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Kimberly C. Jones-Beatty, MSN, DNP, CNM

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Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


22 S. Greene Street

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Education and Training

Howard University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing, 2005

Georgetown University, Master of Science, Nurse-Midwifery, 2007

Frontier Nursing University, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2021


Dr. Kimberly Jones-Beatty is a certified nurse midwife and the director of clinical operations within the Integrated Research Center for Fetal Medicine, alongside Dr. Irina Burd. Dr. Jones-Beatty not only works in the ambulatory setting providing prenatal, postpartum, and gynecology care to women across the lifespan but is heavily involved in research. She has experience in all aspects of clinical research and has overseen multiple commercial and investigator-initiated studies.

Dr. Jones-Beatty’s clinical expertise is in general obstetrics and gynecology. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Howard University and her master’s degree in Nurse Midwifery from Georgetown University. While completing her doctorate degree at Frontier Nursing University, she worked at Johns Hopkins University as a midwife in both Labor & Delivery and the obstetric clinics.

She has research interests in postpartum care and health disparities affecting minority populations, specifically maternal morbidity and mortality. Her doctoral work focused on improving postpartum care leading to improved postpartum and maternal health outcomes. She also participates on the Maryland MdMom project which evaluates severe maternal morbidity. Her research work and collaborations have resulted in multiple published manuscripts. Dr. Jones-Beatty has a passion for providing exceptional evidence-based care and working to find ways to improve the health of all women.

Research/Clinical Keywords

postpartum care, maternal morbidity & mortality, health disparities

Highlighted Publications

Jones-Beatty, K., Jolles, I., Burd, I., Thomas, O. Implementing a model of effective postpartum care in an obstetric clinic using ACOG’s postpartum toolkit. Nursing Forum. 2022. 57(6):1614-1620).

Wolfson, C., Qian, J., Chin, P., Downey, C., Mattingly, K.J., Jones-Beatty, K., Olaku, J., Qureshi, S., Rhule, J., Silldorff, D. and Atlas, R., 2022. Findings From Severe Maternal Morbidity Surveillance and Review in Maryland. JAMA Network Open5(11), pp.e2244077-e2244077.

Garneau, W.M., Jones-Beatty, K., Ufua, M.O., Mostafa, H.H., Klein, S.L., Burd, I. and Gebo, K.A., 2022. Analysis of Clinical Outcomes of Pregnant Patients Treated With Nirmatrelvir and Ritonavir for Acute SARS-CoV-2 Infection. JAMA Network Open5(11), pp.e2244141-e2244141.

Cojocaru L, Pahlavan A, Tadbiri H, Seung H, Reddy R, Mangione ME, Uribe K, Ufua M, Stockett AM, Jones-Beatty K, Burd I, Turan OM, Turan S. Temporal trend of covid-19 clinical severity and the ethnic/racial disparity: a report from the Maryland study group. American Journal of Perinatology. 2022.

Standard V, Jones-Beatty K, Joseph-Lemon L, Marcelle E, Morris CE, Williams T, Brown T, Oura HS, Stapleton S, Jolles DR. Progesterone and preterm birth: Using empirical research to explore structural racism within midwifery-led care. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 2022. 01;36(3):256-263.

Additional Publication Citations

Sherer ML, Lei J, Creisher PS, Jang M, Reddy R, Voegtline K, Olson S, Littlefield K, Park HS, Ursin RL, Ganesan A, Boyer T, Elsayed N, Brown DM, Walch SN, Antar AAR, Manabe YC, Jones-Beatty K, Golden WC, Satin AJ, Sheffield JS, Pekosz A, Klein SL, Burd I. Pregnancy alters IL-1β expression and anti-viral antibody responses during SARS-CoV-2 infection. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2021. 225(3):301.e1-301.e14.

Jia, B., Zong, L., Lee, J.Y., Lei, J., Zhu, Y., Xie, H., Clemens, J.L., Feller, M.C., Na, Q., Dong, J., Mclane, M.W., Jones-Beatty, K., & Burd, I. Maternal supplementation of low dose fluoride alleviates adverse perinatal outcomes following exposure to intrauterine inflammation. Scientific Reports. 2019. 9(1), 2575.

Lee JY, Li S, Shin NE, Na Q, Dong J, Jia B, Jones-Beatty K, McLane MW, Ozen M, Lei J, Burd I. Melatonin for prevention of placental malperfusion and fetal compromise associated with intrauterine inflammation-induced oxidative stress in a mouse model.Journal of Pineal Research. 2019. 67(3), e12591.