Katherine (Katy) Kissler

Katherine (Katy) Kissler PhD, CNM

Assistant Professor
  • Research & Scholarship
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:katherine.kissler@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-4769

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

College of Nursing Mailstop C288

Aurora, CO 80045

Katy Kissler, PhD, CNM is a nurse-midwife scientist at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. She earned a bachelor's degree in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nursing from Columbia University, and a PhD in nursing science from the University of Colorado. She joined the College of Nursing in 2021 and teaches statistics and quantitative research design. Dr. Kissler’s research interests include labor progress, prolonged labor, and physiologic birth from a person-centered care perspective.

Prior to joining the College of Nursing, Dr. Kissler provided family-centered midwifery care in numerous settings including home birth, birth center, and non-profit hospitals. She has been practicing clinically since 2011 and was a founding member of the Birth Center of Denver, an innovative hospital-owned free-standing birth center.

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor Dystocia/Prolonged Labor
  • Perinatal Research
  • Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
  • Quantitative Research Design

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Nursing Science, University of Colorado, 2021
  • Masters, Nursing (Midwifery), Columbia University, 2011
  • Bachelors, Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 2009
  • Bachelors, Nursing, Columbia University, 2010

  • Certified Nurse Midwife since 2011
  • Registered Nurse since 2010


  • University Nurse Midwives

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