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Deborah MacMillan RN, CNM is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the College of Health Science’s School of Nursing at Georgia College and State University. Mrs. MacMillan is also a Research Associate for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins Medical College, Baltimore, Maryland.
She received her nursing degree from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville and completed her midwifery training at Emory University Nell Hodsen School of Nursing. After completing her national certification in midwifery at Emory, Mrs. MacMillan established a midwifery practice in Macon, Georgia.
The focus of Mrs. MacMillan’s clinical research is the understanding of maternal decision making related to the events of pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, she is involved with the Mothers Attitudes about Delivery: Results, Expectation, and Satisfaction (MADRES) study at Johns Hopkins which focuses on the goals of women for the childbirth. This study compares women who plan a vaginal birth and women who request an elective cesarean. Mrs. MacMillan has given numerous professional presentations, and is a member of the Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses, Association of Certified Nurse Midwives, Southern Research Association, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing.
Mrs. MacMillan is a doctoral candidate at Georgia State University, Brydine F. Lewis School of Nursing in Atlanta, Ga. She is completing her dissertation research at this time.