CELASA — Nursing — Emeriti
Linda  Walsh

Linda Walsh

Associate Professor, Emerita


B.S.N., University of Connecticut; M.P.H. and Nurse Midwifery Certificate, John Hopkins University; Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania.

Administrative Appointments

Chair, President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.

Research Areas

Technology Use in Obstetrics (Historical Analysis).
Historical Analysis of Public Health Initiatives in Maternal-Child Health.
International Student Learning Experiences

Courses Offered
  • Women's Health (Maternity), Nursing Research., Global Issues and Community Health

Books: Walsh, L. (2001). Midwifery-Community-based care during the childbearing year.  St. Louis, MO: W. B. Saunders Inc.

Book Chapters: Walsh, L (2000). "Midwives as wives and mothers." In E. Baer, P. D'Antonio, S. Rinker. & J. Lynaugh, Enduring issues in American nursing. New York: Springer Publishing Company. 

Thompson, J., Walsh, L. & Merkatz, I. (1990). "The history of prenatal care-Cultural, social and medical contexts." In I. Merkatz & J. Thompson, New perspectives in prenatal care. New York: Elsevier Science Publishing Company.

Research Articles-Peer Reviewed Journals:

Walsh, L. (In Press). Historical Reflection on Health Promotion in Women's Care. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health.

Walsh, L. (2006). Beliefs and rituals in traditional birth attendant practice in Guatemala. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 17, 148-154.

Walsh, L. (2003). International immersion programs in midwifery and nursing education.  Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 48, 449-454. 

Walsh, L & DeJoseph, J. (2003). "I saw it in a different light"-International learning experiences in baccalaureate nursing education." Journal of Nursing Education,42, 266-272.


Professor Walsh has Professor Walsh has continued nurse-midwifery clinical practice for more than 30 years. Her practice has always been in communities in which women and children face challenges to access to care due to poverty, language and disenfranchised status. She has also remained active in the American College of Nurse-Midwives and serves as Northern Regional Representative for the California State Affiliate of the organization. She has been a member of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Board since 2008.