Office of Interprofessional Education

MSC 11 6055
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
SURGE Building (#226)
Suite 140, Room 151A (first floor)

Phone: (505) 272-1613

Welcome Incoming IPE Director, Amy Levi

amy leviEffective July 1st, Dr. Amy Levi will step into the shoes as the third IPE director at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

Born in Buffalo, NY, Levi moved to Albuquerque in 2012 and became the Albers Endowed Professor of Midwifery at the UNM College of Nursing.  She also held leadership roles as Interim Practice Team Chair and Interim Associate Executive Dean.

She has undergraduate degrees in Nutrition from Hampshire College (1975) and in Nursing from Widener University (1985).  Her MSN (1986) and PhD (2000) are from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Prior to her appointment at UNM, Levi was engaged in full scope midwifery practice and on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the University of Vermont School of Medicine, and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. 

“I’ve nurtured an interest in and passion for interprofessional education for many years.  Prior to my arrival at the UNM, I initiated an interprofessional education program at the University of California San Francisco to support the education of nurse-midwives and medical students to improve team collaboration for obstetrical care,” Levi said. This program has continued to support the professional development of nurses and physicians for collaboration in clinical practice.

Levi’s research and professional interests encompass interprofessional care in sexual and reproductive health, unintended pregnancy management, and midwifery education.  To expand her role in global health, she initiated a group independent study for nurse-midwifery students to participate in the provision of clinical services in San Lucas Toliman, Solola, Guatemala.  She is also a curriculum consultant to the midwifery program at Aga Kahn University in Karachi, Pakistan, and has participated in emergency obstetrical education for nursing faculty in Malawi. 

Recent publications address the development of competencies in sexual and reproductive health, patient-centered miscarriage management, and updating the annual gynecological exam. 

Levi is a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the American Academy of Nursing.  The designation, WHNP-BC, is for Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified by the National Certification Corporation.