The Maternal Infant Outcomes research group aims to improve maternal and infant health outcomes for happy healthy families. 

The group consists of UWM researchers and students from Nursing, Public Health and Computer Sciences with the goal to apply research, clinical expertise, and technology to benefit healthcare providers (nurses, doctors, midwives, doula’s, etc.) with the right evidence and knowledge to apply best practices for optimum outcomes​ for women, infants and their families.  

Our groups uses the PeriData.Net(tm) clinical registry that captures relevant hospital based clinical data to understand the integrity of the data that is foundational to the research, conduct population based ​research using big data technologies to understand how we might implement interventions that benefit the community, mother’s health and well-being, and ultimate​ly the child’s developmental outcomes. We will share the findings of our work via this website as well as local and national conferences and via publications.  

Researchers and clinicians looking to collaborate to address pressing issues of our region and state can contact AkkeNeel Talsma, PhD, RN, FAAN ( or Teresa Johnson, PhD, RN ( to connect and engage in our work. 

Maternal Infant Outcomes Researchers

Alexa Anderson
  • Assistant Professor
Jennifer Doering
  • Head of School, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
  • School of Nursing
Carol Klingbeil
  • DNP Program Director
  • Clinical Associate Professor
Julia Snethen
  • Professor
AkkeNeel Talsma
  • Associate Professor