School of Nursing and Health Studies

Meghan Eagen-Torkko, Associate Professor and Director of Nursing

Meghan Eagen-Torkko, PhD, CNM, ARNP (She/Her)

Associate Professor and Director of Nursing

Meghan Eagen-Torkko held a faculty appointment in the College of Nursing at Seattle University prior to joining the faculty at the UWB School of Nursing and Health Studies in 2015.  She completed her Ph.D. in nursing with a specialization in women’s health at the University of Michigan in 2015, where she was a Rackham Merit Fellow.  She has worked as a certified nurse midwife since 2009 and continues to practice with Public Health Seattle-King County, where her practice specializes in family planning and women’s health.


Meghan’s scholarship uses a feminist perspective to explore how social structures/norms and life events intersect to affect women’s health outcomes.  Previous projects include stigma management among abortion providers, midwife-physician communication, and the effects of childhood abuse and PTSD on breastfeeding outcomes.


University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
  • PhD in Nursing; Dissertation: Compliance and concordance: Breastfeeding patterns and predictors in survivors of childhood abuse
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
  • MN, Nurse-Midwifery; Scholarly Project: Common ground: Experiences of receiving obstetric providers with home birth transfers
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
  • BSN
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
  • BA, Communications


Courses Taught

  • Critical Thinking
  • Nursing Methods
  • Feminist Approaches to Women's Health