Welcome

Hi! I'm Dr. Amy L. Gilliland, an independent PhD researcher and educator.  My joy is taking research and making it useful for people -  in a wide variety of ways! 

If you are a doula or nurse, you'll enjoy reading my books, reading my free blog, discovering more about my doula research, and becoming a member to download journal research articles!  I also offer one on one consulting

If you are a policy maker, go here for suggested resources.  If you are planning an event, visit my courses page for retreat and conference session options!  If you are a graduate student seeking a committee member or potential research collaborator, learn more about that here! Don't miss my new book, The Heart of the Doula: Essentials for Practice and Life.

What Do I Have To Share?

The Doula Blog

Blog Posts
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Measuring Our Client's Birth Trauma: A Valid Screening Tool for Doulas
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Why I Left DONA After 25 Years
Fabric cutouts create the image of a black woman's head on an orange background. A few lines of poetry radiate from her head, urging peace and united confrontation together.
We CAN All DO This! Five Ways White Doulas Can Heal Racial Inequities

Feedback from Dr. Gilliland's Course Participants

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  • We had a diverse group with people with advanced degrees and others who had barely graduated high school.  But Dr. Gilliland reached each one of them with her message – she really knows how to communicate with all kinds of people and teach that… More

  • “Amy takes large amounts of research and makes it so I can understand it and use it in my practice. I’m so thankful for what she can do!”  - Janice Banther, birth doula trainer and founder of Birth Behind Bars

  • “Amy has the heart of a doula and the brain of a doctor.” - Cristin Pascucci, founder of Birth Monopoly and Birth Allowed Radio