About Dr. Jill

2013-11-11 20.27.07Dr. Jill Diana Chasse is a perinatal epidemiologist and Doctor of Public Health(DrPH). She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Behavior, a Master of Public Administration in Public Health and Project Management, a Master of Science in Psychology (ABD for a PhD in psychology) and a PhD in Health Administration.  

Dr. Chasse was certified as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist in 1996 by the International Association for Counselors and Therapists (IACT).

Certified Family Planning Counselor (2013) through USAID and Johns Hopkins. 

Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (2010) through UVA Medical School

Certified “Parenting With Dignity” Facilitator through the Bledsoe Foundation. (2005)

Jill has also had extensive training a birth doula with CAPPA, and has studied midwifery at both Ancient Arts Midwifery Institute and Institute of Holistic Midwifery assisting at over 100 births. 

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Dr. Chasse has worked as a Perinatal Psychologist, Consultant, and Intern Midwife. She has also worked in Maternal/ Perinatal Epidemiology reviewing current research, controversial issues, and methodological problems in the epidemiology of maternal and perinatal health issues such as complications of pregnancy, maternal mortality, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and birth trauma.
epiDr. Chasse has been directly involved with the mother-baby dyad in birth and psychology for over 20 years. She is the founder of BEBE “Baby-Empowered Birthing Education.”  She has received training and certification as a Midwife/Birth Assistant, trained as a Birth Doula with CAPPA, and has studied midwifery at both Ancient Arts Midwifery Institute & Institute of Holistic Midwifery. She is a member of Childbirth & Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), and American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Chasse has conducted lectures, led discussions, published articles, and written several books which have sold in 8 countries.

Jill plays an active role in advocating for improved access to health care services and other health-related policies. She has done research and had clinical time in maternal mental health and wellness, developmental psychology and perinatal loss.

Currently, she’s involved with the social, psychosocial and biologic risk factors for maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality including preterm birth among women in a variety of SES and environmental settings and the epidemiology of maternal/child chronic and infectious diseases including malaria and zika.

Professional Affiliations:

American Psychological Association

Birthing the Future- Advisory Board
Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health, (APPPAH)  Communications Committee
Global Maternal/Child Health Association
International Association of Counselors and Therapists
La Leche League International
National Association of the Education of Young Children
World Association of Infant Mental Health
American Society of Public Administrators
Founder and Moderator of Perinatal Psychology international professional development and support group

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