Dr. Courtney Everson holds a PhD in Applied Anthropology with a long track record of community outreach, research, and leadership in education, non-profit, and health equity. Dr. Everson is employed as a Medical Anthropologist and College Professor, and currently holds several leadership positions nationally, including as the Director of Research Education for the Midwives Alliance Division of Research, the Vice President of the Association of Midwifery Educators, and on the Board of Directors for the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health.
As a Medical Anthropologist, Dr. Everson's specializations include: perinatal health; human childbirth; adolescent pregnancy and parenting; psychosocial stress; social support; doula care; midwifery care; research and clinical ethics; evidence-informed practice; interprofessional collaboration; mixed methodologies; health inequities; culturally safe care; social justice; and marginalized communities. Dr. Everson is an avid, invited speaker at local, state and national forums, and engages consistent community outreach work and activism. Dr. Everson has won multiple awards for her teaching, research, and service, including being named “Teacher of the Year” in 2014 for the Midwives College of Utah, and receiving the “Our Future, Award of Excellence” from the Oregon Women in Higher Education.
Courtney is also a perinatal health educator, birth doula, and postpartum doula in the Denver-metro area, primarily serving at-risk families and youth.