Jennifer Doering, Ph.D., RN
Assistant professor of nursing, UW-Milwaukee
Dr. Doering studies how sleep deprivation affects depression in urban women after childbirth. She has also conducted qualitative and quantitative studies on fatigue and depression symptoms in lower-income urban women, and she led an interdisciplinary effort to study maternal mental health in mothers who have young children with special needs. This included the development and implementation of a community-based depression-screening program within an early intervention program.
Her interests include postpartum nursing, maternal health, feminist theory, and nursing philosophy. Dr. Doering teaches research in the doctoral program and maternal-infant health in the undergraduate program. Her clinical experience includes obstetrics, postpartum, gynecologic, high-risk antenatal, and newborn care, as well as neonatal intensive care, emergency nursing, and graduate nurse staff development.
She earned her doctorate in nursing from the University of Arizona-Tucson.