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Kate Fouquier, CNM, PhD, FACNM

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Department of Community and Population Health
874 Union Ave., Room 447

Curriculum Vitae

Kate Fouquier, PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing in 2019 as a Professor. She is a member of the college's Department of Community and Population Health and is the concentration coordinator of the DNP-Certified Nurse Midwifery Option.

Dr. Fouquier earned her PhD in Nursing from Georgia State University (GSU); a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University; a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Health Administration from the University of Kentucky; and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Nicholls State University. Before assuming a faculty role, she completed a one-year post-doctoral research fellowship at GSU. In 1996, Dr. Fouquier earned her certificate in midwifery from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. She received the National Health Services Scholarship Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to complete her midwifery education and served two years in an underserved community as a certified nurse-midwife (CNM).

In 2023, Dr. Fouquier was awarded a $4 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This HRSA Maternity Care Nursing Workforce Expansion (MatCare) grant is titled “Increasing Midwifery Workforce to Promote Maternal Health Equity in Rural and Underserved Communities (MEWS).”    

Dr. Fouquier’s clinical and research interests have focused on the concept of motherhood, health disparities in women’s health, adolescent health, and trauma-informed care. In 2017, she was awarded a $1.3 million HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Interprofessional Collaborative Practice grant. She has also received funding from the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, Teen Health Mississippi, and the Mississippi State Department of Health Title X to support the development and implementation of a primary and preventive health school-based clinic located in a low-income, inner-city high school in Jackson, Mississippi.  

As an advocate for women’s health and normal birth, Dr. Fouquier is a member and a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the Tennessee Nurses Association. Before moving to Tennessee, she served on the Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MSPQC), the Mississippi Maternal Mortality Review Committee, and Governor Phil Bryant’s Blue Ribbon Task Force: Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi. She has several publications in nursing journals and regularly presents her work at local, regional and national conferences.

Jan 23, 2024