• Affiliated Faculty, Latin American Studies, National Resource Center
  • Assistant Professor Emerita, College Of Nursing


  • PhD, Nursing , University of Utah. Project: A Study of the Latina Paradox in Utah
  • MBA, School of Business, University of Utah
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, College of Nursing, University of Utah
  • MS, CNM, College of Nursing , University of Utah. Project: Postpartum Blood Loss Among Navajo Women
  • BS, Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Southern Maine


Jane M. Dyer received a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine, and from the University of Utah an MS (Midwifery), MBA and PhD (Nursing).  For over ten years, she served as the Director of the Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Utah, helping to achieve a top ten ranking for the program and has served as a faculty member for the NMW/WHNP Program.  Dr. Dyer has practiced full scope midwifery in private / group, hospital / out-of-hospital birth center settings. Dr. Dyer is Fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), is the Region VI Representative to the ACNM Board of Directors, a member of the ACNM Division of Research, and the Southwest Area Educators.  She has served on the Boards of Directors of community organizations to assist in meeting the health needs of the underserved.  With an interdisciplinary team, she holds the Belle S. Spafford Endowed Chair from the College of Social Work. Successfully receiving HRSA Advanced Nursing Education funding,  Her research areas of interest include refugee, immigrant, ethnic and minority health, Latino health, community based research, and perinatal / women's health issues.


Belle Spafford Endowed Chair


Vice President Clinical and Translational Science Scholar


‚ÄčFounding member Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers


Nurse midwife for over 30 years, practiced full scope midwifery iprivate / group, hospital / out-of-hospital birth center settings


Fellow and member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, a member of the ACNM Division of Research, a former member of the Directors of Midwifery Education and the Southwest Area Educators.


Eleven years as Program Director of the Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health NP Program ranked in the top ten in the country


Received a total of over $2 million in Advanced Nursing Education, Health Resources and Services Administration


Co-founder of Women’s Health Research Affinity Group, College of Nursing


Co-developer of interdisciplinary, international course – Understanding Education, Healthcare and Social Services of Mexico