Frances E. Likis, CNM - Midwifery


Frances E. Likis, CNM - Midwifery

Ms. Frances E. Likis reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Ms. Likis is currently a Research Assistant Professor in General Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a Senior Investigator for Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Ms. Likis also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health.

Education and Training

BSN: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1994

Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery: Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY, 2000

Post-Master's Certificate in Women's Health Care: Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY, 2004

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Maternal and Child Health: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2006


American Midwifery Certification Board

National Nurse Practitioner Certification Council

Academic Appointments

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

  • Senior Investigator of the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center, 2012-present
  • Research Assistant Professor in General Medicine and Public Health, 2009-present

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Ms. Likis is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, and she receives honoraria from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Current as of: May 30, 2014

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