NP CNM PhD
Nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner
Maureen Shannon is a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner who specializes in primary, preconception and pregnancy care for women with HIV. She has provided care to HIV-infected women and families since 1989.
Shannon is a research nurse for the perinatal unit of UCSF's pediatric AIDS clinical trials group.
Shannon earned her nursing degree at St. Joseph's School of Nursing in San Francisco and trained as a family nurse practitioner at Sonoma State University. She trained as a nurse-midwife at the Medical University of South Carolina. While earning her doctorate at UCSF, she studied maternal stress in HIV-positive mothers six months after delivery as well as maternal and infant adherence to HIV medications. In 2005, she was named one of 10 Woodrow Wilson Foundation – Johnson & Johnson national fellows in women's health for her research.
Shannon is a perinatal consultant for the Family HealthCare Network as well as a consultant to the Republic of Botswana's health ministry regarding its mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention program. She has published articles and co-authored books on primary and perinatal care for women, including those with HIV. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health.
Medical University of South Carolina, 1980
Sonoma State University, 1975