Dr. Anita Catlin is a nurse researcher and professor of nursing from California who specializes in perinatal ethics. She has a nurse practitioner master’s degree, a doctorate, and a certificate in ethics consultation. She has published extensively and edits the ethics columns in Pediatric Nursing and in Advances in Neonatal Care, and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Perinatology. She is the past president of the Nurses Subsection of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, past secretary of the National Perinatal Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, past-president of the Sonoma State Sigma Theta Tau chapter, and past instructor in the Johnson and Johnson Maternal Child Leadership Institute. Anita serves as the nurse representative to the ACOG American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Ethics Committee. She is a returning member of the ANA Council on Ethics.
She has been funded by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Nurses Foundation, the National Perinatal Foundation, and Lambda Gamma Sigma Theta Tau for her research in perinatal ethics. In 2001 she received the Model of Care Award for the Neonatal End of Life Protocol from the National Perinatal Association. The National Association of Neonatal Nurses has recognized Anita with the Research Contributions Award (2005) and the Outstanding Achievement in Neonatal Nursing Award (2008). At Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa she co-chairs the hospital ethics committee and serves as the director of research and redesign. She consults in the U.S. and abroad on neonatal ethics, research and end of life care.