Highest Degree and Institution
Ph.D., Marquette University
NURS 1001: Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition
NURS 6000: Theoretical Foundations of Practice
NURS 8000: Knowledge Development in Nursing
My research area focuses on weight self-management through the childbearing transition. I am specifically interested in studying ways that health care providers can influence the weight self-management process of pregnant, postpartum, and interconceptional women. In the future, I would like to expand my program of research to examine ways that women’s weight self-management behaviors and early infant and childhood feeding choices interact to influence childhood weight management.
Midwest Nurses Research Society (MNRS)
Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC)
Self-Management and Self-Regulation
Ohlendorf, J. M., Robinson, K., & Garnier, M. (2019). The Impact of Maternal BMI, Gestational Weight Gain, and Breastfeeding on Early Childhood Weight: Analysis of a Statewide WIC Dataset. Accepted for publication 10/30/2018
Ohlendorf, J. M. *Anklam, A., & *Gardner, L. (2019). “I am a Runner.“ A qualitative analysis of women-runners’ pregnancy experiences. Women & Birth. Published online ahead of print 8/11/2018. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2018.07.021
Ohlendorf, J. M., Weiss, M. E., & Oswald, D. (2015). Predictors of engagement in postpartum weight self- management behaviors in the first 12 weeks after birth. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(8), 1833-1840. doi: 10.1111/jan.12640
American Nurses Foundation, Pilot Testing a Technology-Enhanced Coaching Intervention to Promote Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain for Overweight and Obese Women.
Wallace Faculty Scholar Award; Pilot Testing a Technology-Enhanced Coaching Intervention to Promote Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain for Overweight and Obese Women.