Michelle Telfer, DNP, MPH, CNM
Prior to coming to Yale, Michelle Telfer, DNP, MPH, CNM, worked in private practice in the Greater New Haven area and in New York City. She also has worked as a visiting nurse in New York City and in maternal and child health in The Gambia, West Africa. She is passionate about global health, which is why she is drawn to the diverse communities around New Haven. She is working on her Spanish. She became a midwife so she could partner with women in helping them achieve their best health, pregnancy and birth experiences. All women deserve compassionate, competent care throughout their life, and she feels privileged to be a part of the Yale Midwifery Practice that strives to provide this care. In addition to her work on the Labor and Birth unit at St. Raphael’s Hospital, Michelle provides well woman gynecology services weekly at the University of New Haven’s Student Health Service. Michelle is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where she received her BA in philosophy, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she received her master’s in public health in international health and development, and Columbia University where she received her bachelor’s in nursing and master’s degree in midwifery. She is the current Vice President of the CT Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives, a member of the ACNM, New Haven Obstetrical Society, and Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society. When she is not working and teaching midwifery students, she keeps busy with her two children.