Labor Pain Symposium Steering Committee



A multi-disciplinary Steering Committee of national leaders was convened to plan and carry out The Nature and Management of Labor Pain: An Evidence-Based Symposium and to provide guidance on subsequent publishing of commissioned papers. The group worked together and made substantive decisions over a two-year period. It worked to ensure that the papers would offer a panoramic view of the field, would summarize the best research currently available and minimize bias, and would address needs and interests of childbearing women and their families. The Committee issued an Executive Summary (click for PDF) describing the rationale for the project, processes and methods used, and main results and implications of the papers.

Collectively, Steering Committee members provided expertise in anesthesiology, bioethics, childbirth education, consumer advocacy, epidemiology, journalism, labor support, midwifery, neonatology, nursing, obstetrics, pediatrics, physical therapy, and public health.

Steering Committee Members:
Donald Caton, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Joint Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida

Maureen P. Corry, MPH
Executive Director
Childbirth Connection

Alan R. Fleischman, MD
Senior Vice President
New York Academy of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Social Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fredric D. Frigoletto, MD
Charles and Robert Montraville Green Professor of Obstetrics and
    Gynecology
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Obstetrics
Massachusetts General Hospital

David P. Hopkins, MD, MPH
Staff Scientist
Community Guide Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ellice Lieberman, MD, DrPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Perinatal Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health
Harvard School of Public Health

Linda J. Mayberry, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Nursing Research
Division of Nursing, School of Education
New York University

Judith P. Rooks, CNM, MPH
Childbirth Connection Consultant and
Symposium Project Director

Allan Rosenfield, MD
DeLamar Professor and Dean
Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH
Director of Programs
Childbirth Connection

Penny Simkin, PT
Independent Practice of Childbirth Education, Labor Support
Faculty, Seattle School of Midwifery

Diony Young
Editor
Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care

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