Christine H. Morton, PhD

Christine Morton is a medical sociologist whose research has focused on women’s reproductive experiences, doula care, childbirth education, maternal mortality and morbidity and quality improvement in maternity care.

Since 2008, she has been at the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), where she is project manager and conducts data analysis for the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review.

She collaborates with social scientists on research projects that support CMQCC’s goals and mission, including an interview study of women’s experiences with severe maternal morbidity, and an analysis of women’s online peripartum cardiomyopathy narratives.

She is also a principal investigator of the Maternity Support Survey, a cross national survey of doulas, childbirth educators and L&D nurses in the US & Canada.

Her recent book, “Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America,” looks at the history and meaning of doula work in the United States.