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
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
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.