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Our Speakers

The NWINRC is pleased to announce our keynote speaker:


Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CNM       

Associate Professor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 


Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CNM is an Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis. Dr. Stiffler has almost 40 years of nursing experience and 30 years of experience as a certified nurse-midwife caring for women of all ages and sociodemographic backgrounds. Dr. Stiffler has focused her research on the infant mortality crisis in the state of Indiana, specifically the inequity of Black infant mortality as compared to White. To date, Dr. Stiffler has written eight articles and given numerous presentations about this topic.

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