Barbara Camune, Dr.PH.

Clinical Professor

DrPH University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas
Post Master's Certificate in Midwifery, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas
MSN University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas
BSN Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Contact Info:
Office 325 Annex
Phone: 214.820-5491
Fax: 214.820-3375

Work and Education

Dr. Camune, a Clinical Professor, has taught graduate nursing for Midwifery and Family Nurse Practitioner students at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing since 2012.Prior to that, she taught graduate nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her specialty is in women’s health and clinical epidemiology. Dr. Camune teaches didactic clinical management midwifery courses, oversees clinical practice for midwifery students, teaches clinical epidemiology and serves as a preceptor for both midwifery and FNP students in an outpatient gynecologic setting. Additionally, she chairs Capstone projects for Doctor of Nursing Practice students.

Dr. Camune serves on several national midwifery committees for the American College of Nurse- Midwives and chaired the Division of Education, the APRN Committee for the Texas Board of Nursing, and the Parkland Hospital System Nurse Intern Program. Additionally she is an active member of the Baylor University Faculty Development Committee and the Graduate School Curriculum Committee. At the LHSON, Dr. Camune serves on the Graduate Studies, Program Effectiveness, Graduate Admissions, Clinical Track Appointment and Tenure Track Faculty Recruitment committees.

Articles and Presentations
Dr. Camune is a sought-after speaker in many venues. She has spoken at the International Congress of Midwives, the national AWHONN and ACNM meetings, Texas Nurse Practitioner, Texas Consortium of Nurse-Midwives and the Texas AWHONN meetings as well as a variety of local professional nursing meetings. Dr. Camune has written articles on breastfeeding after breast cancer, contraception for adolescents with developmental disabilities, management of pregnancy for women with spinal cord injury, management of pregnancy with fatty liver disease complications, the nurses’ role in shoulder dystocia and other articles relating to professional issues of APRNs. Her research is focused on women’s issues related to disability and environmental effects on pregnancy. She has been the recipient of two HRSA educational grants and a PI on opening a nurse managed clinic for disabled women. Dr. Camune has received numerous awards for her professional service including fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Excellence in Nursing Practice from Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing and Outstanding Alumni from the University of Texas Medical branch in Galveston among others.


Dr. Camune volunteers at Agape Clinic in east Dallas to provide women’s health care to the indigent and underserved women in Dallas. She has been a speaker for the American Cancer Society and chaired many health fairs to screen for cancer. She is an advocate for animal rescue and donates time to the various programs for throwaway dogs, cats and horses with her husband.