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Carrie S. Klima, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Clinical Professor

Program Director, Nurse Midwifery Program and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Department of Human Development Nursing Science

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

816 NURS


845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone:



Carrie S. Klima is a Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing and the program director for the Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner programs.  She received her BSN at Loyola University Chicago in 1982, her Master of Science from UIC in 1986 and her PhD from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in 2002.  She has been a Certified Nurse Midwife for 31 years and has practiced midwifery in a variety of settings since 1986.  She is currently the Chair of the Division of Research of the American College of Nurse Midwives.   Dr. Klima has been involved with group prenatal care practice and research since 1999.  Her research has focused on the outcomes of CenteringPregnancy, its implementation into health systems, and the role of empowerment in group care outcomes in the US and global settings. Along with her research team, she developed the Pregnancy Related Empowerment Scale (PRES) to measure empowerment related to prenatal care.    Dr. Klima was a faculty consultant for Centering Healthcare Institute for 15 years, providing education and consultation to health systems as they implemented group care and was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Centering Healthcare Institute. Her current research explores how group antenatal care can impact perinatal outcomes, satisfaction, and health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.