Indigenous Birth Cultures in US
Excellent resource for anyone caring for our indigenous communities
This one hour course is to help with cultural diversity when midwives, nurses, and providers are taking care of our indigenous populations in the United States. There are so many traveling assignments and isolated communities that have unique cultural needs to be honored and respected. Take a tour with us the many different cultural backgrounds that a health care provider could serve!
Dr. Jill Chasse is an experienced and accomplished Doctor of Public Health and Indigenous Medicine, Perinatal Epidemiologist and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist with over 20 years of experience as a birth worker in both health and psychology. In addition, she has over a decade of midwifery schooling and apprenticeships including homebirth, birth center, and hospital experience.
Her clinical strengths are in the areas of applied clinical epidemiology including clinical trauma, neuropsychology and psychopathology. Her preventive medicine concentration from her public health post graduate focus is in tropical medicine and global maternal/ infant health. She has worked in various federal health agencies including NIH and the CDC and is a certified EMT.
In 2020, Dr. Chasse passed her Board Certification in Naturopathic Medicine and was honored with a Doctor of Humanitarian Services award. She is dedicated to volunteer and humanitarian work and currently works as a Duty Officer for the Red Cross Disaster Action Response and Volunteer State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI).
Dr. Chasse lives in Northern NJ with her husband and amazing teenagers, and works as Adjunct Professor and Instructor at several universities, schools and programs. She enjoys teaching both the science and art of maternal/perinatal health, global health, and integrative medicine.
-Dr. Jill Diana Chasse, DrPH, PhD, MPA, MSpsy, IMD, CCTS-P