Meghan Garland, PhD, CNM, FACNM

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Women's healthcare across the lifespan, physical activity, health behavior

Office #:  Health Sciences Campus, CTRE Room 336

Phone: 708.216.9551

Email: mgarland4@luc.edu

CV Link: Meghan Garland CV 2023


Meghan Garland, PhD, CNM, FACNM, has been a Certified Nurse-Midwife since 2002. Her clinical work focused on low-resource and agricultural worker populations, providing high-quality and respectful care. She also served on the board of her community Healthy Start Coalition to reduce rates of preterm birth and infant mortality. In addition to a long clinical career, she has many years of experience educating nurses to become Nurse-Midwives and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners as a preceptor, clinical faculty, and academic faculty.

Meghan is published in many peer-reviewed journals, and she contributed numerous chapters to several editions of clinical textbooks. She has given podium presentations at national and regional conferences on topics including pregnancy physical activity, hypertension in pregnancy, determinants of physical activity, and shared decision-making.

Meghan’s dissertation research examined the influence of theoretical and non-theoretical determinants of physical activity and physical activity behavior among Black women who are pregnant. Her dissertation research was partially funded by a competitive grant from Aurora Health/Midwest Nursing Research Society. This foundational research informs the development of culturally tailored physical activity interventions.

Meghan is a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Research Interests

Meghan's research interests include pregnancy physical activity, behavioral determinants, motivational interviewing, shared decision-making, and physical activity measurement.