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  • Kate Fouquier, PhD, RN, CNM


    Associate Professor of Nursing



    • Phone: (601) 984-6254
    • Fax: (601) 984-6206
    • E-mail: mfouquier@umc.edu
    • Office: Jackson campus


    Dr. Kate Fouquier joined the faculty in 2011 following completion of a one-year post-doctoral research fellowship at Georgia State University. Dr. Fouquier earned her PhD in Nursing from Georgia State University; an MSN from Case Western Reserve University; a BHA from the University of Kentucky; and an ADN from Nicholls State University. In 1996, Dr. Fouquier earned her certificate in midwifery from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. She was awarded 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).

    Dr. Fouquier is an active member of the Mississippi Nurses Association; Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health; Sigma Theta Tau International, serving as Vice President for Theta Beta Chapter at UMMC; and the American College of Nurse-Midwives, where she served as chair of the National Program Committee from 2004 to 2010 and is currently chair of the Continuing Education Committee. She has served on the board of Health Mothers, Healthy Babies of Georgia and the Georgia Perinatal Mortality Committee, in addition to serving as an active member of the Georgia Nurses Association and the United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia. Dr. Fouquier currently serves as a member of Governor Phil Bryant's Blue Ribbon Task Force for Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi.

    Research overview

    Dr. Fouquier’s program of research has been in psychosocial adaptations in pregnancy and birth; maternal-infant attachment; health-care disparities in maternal nursing and adolescent health care. Her dissertation was titled, “INVISIBLE MOTHERHOOD: A Heideggerian Hermeneutical Analysis of Motherhood Among Three Generations of African American Women.” In 2008, Dr. Fouquier was awarded the Maymi Walker Chandler Award in recognition of her commitment to the professional development of women.

    Dr. Fouquier has just completed a pilot study titled, “The Association of Anxiety Sensitivity, Pregnancy Related Anxiety and Fear of Childbirth on Perinatal Experiences in American Women.”