Dr. Jessica Liddell PhD, MPH, MSW

Dr. Jessica Liddell

Dr. Jessica Liddell(she/her) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Montana School of Social Work. Her work focuses on pregnancy and childbirth, reproductive justice, community-engagement, and making healthcare systems more equitable. Her current research explores the use of doulas to improve maternal health outcomes. She uses community-based research approaches in her work which is essential when doing work with marginalized populations. She completed her PhD at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the City, Culture and Community doctoral program. She also completed a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on program design and implementation, and a Masters in Social Work, with a focus on disaster mental health at Tulane University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. Her experience as a doula and as a mother have contributed to her passion for promoting research and interventions which promote birth justice for all people. You can see a complete list of her published work here: