Specialization / Certification
Obstetrical nursing, women’s health, community health nursing
PhD, Marquette University
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
I am currently a doctoral candidate at Marquette University. I am completing my dissertation research which is a study that is examining the relationship between postpartum transition factors, patient activation and engagement in weight self-management strategies. In the future, I would like to further examine factors that contribute to a healthy weight gain during pregnancy and weight self-management strategies that will contribute to healthy weight in families with young children.
Titles of Courses Recently Taught
Ohlendorf, J. M. (2013) Postpartum weight self-management: A concept analysis. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 27(1), 35-52. doi: 10.1891/1541-56188.8.131.52
Ohlendorf, J. M. (2012). Stages of change in the trajectory of postpartum weight self-management. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 41(1), 57-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01323.x
Ohlendorf, J. M., Weiss, M. E., & Ryan, P. (2012). Weight-management information needs of postpartum women. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing, 37(1). 56-63.
Grants or Awards
Southeastern Wisconsin Research Consortium Research Grant: $2,500 to fund dissertation research. Awarded 5/12.
Outstanding Graduate Student, Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Gamma Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau small grant: $5,000 to fund the research project entitled, Stages of Change in the Trajectory of Postpartum Weight Management. Awarded 4/09.