Jennifer Woo Ph.D., CNM/WHNP, FACNM


Jennifer Woo Ph.D., CNM/WHNP, FACNM
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jennifer Woo is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Texas Woman's University. In 2017, she received her Ph.D. in nursing from Loyola University, Chicago. Since 2006, she has worked as a full scope certified nurse-midwife providing maternal-child health care in underserved patient populations. Dr. Woo is also a recognized fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

She currently teaches in the doctoral and master's programs. Her research interests include health disparities, vitamin D in pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy, and biobehavioral research in underserved populations.

Dr. Woo is an active member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Southern Nursing Research Society, The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International.


  • Ph.D., Nursing Science, Loyola University Chicago, IL, 2017
  • M.S.N., Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
  • B.S.N., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2002


Maternal Child Health Care; Vitamin D and Pregnancy Outcomes; Health Disparities

Latest Articles:

Carey, J., Woo, J., Lindley, M., Lewis, A. Z., & Wilburn, B. (2018). A Strategy for Role Assignment in Simulation Using Collaborative Cognition. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(11), 694-697.

Sheean, P., Arroyo, C., Woo, J., Schiffer, L., & Stolley, M. (2018). Prevalence and Predictors of Low Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D among Female African-American Breast Cancer Survivors. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 118(4), 568-577.

Woo, J., Giurgescu, C., & Wagner, C. L. (2019). Evidence of an Association Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Preterm Birth and Preeclampsia: A Critical Review. Journal of midwifery & women's health.


Chapter 2: Prenatal environment: Effect on Neonatal Outcome in Merenstein and Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care 9th edition | Elsevier (2020) Jennifer Woo, Suzanne Carrington, Anne Ambia

Professional Affiliations:

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • American Nurses Association
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Texas Nurses Practitioners
  • International Society of Nurses in Genetics

Honors & Awards:

  • Inducted as a Fellow in American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM) (2019)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Honor society induction (2015)
  • Illinois Nursing Foundation scholarship recipient (2013)
  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient (2004)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International induction (2001)