Mayri Leslie

Photo of Dr. Mayri Sagady Leslie, Tenured Associate Professor; Director Nurse-Midwifery program
Title:
Tenured Associate Professor; Director Nurse-Midwifery program
Office:
Foggy Bottom Campus
Address:
1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 500
Washington, District Of Columbia 20006
United States
Phone:
202-994-2451
Email:
[email protected]

Mayri Sagady Leslie, EdD, MSN, CNM, FACNM, is a tenured associate professor of nursing and director of the Nurse-Midwifery program and her research interests include delayed umbilical cord clamping at birth, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and subsequent cardiovascular disease, and the nature of individual provider adaption of evidence-based practice. Dr. Leslie is an internationally recognized researcher, speaker and advocate for maternal child healthcare and is a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Her research interests include delayed umbilical cord clamping at birth, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and subsequent cardiovascular disease and the nature of individual provider adaption of evidence-based practice. She currently serves as chair of the GW Nursing Evaluation Committee.

Current Research

  • Resuscitation of term infants with an intact umbilical cord
  • Umbilical cord management of U.S. obstetricians and midwives
  • Cord clamping practices and beliefs of maternity care providers in Haiti
  • Systematic review of international umbilical cord clamping practices 
  • Textbook analysis of maternity care, midwifery, purse-practitioner and primary care resources on hypertension disorders in pregnancy and subsequent cardiovascular risk
  • Knowledge analysis of nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives on hypertension disorders of pregnancy and subsequent cardiovascular risk

Education

  • The George Washington University – Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Human and Organizational Learning
  • Case Western Reserve University – Master of Science in Nursing
  • Frontier University – Certificate of Nurse-Midwifery
  • Antioch Universit – Bachelor of Arts

Publications

  • Kennedy, H., Doig, E., Hackley, B., Leslie, M., Tillman, S. (2012). “The midwifery two-step”: A study on evidence-based midwifery practice. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, (57)5, 454-460.
  • Leslie M.S. (2015). Perspectives on implementing delayed cord clamping. Nursing for Womens Health. Apr-May;19(2):164-76.
  • Does prior RN clinical experience predict academic success in graduate nurse practitioner programs? J Nurs Educ. 2015 May;54(5):276-80. 
  • El-Banna, M.M., Briggs, L.A., Leslie, M.S., Athey, E.K., Pericak, A., Falk, N.L., Greene, J. (2015).
  • Leslie, M.S., Erickson-Owens, D., & Cseh, M. (2015). Is it the evidence? The evolution of individual maternity care providers to delayed cord clamping. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2015 Sep-Oct;60(5):561-9.
  • Leslie, M.S. & Briggs, L.A. (2016) Preeclampsia and the risk of future vascular disease and mortality: A review. J Midwifery Womens Health. May-June. In Press.
  • Athey, E.K, Leslie, M.S, Briggs, L.A., Park, J., Falk, N.I., Pericak, A., El-Banna, M.M., & Greene, J. (2016). How important are autonomy and work setting to nurse practitioners’ job satisfaction?  J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 28(6): 320-326.

Strengths

  1. Connectedness
  2. Learner
  3. Achiever
  4. Input
  5. Strategic

Distinctions

  • Excellence in Writing Award, Nursing for Women's Health Journal — Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Kitty Ernst Award — American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Yale University) — ACNM Foundation
  • Hazel T. Corbin Childbirth Connection Award for Evidence-Based Midwifery Care 
  • CIMS Award of Excellence — Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
  • John Kennel and Marshal Klauss International Research Award — Doulas of North America