Maria Openshaw, RN, MS

Project Policy Analyst
Family Health Care Nursing

I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife who has practiced midwifery in the U.S. and Malawi in a variety of birth settings. I am the Midwifery Advisor for the UCSF Global Action in Nursing, a global nursing workforce project with sites in Malawi, Liberia and Sierra Leone. I am the former Director of Midwifery for this project, which is now led by expert in-country midwives. I am also an Assistant Clinical Professor (without salary) at UCSF School of Nursing.


Assessing Combined Longitudinal Mentorship and Skills Training on Select Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Rural and Urban Health Facilities in Malawi.

Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society

Blair AH, Openshaw M, Mphande I, Jana O, Malirakwenda R, Muller A, Rankin S, Baltzell K

Medicalização do parto: Saberes e práticas. Eds: A. Pereira Rodrigues, F. Loureiro Silva, L.A. Teixeira, M. Fisher Nucci

Capítulo 8: Onde “longe demais para andar” encontra com “muito, cedo de- mais”: vida de mães à beira da transição obstétrica

Maria Openshaw

Underreporting of maternal and neonatal complications: A comparison of information in maternity registers and client charts at a rural community hospital in Malawi

International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences

Kapito E, Chirwa E, Maluwa A, Kachimanga C, Openshaw M, Rankin S, Rose S, Muller A, Baltzell K

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics

The impact of longitudinal nurse-midwife mentorship on reducing maternal and neonatal complications in rural Malawi: the Global Action in Nursing (GAIN) Project

Openshaw M, Kapito E, McMahon C, Kachimanga C, Rose S, Wroe E, Blair A, Baltzell K, Mhango M

A Pilot Study of Palliative Care Provider Self-competence and Priorities for Education in Kenya.

Journal of hospice and palliative nursing : JHPN : the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Sedillo R, Openshaw MM, Cataldo J, Donesky D, Boit JM, Tarus A, Thompson LM

Childhood trauma is associated with depressive symptoms in Mexico City women.

Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health

Openshaw M, Thompson LM, de Pheils PB, Mendoza-Flores ME, Humphreys J