Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and master’s and doctorate from the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Dr. Doering studies how sleep deprivation affects depression in socioeconomically disadvantaged women after childbirth. Previous research includes qualitative (grounded theory) and quantitative studies on fatigue, sleep, and depression symptoms in this population. More recently, she constructed and tested the feasibility of a self-management intervention to promote sleep and reduce fatigue postpartum women. In collaboration with engineering colleagues, she is building and testing a device to reduce infant death from unsafe sleep environments.
Dr. Doering has special interests in postpartum nursing, maternal health, feminist theory and nursing philosophy. She teaches research and maternal-infant health across the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Doering’s clinical experience includes obstetrics, postpartum, gynecologic, high-risk antenatal, newborn, neonatal intensive care, emergency nursing, and new graduate nurse staff development.
Dr. Doering is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar program (2008-2011), and is a Center Scientist in the UWM Center for Applied and Behavioral Health Research and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin.
PhD Vulnerable Populations Specialty- University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ
MSN Case Management- University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ
BSN Nursing- University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN
Awards & Honors
New Investigator Award (2008, November) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing
Nominated for UWM College of Nursing Teaching Excellence Award
(2008, November) UWM College of Nursing
Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Conference Poster Session-1st place (2007, April) Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care
New Investigator Award (2007, March) Childbearing Nursing Research Section of the Midwest Nursing Research Society
Contracts & Grants
Protective I-SleepPod for Young Infants. , Jennifer Doering, Campbell-Kyureghyan.
Self-management of postpartum fatigue in poor urban women. Grant, Jennifer Doering.
Relationship of Postpartum Sleep Deprivation to Later Mental Health in Lower-Income Urban Women. Grant, Jennifer Doering.
A pilot investigation of fatigue after childbirth in a vulnerable community. Grant, Jennifer Doering.
Fatigue and Depressive Patterns After Childbirth. Jennifer Doering.
Improving the Health of Children with Special Needs in Birth to 3 Programs through Health Literacy and Maternal Depression Screening Grant, Jennifer Doering, Kris Pizur-Barnekow, Paula Rhyner, Timothy Patrick.
Laszewski, A., Wichman, C. L., Doering, Jennifer J., Maletta, K., and Hammel, J. “Perinatal depression algorithm: A home visitor step-by-step guide for the advanced management of perinatal depressive symptoms.” Zero to Three 36.4 (2016): 1-9.
Pizur-Barnekow, Kris, Doering, Jennifer J., Willett, Marjorie, Ruminski, Christine, and Spring, Molly. “Birth-related posttraumatic stress disorder: Implications for early intervention services.” Zero to Three 34.3 (2014): 41-44.
Doering, Jennifer J. “Theoretical contributions to a program of research promoting postpartum health.” Applied Nursing Research 26.2 (2013): 96-98.
Doering, Jennifer J. “The physical and social environment of sleep in socioeconomically disadvantaged postpartum women.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 42.1 (2013): E33-E43.
Haxton, Dawn, Doering, Jennifer J., Gringas, Linda, and Kelly, Lucy. “Implementing skin-to-skin contact at birth using the Iowa Model.” Nursing for Women’s Health 16.3 (2012): 220-229.
Nelson, Laura, Doering, Jennifer J., Anderson, Megan, and Kelly, Lucy. “Outcome of a clinical nurse specialist-led hyperbilirubinemia screening of late preterm newborns.” Clinical Nurse Specialist 26.3 (2012): 164-168.
Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Doering, Jennifer J. “Study abroad as a tool for promoting cultural safety in nursing education.” Journal of Transcultural Nursing 23.1 (2012): 82-89.
Poronsky, Catie, Doering, Jennifer J., Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, and Rice, Elizabeth. “The transition to the tenure-track for nursing faculty with young children: A case study.” Nursing Education Perspectives 33.4 (2012): 255-259.
Pizur-Barnekow, Kris, Doering, Jennifer J., Cashin, Susan, Patrick, Timothy B., and Rhyner, Paula M. “Functional health literacy and mental health in urban and rural mothers of children enrolled in early intervention programs.” Infants and Young Children 23.1 (2011): 41-51.
Doering, Jennifer J., Morin, Karen H., and Stetzer, Frank C. “Severe fatigue and depressive symptoms in lower-income urban postpartum women.” Western Journal of Nursing Research 31.5 (2009): 599-612.
Doering, Jennifer J., and Baker, Linda C. “Narratives of ideology and resistance in women’s experiences of fatigue after childbirth.” Journal for the Association of Research on Mothering 10.1 (2008): 82-93.
Doering, Jennifer J. “A depressive symptoms responsiveness model for differentiating fatigue from depression in the postpartum period.” Archives of Women’s Mental Health 10.6 (2007): 267-275.
Doering, Jennifer J. Healthcare for undocumented persons: What is nursing's role?. 1(2).1 Center for Cultural Diversity and Global Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing Newsletter, 2007: 10-11.
Doering, Jennifer J. “Persevering through postpartum fatigue.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 36. (2007): 28-37.
Reed, Pamela G., and Doering, Jennifer J. “Reformulation of a methodological concept in grounded theory.” Nursing Science Quarterly 20.2 (2007): 118-122.
Doering, Jennifer J., and Reed, Pamela G. “Self-transcendence and well-being in homeless adults.” Journal of Holistic Nursing 25.1 (2007): 5-13.
Doering, Jennifer J., Kerns, Roni D., Fee, Sharon S., Han, M., and Glittenberg, Joanne. “A co-created learning process in a doctoral seminar.” Journal of Nursing Education 45.1 (2006): 32-34.