Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN

‌‌Associate Professor, PPEP
Address: 462A
Phone Number: 410-706-4909
dbingham@umaryland.edu

Education 

  • DrPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • MS, Perinatal Nursing, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • BSN, The University of the State of New York, Albany, New York
  • ADN, Ricks College, Rexburg, ID       

Research

  • 2015-Present, AWHONN principal investigator on a joint study with the National Perinatal Information Center to measure the feasibility of the AWHONN’s Women’s Health and Perinatal Nursing Care Quality measures on immediate and continuous skin-to-skin.
  • 2014-Present, Co-Principal Investigator of a study designed to measure the implementation barriers and facilitators in a multi-hospital, multi-state quality improvement collaborative to reduce maternal mortality from postpartum hemorrhage. The study explored the barriers and facilitators to implementing the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses’ Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Project using a qualitative descriptive grounded theory approach. A manuscript has been submitted to a peer review journal.
  • 2013-Present, Co-Principal Investigator of a study that measured the before and after Safety Attitudes Questionnaire scores of participants of the AWHONN Postpartum Hemorrhage Project. Data have been collected and analyzed. A manuscript has been submitted to a peer review journal.
  • 2013-Present, Principal Investigator for the structure, process, and outcome data from the AWHONN Postpartum Hemorrhage Project. These process data include data on perinatal staffing and leadership fidelity and intensity. Data have been collected and analyzed. A manuscript has been submitted to a peer review journal.

Implementation

Dr. Bingham has expertise in translating researching into action using quality improvement methods. She has developed and led local, state, and national multi-hospital quality improvement efforts. For example:

  • 2010-16: Vice President of Nursing Research, Education and Practice

    Dr. Bingham oversaw the development of and launch of:

  • 2006-10: Project Manager then Executive Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

    During her tenure at CMQCC Dr. Bingham oversaw the development of and launch of: 

    • Obstetric Hemorrhage Tool-kit, Implementation Guide, and the first CMQCC Multi-Hospital Obstetric Hemorrhage Collaborative
    • Elimination of Elective Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks Toolkit
    • Helped form and served on the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Committee

  • 2001-06: Director of Maternal Child Health Nursing for St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals

    She developed numerous quality improvement initiatives. One initiative she developed and led was:

    • Keeping Mothers and Babies Together.

Publications (select)

  • Suplee, P.D., Kleppel, L., and Bingham, D. (2017). Nurses' knowledge and teaching of possible postpartum complications. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.
  • Suplee, P. D., Kleppel, L., Santa-Donato, A., and Bingham, D. (2016). Improving postpartum education about maternal morbidity and mortality warning signs. Nursing for Women’s Health.
  • Suplee, P. D., Kleppel, L., and Bingham, D. (2016). Discharge education on maternal morbidity and mortality provided by nurses to women during the postpartum period.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing:  JOGNN/NAACOG.
  • Bingham, D., Scheich, B., Byfield, R., Wilson, B., and Bateman, B. T. (2016). Postpartum hemorrhage preparedness elements vary among hospitals in New Jersey and Georgia. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN / NAACOG. Doi:10.1016/j.jogn.2015.12.003. Refereed.
  • Ruhl, C., Scheich, B., Onokpise, B., and Bingham, D. (2015). Content validity testing of the maternal fetal triage index. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN / NAACOG. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12763.
  • Ruhl, C., Scheich, B., Onokpise, B., and Bingham, D. (2015). Interrater reliability testing of the maternal fetal triage index. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN / NAACOG. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12762.
  • Main, E.K., Goffman, D., Scavone, B.M., Low, L.K., Bingham, D., Fontaine, P.L., Gorlin, J.B., and Levy, B.S. (2015). National partnership for maternal safety: Consensus bundle on obstetric hemorrhage. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN / NAACOG.. Jul-Aug;44(4):462-70. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12723. Epub 2015 Jun 8. No abstract available. Erratum in: Journal of Obstric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 2015 Nov-Dec;44(6):E28. Also published in: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.
  • Bingham, D., & Main, E. K. (2010). Effective implementation strategies and tactics for leading change on maternity units. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 24(1), 32–42. doi:10.1097/JPN.0b013e3181c94a24.
  • Bingham, D., Lyndon, A., Lagrew, D., & Main, E. K. (2011). A state-wide obstetric hemorrhage quality improvement initiative. American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 36(5), 297–304. doi:10.1097/NMC.0b013e318227c75f.

Presentations (select)

  • 1/2017, Implementation of the National Patient Safety Bundles, National Perinatal Information Center, National Webinar
  • 1/2017, Key Note Speech: Improving Maternal Health and Safety: Stop! Look! Listen!, Rutgers University, Maternal Health Day, New Jersey
  • 10/2016, Key Note Speech: Perinatal Quality and Safety and Implementing the Obstetric Hemorrhage Patient Safety Bundle, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Louisiana Section Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 9/2016, Implementation Effectiveness, School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 6/2016, Bingham, D., Scheich, B., Byfield, R., & Bateman, B. Postpartum Hemorrhage Preparedness Elements Vary Among New Jersey and Georgia Hospitals, Annual Research Meeting, Academy Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 6/2016, Ruhl, C., Scheich, B. Onopise, B., & Bingham, D. Development of the Maternal Fetal Triage Index, Annual Research Meeting, Academy Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 10/2015, Bingham, D., Scheich, B., Byfield, R., Wilson, B., & Bateman, B. A Survey of Postpartum Preparedness in New Jersey and Georgia Hospitals, Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 12/2010, Identification and Misclassification of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California, 2002-04, poster presentation, Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference, San Antonio, Texas
  • 12/2010, Obesity and Weight Gain Among Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California, poster presentation, Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference, San Antonio, Texas

Awards                              

  • 2015, AWHONN Caring Award, 2015 AWHONN Convention – Long Beach, California
  • 2014, Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Washington, D.C.
  • 2000-01, Outstanding Young Alumni, BYU-Idaho (Formerly Ricks College), Rexburg, ID
  • 1994, Thank God for Debbie Jones, Neonatal Parents’ Support Network, Children’s Hospital of New York, New York Presbyterian, New York, New York
  • 1990-91, Nurse of Distinction, New York Presbyterian, New York, New York
  • 1991, Nurse of Distinction, The New York State Legislature, New York Region I, Albany, New York

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Quality Improvement
  • Health Care Safety
  • Improvement Science
  • Translating Research Into Action

Academic and Professional Activities  

  • 5/2016-Present, Founder/Owner, Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement; Perinatal Consultant
    Consult with clinicians and public health leaders on their perinatal quality improvement initiatives that are designed to reduce perinatal morbidity and mortality.  Mentor and educate front-line clinical leaders in order to increase quality improvement capacity.
  • 2016-Present, Clinical Consultant for the National Perinatal Information Center, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2011-Present, Member of the Leap Frog Maternity Care Expert Panel
  • 2016-Present, Member of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation Maternal Health Sub-Committee
  • 2015-Prese, Member of the Maternal Health Sub-Committee, Academy Health
  • 2014-2016, Member of the Expert Panel for Ariadne Labs, Research Pressure Tank Study
  • 2013-Present, Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing