Kane Low, Lisa

  • Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM is the Director of the midwifery education program at the University of Michigan where she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and the Department of Women’s Studies. She has her undergraduate degree in nursing and doctorate in women’s health and women’s studies from the University of Michigan. Her Master’s degree in midwifery is from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She held an NIH post-doctoral position as an interdisciplinary scholar in Women’s Health from 2001-2003, also at UM. She has extensive teaching experience, receiving teaching awards for graduate and undergraduate courses. She has been in clinical practice over twenty five years in the hospital setting. Lisa also chairs the committee that oversees the development of standard setting documents for the American College of Nurse Midwives and was a delegate to the National Homebirth Summit in Nov. 2011.
    Lisa’s research focuses on advancing evidence based care practices that promote optimal outcomes for childbearing women. She conducts interdisciplinary clinical research funded by NIH aimed at answering questions about the ways in which women can best be supported during the process of normal birth particularly during second stage labor. She directs a model program called Doulas Care to provide volunteer Doulas for low income women and has international projects in Honduras and the Netherlands.