ABOUT MARY ANN FAUCHER, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Columbia University, New York, NY
Dr. Faucher received a master of science with a major in nurse-midwifery and a master degree in public health, both from Columbia University in New York. Her PhD is from Texas Women’s University with a concentration in health behaviors and health education. She has been teaching nurse-midwifery for more than 25 years and has been in continuous clinical practice working as a certified nurse-midwife caring for underserved women and families in the Dallas community.
In 2008, Dr. Faucher initiated the first doctor of nurse practice degree (DNP) program at LHSON with a major in nurse-midwifery. And, the first DNP class at Baylor was the first BSN to DNP nurse-midwifery graduates in the U.S. During her tenure as the coordinator of the nurse-midwifery program she developed DNP curricula, led successful accreditation visits, and received a number 10 program ranking by the US World and News Report.
Dr. Faucher has more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has authored chapters in well-known textbooks used in nurse-midwifery education programs. She is an internal and externally funded nurse researcher with a trajectory that focuses on the bio-behavioral aspects of health related to obesity and gestational weight gain. She also works with community midwives in India involving policy, practice and education and translational research to improve maternal and child outcomes.
Dr. Faucher is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health and a regular contributor to the Review of the Literature column in that journal. Dr. Faucher presents regularly at national and international conferences.
Dr. Faucher is an active member of many committees at LHSON, Baylor University and national committees promoting women’s health. She has served as chair of the tenure committee for LHSON and on the university tenure committee and research committees. She was recently elected to serve on the Faculty Senate for Baylor University beginning in fall 2015.