Interests

Dr. Basile Ibrahim’s research aims to improve birth outcomes for women and birthing people marginalized by intersections of race, socioeconomic status, and geography by improving the experience and quality of perinatal care and interactions with the health system. She employs qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches to conduct person-centered, health equity focused interdisciplinary research. Her research interests include: health equity, social determinants of health, respectful maternity care, maternal-child health, and physiologic birth. Dr. Basile Ibrahim’s program of research has been supported by the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, the March of Dimes, the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing at the Rockefeller University, the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, and the Health Equity Research Working Group at University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Selected Publications

NIH bibliography

Basile Ibrahim, B., Kennedy, H.P., Combellick, J. (2021) Experiences of Quality Perinatal Care During the US COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.13269

Basile Ibrahim, B., Barcelona, V., Condon, E., Crusto, C., Taylor, J. (2021) The Association Between Neighborhood Social Vulnerability and Cardiovascular Health Risk among Black/African American Women in the InterGEN Study. Nursing Research. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000523

Basile Ibrahim, B., Knobf, M.T., Shorten, A., Cheyney, M., Illuzzi, J., Vedam, S., Kennedy, H.P. (2021). “I had to fight for my VBAC”: A Mixed Methods Study of U.S. Women’s Experiences of Pregnancy and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. Birth, 48(2).doi: 10.1111/birt.12513

Basile Ibrahim, B., Kennedy, H.P., & Holland, M.L. (2021). Demographic, Socioeconomic, Health Systems, and Geographic Factors Associated with Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, An Analysis of 2017 U.S. Birth Certificate Data. Maternal and Child Health Journal. doi: 10.1007/s10995-020-03066-3

Basile Ibrahim, B., Kennedy, H. P., & Whittemore, R. (2020). Women’s Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean in the United States: An Integrative Review. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 65(3); 349-361. doi 10.1111/jmwh.13083

Chinkam, S., Basile Ibrahim, B., Diaz, B., Steer-Massaro, C., Kennedy, H.P., Shorten, A. (2022). Learning from women: Improving experiences of respectful maternity care during unplanned caesarean birth for women with diverse ethnicity and racial backgrounds. Women and Birth. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2022.05.004

Kozhimannil, K.B., Interrante, J.D., Admon, L.K., Basile Ibrahim, B. (2022). Rural Hospital Administrators’ Beliefs About Safety, Financial Viability and Community Need for Offering Obstetric Care. JAMA Health Forum. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.0204

Combellick, J., Basile Ibrahim, B., Julien, T., Scharer, K., Jackson, K., Kennedy, H.P. (2022). Birth During the Covid-19 Pandemic: What Childbearing People in the U.S. Needed to Achieve a Positive Birth Experience. Birth. doi: 10.1111/birt.12616

Condon, E., Barcelona, V., Basile Ibrahim, B., Crusto, C., Taylor, J. (2021) The Influence of Perceived Racial Discrimination and Traumatic Life Events on Parenting among African American Mothers in the InterGEN Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2021.05.023