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Frances Likis

Editor-in-Chief JMWH (Off-Site)

Francie became the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH) in January 2008. She has been a member of the JMWH Editorial Board since 2002 and served as a Deputy Editor, Associate Editor, Contributing Editor, and Peer Reviewer prior to becoming Editor-in-Chief. She completed her midwifery education at Frontier Nursing University. She also has a bachelor of science and a master of science in nursing from Vanderbilt University, and a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a certified nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner, and women's health care nurse practitioner. Her clinical experience includes family practice in community health and urgent care centers, and midwifery practice in a freestanding birth center and a large obstetrics and gynecology private practice. In addition to her work for JMWH, Francie is on the faculty of the Vanderbilt University Department of Medicine, where she is an Investigator for the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center and a Health Care Liaison for the Vanderbilt University Study Center for the National Children’s Study.

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