Monica Philipp, MSN, APRN, APN-BC, WHNP-BC
Monica Slinkard Philipp is a full-time lecturer in the Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specialty. Monica brings expertise in the role of women’s health, including international maternity care, as well as primary care. In addition to clinical care, she has held a number of administrative positions as medical director and project manager. Monica enjoys teaching adult learners and has experience teaching in the United States and abroad, in multiple languages.
Monica received her MSN from YSN with a dual certification in women’s health and adult primary nurse practitioner. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Davidson College in North Carolina. She is originally from California and speaks English, Spanish, and French.
Monica has been in clinical practice since 2010 and has worked in both women’s health and primary care settings in Washington, DC, New Mexico, East Africa, and now Connecticut. Her clinical practice has been devoted to meeting the needs of patients when there are significant barriers to care, financial or otherwise. She currently cares for patients at the Women’s Center at Yale New Haven Hospital offering primarily obstetrical and gynecologic care to women, from adolescence through menopause.
Monica has also been involved in several large scale clinical projects with the aim to standardize and improve clinical care in the areas of prenatal care and primary care. In East Africa her work was mainly focused on capacity building to improve patient outcomes in rural clinics, including decreasing maternal mortality as rural outpatient clinics also gave maternity and delivery care. She was a key member of the international Primary Care Collaborative with members from East Africa and India, convened through Center for Health Market Innovations and Results for Development, collaborating on improvement in primary care entrepreneurship and innovation through both high and low-tech solutions. In New Mexico she spearheaded a project to standardize prenatal care delivery among a hospital system’s 30+ outpatient clinics. Most recently she has been exploring the team dynamics necessary to foster best patient care delivery in the women’s health outpatient setting.
Selected Publications/Professional Interviews
Slinkard Philipp M, Stonehocker J. (2018). Women’s Health Outpatient Care Teams: Focus on Advanced Practice Providers. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 61(1), 76–89.
Smith K, Weiland S, Slinkard M, Menke M, Boland J, Kiplagat M, et al (International Primary Care Collaborative through HHMI). (2015). The Primary Care Innovator’s Handbook: Voices from Leaders in the Field (The Center for Health Market Innovations). Washington, DC: Results for Development Institute.
Slinkard M. (2014). Interview for feature in report “Faith and International Family Planning.” A Report by the World Faiths Development Dialogue with Support from the United Nations Foundation, Universal Access Project. Available at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/berkley-center/140201WFDDFaithandInternationalF…
Weiland S, Kocela S, Slinkard M, Korom R, Saini D, Vashist N, Menke M, Mutugi V, Kapila S, Kapila G. (International Primary Care Collaborative through HHMI). (2014). The Time is Now for Patient Centered Innovation. The Lancet Global Health Blog.
Slinkard M. (2013). Interview by Georgetown University’s Berkeley Center for Religion Peace and World Affairs Center concerning faith and family planning in Burundi. Available at: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/interviews/a-discussion-with-monica-…
Slinkard M, Henrysson E. (2013). The widow peacemaker. Georgetown University’s Berkeley Center for Religion Peace and World Affairs Center. Available at: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/essays/the-widow-peacemaker
Slinkard M, Kazer M. (2011). Older adults and HIV and STI screening: The patient perspective. Geriatric Nursing, 32(5), 341-349.
Selected Professional Presentations
“Standardized Prenatal Care: Evidence Based Care for All Pregnant Women.” Co-Presenter with Dr. Jody Stonehocker at 2016 ACOG Annual Women’s Health Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 2016.
“Standardization of Prenatal Care.” Presenter at Telluride Mid-Winter Conference on Women’s and Children’s Healthcare. Telluride, CO. January 2016.
“Contraceptive Technology Updates 2015: Patient Access.” Presenter at New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council Fall CME Conference. Albuquerque, NM. November 2015.
“Life after Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Primary Care Follow Up.” Presenter at New Mexico Physician Assistant Conference. Albuquerque, NM. September 2015.
“International Family Planning: More than Just a Women’s Issue.” Presenter at Unite for Sight Conference. Yale University, New Haven, CT. April 2015.
“Primary Care Learning Collaborative - Accelerating the Growth of Primary Care Clinics.” Saini D, Weiland S, Slinkard M, Menke M, Vashist N. Poster Presentation. WONCA South Asia Regional Conference - 2014. Chennai, India. August 2014.
“Patient-Centered Innovation - A New Paradigm in Primary Care.” Saini D, Weiland S, Slinkard M, Menke M, Vashist N. Poster Presentation. WONCA South Asia Regional Conference - 2014. Chennai, India. August 2014.
“Accompaniment in Healthcare Change: Why One-Time Educational Training Interventions in Primary Care are Just Not Enough in Rural East Africa.” Presenter at Unite for Sight Conference. Yale University, New Haven, CT. April 2014.