Assistant Professor

(414) 288-4676

Specialization / Certification
Obstetrical nursing, women’s health, community health nursing

Highest Degree
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

Selected Publications

Ohlendorf, J. M. (2013)  Postpartum weight self-management: A concept analysis. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 27(1), 35-52.  doi:  10.1891/1541-5677.27.1.35

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.

Professional Memberships



The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center

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