Martha Hoffman Goedert
Martha Hoffman Goedert CNM, FNP, PhD is a global health advocate, a curriculum developer for health care worker education, an educator, a nurse midwife and a family nurse practitioner. She has been in practice for 42 years, and during the last dozen years, has been involved with life-saving skill simulations globally, training health care workers to improve maternal and neonatal survival. Most recently Martha served in Tanzania with the Peace Corps and Seed Global Health as a Visiting Professor at the University of Dodoma’s College of Health. She is committed to interdisciplinary higher education, partnering with local and global academic service-learning in Haiti, Togo, Mali, Uganda, Kenya Tanzania, India and neighborhoods in Omaha. Martha began her career on the Navajo reservation learning the value of resilience and strength demonstrated by Navajo families in New Mexico. She continues to combine clinical, teaching, and research in service to vulnerable populations 'at the end of the road'. Her activities include prevention of substance abuse, (especially meth), networking with local partners to improve refugee and immigrant mental health and wellness, and proactive education around early bonding and social and emotional development of children. Martha reports that she learns something new every day, especially from her colleagues and patients. She works at the College of Public Health, UNMC as an adjunct Assistant Professor and delivers babies in a busy practice when she is not teaching internationally.