UWM’s School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN, has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy). Dr. Doering is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor in the School of Nursing. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the public’s health.
The Academy is a policy organization and an honorific society that recognizes nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, practice, administration, and academia to advance equitable solutions to the nation’s most complex health care challenges. Academy Fellows, from over 40 countries, hold a wide variety of influential roles in health care. Induction into the Fellowship represents more than recognition of one’s accomplishments within the nursing profession. Fellows contribute their collective expertise to the Academy, engaging with health leaders nationally and globally to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science.
Dr. Doering is dedicated to promoting health equity by leveraging a comprehensive understanding of maternal-infant environments, maternal mental health and sleep deprivation, and the consumer product industry, to generate practical practice and policy solutions. Her research led to changes in the safety labels on air mattresses sold in the United States and to Canada’s 2021 federal guidelines to discourage air mattress use. Furthermore, her input into the design and research of a perinatal psychiatric access line also improved management of perinatal psychiatric conditions at the point of care. Specifically, Wisconsin’s through this line, after triage, prescribing healthcare providers can consult with a perinatal psychiatrist for consultation within minutes during business hours. Branded The Periscope Project, this system maximizes the reach and efficiency of the handful of perinatal psychiatrists who practice in Wisconsin. Dr. Doering received her BSN from the University of Minnesota and her MSN and PhD from the University of Arizona at Tucson. Dr. Doering was a member of the first cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Program (2008-2011).
Through a competitive, rigorous application process, the Academy’s Fellow Selection Committee reviewed nearly 400 applications to select the 2023 Fellows. The 2023 Fellows represent 40 states, the District of Columbia, and 13 countries.
Dr. Doering and the 2023 inductees will be recognized for their substantial, sustained, and significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 5 – 7, 2023 in Washington, DC during the Induction Ceremony on the evening of October 7. This is a historic year for the Academy as the organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Once the newest Fellows are inducted, the Academy will be comprised of more than 3,000 leaders who are experts in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia that champion health and wellness, locally and globally.
About the American Academy of Nursing
The American Academy of Nursing serves the public by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Academy Fellows are inducted into the organization for their extraordinary contributions to improve health locally and globally. With more than 2,900 Fellows, the Academy represents nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia.