Maureen Shannon

NP CNM PhD

Nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner

About me

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.

  • Education

    Medical University of South Carolina, 1980

    Sonoma State University, 1975

    UCSF, 2007

  • Academic Title

    Professor

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