Loren Fields

Lecturer in Nursing 

Yale University School of Nursing - Room 22107

email: loren.fields@yale.edu
phone: 203-785-2555
fax: 203-785-6455


Loren Fields is a Lecturer in Nursing  at YSN. She received her MSN in 2010 from YSN and has since maintained dual certifications as a Women’s Health and an Adult Nurse Practitioner. In 2019, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Connecticut, the title of her doctoral project was “Using best practices in quality improvement to implement depression screening and treatment in a sample of gynecologic health clinics”.  She has been teaching at YSN since 2012 and in 2016 received the Annie Goodrich Excellence in Teaching Award from YSN’s students.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Loren’s research interests include the intersection of women’s health and primary care as well as care in early pregnancy complications. In 2018, she was awarded the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health’s Best Review Article Award for her work entitled, “Key Concepts in Pregnancy of Unknown Location: Identifying Ectopic Pregnancy and Providing Patient-Centered Care”.  She is also committed to advancing the role of advanced practice clinicians in abortion care – she is a long-time active member, and former advisory committee chair, in Clinicians in Abortion Care (an arm of the National Abortion Federation).

Clinical Practice

Loren has been in clinical practice at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England since 2010. There, she provides gynecologic, abortion, sexual, and primary care to a diverse population of patients ranging from adolescence through menopause. In her role, she also participates in the leadership of quality improvement initiatives for the organization. Most recently she has led initiatives to increase high quality care for both smoking cessation and depression treatment. 

Selected Publications/Presentations


Fields, L, & Hathaway, A. (2017). Key Concepts in Pregnancy of Unknown Location: Identifying Ectopic Pregnancy and Providing Patient-Centered Care. J Midwifery Womens Health, 62(2),172-179.

Fields, L. & Cappiello, J. (2017). Case 36: Annual GYN, intimate partner violence. In Cappiello, J., Eaton, J., & Harkness, G. (Eds.) Cases Studies in Primary Care: A Day in the Office (2nd ed.). Atlanta: Elsevier.

Fields, L. (2017). Case 5: Dysuria. In Cappiello, J., Eaton, J., & Harkness, G. (Eds.) Cases Studies in Primary
Lissa, Y., Fields, L., Lundsberg, L., McDonald-Mosely, R., Gariepy, A., & Stanwood, N. (2015). Which women choose a copper IUD for emergency contraception when offered the same day? Contraception, 92 (4), 388.

Cardinal, T., Nance, C., Darney, B., Vanderhei, D., Fields, L., & Wallace, M. (2013) How Do You Support Early Pregnancy Losses? The Miscarriage Management Training Initiative: Improving Care for Women. JOGGN, 42(s1).

Fields, L. & Kaplan, C. (2011). Opt-out HIV testing: An ethical analysis of women’s reproductive rights. Nursing Ethics, 18(5), 734-42.


Depression Screening and Care. (with Abigail Caldwell, APRN). Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Clinical Conference: June 2017.

Advanced Practice Clinicians Taking the Lead in Implementing Practices Changes and Quality Improvement. National Abortion Federation, 40th Annual Meeting; April 2017.

Helping Patients Quit: Smoking Cessation in Our Health Centers. Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Clinician Conference; June 2016.

Pregnancy of Unknown Location. National Abortion Federation, 37th Annual Meeting; April 2014.