Denise Colter Smith, PhD, CNM
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

Assistant Professor
Specialty Director, Nurse-Midwifery Education Program
Certified Nurse-Midwife
Clinic 720-848-4111
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Gender: Female
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: College of Nursing

Practice Locations

Birth Center at Anschutz Medical Campus
12605 E. 16th Ave
5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
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Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Certified Nurse Midwife, Board Certification (2007,2015)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Board Certification (2007)
Care Philosophy
My philosophy of care is best reflected in the American College of Nurse-Midwives Hallmarks of Midwifery: "The art and science of midwifery are characterized by the following hallmarks: -Recognition of menarche, pregnancy, birth, and menopause as normal physiologic and developmental processes -Advocacy of non-intervention in normal processes in the absence of complications - Incorporation of scientific evidence into clinical practice - Promotion of woman- and family-centered care - Empowerment of women as partners in health care - Facilitation of healthy family and interpersonal relationships - Promotion of continuity of care - Health promotion, disease prevention, and health education - Promotion of a public health care perspective - Care to vulnerable populations - Advocacy for informed choice, shared decision making, and the right to self-determination - Integration of cultural humility - Incorporation of evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies in education and practice - Skillful communication, guidance, and counseling - Therapeutic value of human presence - Collaboration with other members of the interprofessional health care team."

Public Speaking
Leadership; Midwifery Practice

Information for Referring Providers

Research Interest for Referring Providers
Interprofessional Collaboration, Teamwork, Health Care Outcomes, Perinatal Quality Measurement, Health Systems Research

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