Katherine Gregory

Katherine Gregory, PhD, RN, was promoted to associate chief nursing officer for the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women and Newborns. She previously served as executive director for Women’s and Newborn Health.

In her new role, Gregory will continue to oversee antepartum, labor and delivery, midwifery, postpartum, neonatal intensive care, special care and the well-baby nursery, as well as lactation support and the obstetric nursing float pool.

Over the past year, she has helped advance collaborative governance within the Department of Nursing and improve access for obstetric and newborn patients by implementing twice-daily staff huddles. Additionally, she was a leader in the Brigham’s Baby-Friendly Hospital journey and site visit preparation. The Brigham received Baby-Friendly Hospital designation from Baby-Friendly USA last month.

Gregory continues to work as a scientist and research faculty member in the Department of Newborn Medicine. She was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing and secured National Institutes of Health funding for the milk microbiome project she is leading.

Gregory joined the Brigham in 2007 as a nurse-scientist while also a professor of Nursing at Boston College. Prior to that, she was a staff nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., and New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center) in Boston. She has also served as a research nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, a master’s from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Boston College.