Jennifer M. Ohlendorf, Ph.D., RN

Jennifer Ohlendorf
Jennifer M. Ohlendorf, Ph.D., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall, 316

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-4676

Assistant Professor

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., Marquette University

Courses Taught

NURS 1001:  Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition

NURS 6000:  Theoretical Foundations of Practice

NURS 8000:  Knowledge Development in Nursing

Research Interests

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.

Professional Affiliations

Midwest Nurses Research Society (MNRS)

Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC)

Specialization

Women’s Health

Health Promotion

Self-Management and Self-Regulation

Publications

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.  doi10.1016/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 

Funding

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. 


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