Dr. Nastassia Davis

Institute Advisory Committee (past)

Dr. Nastassia Davis is a licensed registered nurse with over 15 years’ experience in maternal & child health and perinatal nursing. To compliment her nursing background, she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2009.  Most recently, Nastassia was appointed to assistant professor of nursing at Montclair State University.  Over her career Nastassia developed a passion for eliminating disparities in black infant and maternal health.  In 2018 she went on to found a nonprofit, the Perinatal Health Equity Foundation where she serves as the executive director.  Through the nonprofit Nastassia established Sistahs Who Breastfed, a breastfeeding support group for black women which operates in several NJ cities.  She has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from American Sentinel University, a Masters of Science in Nursing education from Mercy College, and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the college of New Rochelle,  She is active in several committees and organizations including the Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing and the Black Mamas Matter Alliance.  Nastassia’s research and clinical interest include implicit bias/racism in healthcare, breastfeeding in the black community, obstetrical violence, high risk OB, and reproductive justice.