PhD Texas Women's University, Denton, TX
MPH Columbia University, New York, NY
MS Columbia University, New York, NY
BSN Fitchburg State College, MA
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) - American Midwifery Certification Board
EMail: Mary Ann Faucher
Office: #323, 3700 Worth Street, Dallas, TX 75246
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Work and Education
Dr. Faucher received a master of science with a major in nurse-midwifery and a second master degree in public health, both from Columbia University in New York. Her PhD is from Texas Women’s University with a focus on 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. Dr. Faucher is a tenured associate professor.
In 2008, she initiated a doctor of nurse practice degree (DNP) program at LHSON with a major in nurse-midwifery. This was the first DNP program in the school of nursing. Also, the first DNP class at Baylor was the first BSN to DNP nurse-midwifery graduates in the U.S. Dr. Faucher is the coordinator of the nurse-midwifery program and in this capacity she has developed DNP curricula, conducted accreditation visits, and cultivated the programs growth in both student numbers and clinical sites.
Dr. Faucher has more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has authored chapters in well-known textbooks used in nurse-midwifery education programs. Her research concentrates on translational science and the bio-behavioral aspects of health with a particular focus on obesity and gestational weight gain. Dr. Faucher has conducted both qualitative and quantitative studies and has received approximately 24,000 dollars in internal funding. Her research also includes work with community midwives in India involving policy, practice and behavior change to improve maternal and child outcomes.
Dr. Faucher is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. She is a regular contributor to the Review of the Literature column that critically analyses research of interest to midwives and other providers of women’s health. In 2004, Dr. Faucher started a women’s health practice at a volunteer clinic in Dallas; Agape. She currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Faucher is an active member of many committees at LHSON, Baylor University and national committees promoting women’s health. She is past chair of the tenure committee for LHSON. She has served on the university tenure committee and the university research committee. She was recently elected to serve on the Faculty Senate for Baylor University beginning in fall 2015. Dr. Faucher also is a member of a national committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) writing a white paper and manual on inter-professional collaboration. She co-chairs a test writing committee for the Southwest Association of Nurse-Midwife Educators (SWAE).