Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, Alum
MSN, University of Arizona-Tucson
BS, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
Jennifer Doering is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College Of Nursing. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a M.S.N. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Doering studies how sleep deprivation affects depression in urban women after childbirth. Previous research includes qualitative and quantitative studies on fatigue and depression symptoms in lower-income urban women. In another study, she led an interdisciplinary effort to study maternal mental health in mothers who have young children with special needs. This effort included the development and implementation of a community-based depression screening program within an early intervention program. Dr. Doering has special interests in postpartum nursing, maternal health, feminist theory, and nursing philosophy. She teaches maternal-infant health within the undergraduate program, and research and acute and chronic conditions in childbearing families in the doctoral program. Dr. Doering's clinical experience includes obstetrics, postpartum, gynecologic, high-risk antenatal, newborn, neonatal intensive care, emergency nursing, and graduate nurse staff development. She resides in Milwaukee and enjoys road cycling, weight lifting, hiking, and reading science fiction.
Runquist, J. J. “Fatigue and Depressive Patterns After Childbirth.” Funded by Midwest Nursing Research Society New Investigator Seed Grant, 7.1.07-6.30.08. ($10,000).
Runquist, J. J. “A pilot investigation of fatigue after childbirth in a vulnerable community.” Funded by UW-Milwaukee Graduate School Research Committee Award, 7.1.07-6.30.08. ($10,000).
Runquist, J. J. “Improving the Health of Children with Special Needs in Birth to 3 Programs through Health Literacy and Maternal Depression Screening.” Funded by Center for Urban Population Health Center Scientist Award, 5.21.07-5.25.08. ($50,000).
Runquist, J. J. “Self-management of postpartum fatigue in poor urban women.” $43,639 for pilot project within a National Institutes of Nursing Research P20 Center Grant funded 9.30.07-8.31.12 under Karen Marek (P20 PI) [1P20NR010674-01]. Pilot project to take place 1.1.10-6.30.12.
Runquist, J. J. Relationship of Postpartum Sleep Deprivation to Later Mental Health in Lower-Income Urban Women. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nurse Faculty Scholar Program. ($350,000). 9.1.08-8.31.11.