Ms. Fahey was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas and her Masters of Science in Public Health from Harvard University's School of Public Health. After spending a year in England where she worked with British midwives, Jenifer trained as a midwife and received her Masters in Nursing from Yale University's School of Nursing. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in the PhD program in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Her dissertation work will be on the health of women in the year following childbirth.
She has participated in a series of initiatives to improve perinatal outcomes in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. These activities have included participation in the Baltimore Babies Born Healthy Leadership in Action (Baby-LAP), the Maryland Patient Safety Center's Perinatal Collaborative and in the development of Baltimore's 10-year initiative to reduce infant mortality - B'More for Healthy Babies. She is director of obstetric simulation at UMMC. She is a co-founder and current Board Member of PRONTO International - an organization that provides emergency obstetric and neonatal care training internationally.
In the last several years, Ms. Fahey has worked to promote Centering Pregnancy in Maryland, an evidence-based model of group prenatal care. She serves as a reviewer in multiple peer-review journals including the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health for which she is also an Associate Editor. Ms. Fahey has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and has published chapters in textbooks, most recently in Varney's Midwifery, 5th Edition, for which she also served as one of the editors.
Ms. Fahey's research interests include medical simulation including in-situ simulation Health of women in postpartum period Group prenatal care.
Full-scope midwifery practice: well-woman/annual, family planning, prenatal, intrapartum (birth) and postpartum care.