Tamika Julien, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CLC

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Director of the Midwifery Faculty Practice

email: tamika.julien@yale.edu


Dr. Julien is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Specialty Director at the Yale School of Nursing. Dr. Julien graduated from Buffalo University with her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing specializing in Women’s Health. She then continued her education for a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Stony Brook University and was a recipient of the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) grant.

As a certified lactation counselor, Dr. Julien’s doctoral research focused on improving exclusive breastfeeding rates in the immediate postpartum period. She is passionate about women’s health and has a special interest in family planning, caring for expectant mothers, especially adolescent mothers, skin-to-skin, and breastfeeding.

Dr. Julien’s clinical experience include working in a federally qualified community health center for over 9 years as a women’s health nurse practitioner and as a nurse midwife. She is excited to work with the Yale Midwifery Faculty Practice and share her expertise.

Dr. Julien is a current member of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), Nurse Practitioner of Women’s Health (NPWH), Association of Women’s Health Obstetric Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society.

Research Interests

Promoting and improving breastfeeding rates, prevention of maternal mortality among minority women, identifying barriers to and improving postpartum care