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Linda Maldonado, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Linda Maldonado, PhD Linda Maldonado, PhD

Assistant Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing | Villanova University


Linda Maldonado, PhD, RN, is an expert in labor and delivery nursing, maternal-child health, and the history of nursing.


Areas of Expertise (7)

Maternal and child health


Prenatal Care

Labor and Delivery

History of Nursing

Maternal and Fetal Outcomes



With more than 20 years of experience in caring for childbearing women, Dr. Maldonado is an excellent source on maternal-child health, pregnancy and prenatal care, maternal and fetal outcomes, and caring for childbearing women in vulnerable populations. Dr. Maldonado is well published on the subjects of maternal caregiving demands, and Latina intergenerational caregiving, and has been an academic guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania for the Midwifery Program. Her current research explores why Puerto Rican women in particular have poorer maternal/fetal outcomes than other subsets of Latina women, and how prenatal care for vulnerable populations can be improved. Dr. Maldonado is also well-versed in the history of nursing surrounding vulnerable women and children.

Education (3)

University of Pennsylvania: PhD

University of Pennsylvania: MN

University of South Carolina: BSN

Select Accomplishments (1)

National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD): Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar (professional)


Select Academic Articles (3)

Maternal Caregiving Demands for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Oncology Nursing Forum

Palma, Erica; Deatrick, Janet A.; Hobbie, Wendy L.; Ogle, Sue K.; Kobayashi, Kyoko; Maldonado, Linda


Latinas and Intergenerational Caregiving: An Integrative Review of the Literature

Journal of Transcultural Nursing

Maldonado, Linda


Lessons in Community Health Activism: The Maternity Care Coalition, 1970–1990

Family Community Health

Maldonado, Linda


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