Gwen  Latendresse, PhD CNM FACNM FAAN
  • Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College Of Nursing
  • Professor, College Of Nursing

Research Statement

Women's health care providers are increasingly aware that environmental exposures—such as chronic stress, depression and anxiety, intimate partner violence, poverty, poor nutrition, maternal smoking, experiences of racism, and even the microbes living in and on the body - are associated with an increased incidence of poor pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth and low birth weight babies. It is important to increase our understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in these associations, and to introduce safe interventions to improve the health of mothers, babies, and families.

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Research Keywords

  • Bio-Behavioral Research Methodology
  • Placental Gene Expression
  • Maternal Mental Health & Depression
  • Chronic Maternal Stress
  • Epigenetics in the Prenatal Period
  • Prenatal Genetic Testing Decision-Making
  • Stress Reduction
  • Midwifery
  • Psychological Moderators/Mediators of the Stress Response
  • Preterm Birth
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Behavioral Moderators/Mediators of the Stress Response

Presentations

  • Latendresse, G., Bailey, E., Hutton, A., Murphy, H., Thompson, N., & Hogue, C. Telehealth for Perinatal Depression: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Impact of Videoconference Groups and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. ACNM 63rd Annual Meeting & Exposition. Savannah, GA. Poster, Presented, 05/2018.
  • Latendresse, G., Dorn, U., Ozawa-Kirk, J., & Andreason Allred, H. Women Embrace Facilitated Group Videoconferencing to Reduce Perinatal Depressive Symptoms. ACNM 63rd Annual Meeting & Exposition. Savannah, GA. Poster, Presented, 05/2018.
  • Latendresse, G. Evidence-Based Approaches to Detecting & Treating Perinatal Depression & Anxiety. Annual Women's Health Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/23/2018.
  • Latendresse, G. & Ruyak, S. Telementalhealth: Using Technology to Improve Outcomes for Mothers, Babies, & Families. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/24/2018.
  • Latendresse, G. To Be Successful We Have to Understand One Another: Intergenerational Mentoring. ACNM 62nd Annual Meeting & Exposition. Chicago, IL. Presentation, Presented, 05/24/2017.
  • Latendresse, G. Identifying and Addressing Problems for Student Progression in Midwifery Clinical Education. ACNM 62nd Annual Meeting & Exposition. Chicago, IL. Presentation, Presented, 05/23/2017.
  • Latendresse, G., Patchell, B., Hutton, A., Bailey, E., Murphy, H. Finding the Best Approach to Addressing Perinatal Depression. 50th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Conference. Denver, CO. Presentation, Presented, 04/19/2017.
  • Clayton, M., Supiano, K., Wilson, R., Lassche, M. & Latendresse, G. (2016). Simulating Responsible Conduct of Research Principles in Doctoral Education. AACN 2016 Doctoral Education Conference. Presentation, Presented, 01/13/2016.
  • Weingarten, L.S., Helgeson, J.H., Latendresse, G., Tsipis, J.E. The Changing Landscape of Prenatal Testing: Certified Nurse Midwives’ Integration of NIPT into Practice. 35th Annual Education Conference, National Society of Genetic Counselors. Poster, Presented, 09/14/2016.
  • Kaur, S. & Latendresse, G. (2015). The Impact of Maternal SSRI Use on Serotonin Synthesis & Protein Transporters in the Placenta and Newborn Serotonin Levels. University of Utah Undergraduate Research Symposium. Poster, Presented, 03/18/2015.
  • Latendresse, G., Dyer, J. & Wilson, B. (2015). Improving Maternal-Newborn Outcomes among Women with Increased Psychosocial Risk. 60th Annual Exposition and Meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Presentation, Presented, 06/25/2015.
  • Wilson, B., Dyer, J., Latendresse, G., Wong, B. & Baksh, L. (2015). Exploring the psychosocial predictors of gestational diabetes and birth weight. 48th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Conference. Poster, Presented, 04/22/2015.
  • Latendresse, G., Wong, B., Dyer, J., Wilson, B., Baksh, L., & Hogue, C. (2015). Psychosocial Dose Response and Maternal/Newborn Outcomes. 48th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Conference. Presentation, Presented, 04/22/2015.
  • Latendresse, G. & McFarlane, B. (2015). Invited Podium. Scholar’s Colloquium: Biobehavioral, Animal Models, and Translational Approaches to Preterm Birth Research. 60th Annual Exposition and Meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/25/2015.
  • Hellem, TL, Huber, R, Morgan, J, Kondo, D, Sung, YH, Prescot, A, Shi, X, Latendrese, G, Lundberg, K, & Renshaw, P. Preliminary results from a study evaluating creatine as a treatment option for depression in female methamphetamine users. College on Problems of Drug Dependence. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Poster, Presented, 06/01/2014.
  • Latendresse, G. & Deneris, A. (2014). Current Options for Prenatal Testing: Non-Invasive (NIPT), First Trimester, Integrated, Sequential, and Combination Prenatal Testing. 59th Annual Exposition and Meeting of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Denver, CO. Presentation, Presented, 05/17/2014.
  • Kaur, S. & Latendresse, G. The Impact of Maternal SSRI Use on Serotonin Synthesis & Protein Transporters in the Placenta and Newborn Serotonin Levels. U of Utah Bioscience Symposium for Undergraduate Researchers. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 04/17/2014.
  • Latendresse, G. & Anderson, A. PhD/DNP Partnership Brings Waterbirth Option to Birthing Women in a Hospital Setting. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Seattle, WA. Poster, Presented, 04/13/2014.
  • Latendresse, G. & Deneris, A. (2014). Prenatal Genetic Testing Update: Recommendations for NIPT and First Trimester Testing. 3rd Annual ACNM Regional Women's Health Conference, Salt Lake city, UT. Presentation, Presented, 04/12/2014.
  • Hanna, K., Truong, L., & Latendresse, G. Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System: A National Review. U of Utah LEAP Undergraduate Research Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 03/15/2014.
  • Latendresse, G., Rothwell, E., Dyer, J. Cole, E. (2013). Poster: A Qualitative Study of Provider-Patient Discussion of Prenatal Genetic Screening: Is one Minute Enough? International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) Silver Anniversary Conference. Bethesda, MD. October, 2013. Poster, Presented, 10/05/2013.
  • Rothwell, E., Dyer, J., Cole, E., Latendresse, G. (2013). Podium: Prenatal Genetic Screening Information during the New OB Visit: Is One Minute Enough? Second Annual ACNM Regional Midwifery and Women's Health Mini Conference, Salt Lake City. Presentation, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Latendresse, G. (2012). Integrative Health at the University of Utah College of Nursing. Integrative Health Conference. University of Utah School of Medicine and College of Health. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Latendresse, G. (2012). The Fascinating, but Often Neglected Placenta. 9th Annual Colorado Nurse Midwifery Symposium, Colorado Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Denver, CO. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Latendresse, G., Dyer, J., Edelman, L., Pepper, G. (2012). Podium: Supporting Budding Researchers: Developing Innovative Approaches. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. Washington, D.C. Presentation, Presented, 09/2012.
  • Latendresse, G. (2012). Podium: The Fascinating, but Often Neglected Placenta. 57th Annual Exposition and Meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Long Beach, CA. Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Latendresse, G., Ruiz, R. J., Whitlock, G., & Wong, B. (2012). Poster: Associations between Interleukin-10, Corticotrophin-Releasing Hormone, Psychosocial Stress, and Use of Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors during Pregnancy. 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Society of Behavioral Medicine. New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Latendresse, G., Hale, M., Jiang, C., Fitzhugh, M., Callaway, Fung, C., Malleske, D., Lane, R., Joss-Moore, L (2012). Podium: Maternal Smoking Alters Placental 11bHsd2 mRNA & Serum Corticosterone in rat pups. 45th Annual WIN Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Portland, OR. Presentation, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Blackburn, C. & Latendresse, G. (2012): Poster: Differences in Gene Expression in Rat Placenta is Associated with Exposure to Maternal Tobacco Smoke. National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT . Poster, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Latendresse, G., Hale, M., Jiang, C., Fitzhugh, M., Callaway, Fung, C., Malleske, D., Lane, R., Joss-Moore, L. (2012). Poster: Maternal Smoking Alters Placental 11βHsd2 mRNA and Serum Corticosterone Levels in a Gender−Specific Manner in the Rat Pup. 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Latendresse, G. (2012). Podium: Epigenetics: How Unborn Babies Prepare for the Environment into Which They Are Born. ACNM Regional Mini Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 02/04/2012.
  • Latendresse, G. (2011). Perinatal Genetics: Updates on Screening, Diagnosis, and Psycho-social Considerations. Hot NICU Topics – Genetics: Where the Past Meets the Future. Intermountain Primary Children's Medical Center. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2011.
  • Stress Reduction in Early Pregnancy: A Pilot Study. 2011 Evidence-Based Nursing Research Conference. Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Health Care, University of Utah College of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 10/28/2011.
  • Latendresse, G. Podium. Epigenetics: How Pregnant Women Use Information from the Environment to Prepare Their Unborn Babies for the World. Educational Session: The American College of Nurse-Midwives 56th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. Presentation, Presented, 05/2011.
  • Latendresse, G., Ruiz, R.J. Podium: Optimizing Bioassay Results: Developing a Lab Protocol. Symposium on Biomeasures: Practicalities of Nursing Research, 2010 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. Washington, D.C. Presentation, Presented, 09/2010.
  • Latendresse, G. "Sisterhood of the Traveling Genes," Podium Presentation 55th Annual Meeting, American College of Nurse-Midwives, Washington, D.C. Presentation, Presented, 06/2010.
  • Bowers, H. & Latendresse, G. Poster: Validation of a Brief Social Support Measure. 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Missoula, MT. Poster, Presented, 04/2010.
  • Bowers, H. & Latendresse, G. Poster: Validation of a Brief Social Support Measure. University of Utah Undergraduate Research Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Submitted, 04/2010.
  • Latendresse, G., Ruiz, R.J., Whitlock, G. & Wong, B. Podium: Cytokines, Corticotrophin-Releasing Hormone, and Psychosocial Stress in Pregnancy. Symposium on Stress and Pregnancy. American Psychosomatic Society 68th Annual Scientific Meeting. Portland, OR. Presentation, Presented, 03/2010.
  • Latendresse, G., Ruiz, R. J., Whitlock, G., & Wong, B. (2010). Cytokines, corticotropin-releasing hormone, and psychosocial stress in pregnancy. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(3). April, A5-A6. Presentation, Other, 03/17/2010.
  • Latendresse, G. Epigenetics and Gene Expression in Preterm Birth. National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium: Bringing Science to Life. Bethesda, MD . Poster, Presented, 2010.
  • Latendresse, G. Podium: Maternal Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone and the Use of SSRIs Independently Predict the Occurrence of Preterm Birth. Fourth Annual Intermountain Evidence-Based Nursing Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/2009.
  • Latendresse, G (2009). Maternal Use of Mood Disorder Medication Predicts the Occurrence of Preterm Birth. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference/23rd WIN Assembly. Presentation, Presented, 04/2009.
  • Latendresse, G, A Description of Chronic Stress in Pregnancy Using Psychometric Measures. Fourth Annual Intermountain Evidence-Based Nursing Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Latendresse, G, Bio-Psych Stress Measure Associations in Mid-Pregnancy. The American College of Nurse-Midwives 54th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Latendresse, G. Searching for novel pathways to preterm birth: A genome-wide pilot study. Summer Genetics Institute, NINR/NIH, Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Latendresse, G. Podium: A Description of Chronic Stress in Pregnancy Using Psychometric Measures. Western Institute of Nursing 41st Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Garden Grove, CA. Presentation, Presented, 04/2008.
  • Latendresse, G. Bio-Psych Stress Measure Associations and Preterm Birth. The American College of Nurse-Midwives 53nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • Latendresse, G. Bio-Psych Stress Measure Associations and Preterm Birth. Western Institute of Nursing 41st Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Garden Grove, CA. Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • Latendresse, G. Bioassay Methodology: Measuring CRH in Pregnancy. Annual BIRCWH conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2007.
  • Latendresse, G. Bioassay Methodology: Measuring CRH in Pregnancy. Intermountain Evidence Based Practice conference. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2007.
  • Latendresse, G. Bioassay Methodology: Measuring CRH in Pregnancy. Western Institute of Nursing 40th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Portland, OR. Poster, Presented, 2007.
  • Latendresse, G. Bio-Psych Stress Measure Associations & Preterm Birth: A Proposed Study. NIH Graduate Research Festival, Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 2006.
  • Latendresse, G; Murphy, P; Fullerton, J. A Description of Management and Outcomes of VBAC in the Home Birth Setting.” Annual BIRCWH conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2006.
  • Latendresse, G. Bio-Psych Stress Measure Associations & Preterm Birth: A Proposed Study. Western Institute of Nursing 39th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference. Albuquerque, NM. Poster, Presented, 2006.
  • Latendresse, G. Podium: “The Impact of Chronic Stress Conditions on the Premature Birth Rate: Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Health Policy. Utah Health Services Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 02/2005.
  • Dearden, S., Merced, K., Dorn, U., Latendresse, G. Breakout Session. “We are Here to Triumph” – Understanding Implications for Perinatal Depression among Hispanic/Latina women living in the U.S. Postpartum Support International. (conference cancelled due to COVID). New Orleans, LA. Presentation, Other, 07/17/2020.
  • Pentecost, R. & Latendresse, G. Experiences with Technology and Telehealth Among Women with Perinatal Depression. 53rd Annual Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Conference. (conference cancelled due to COVID). Portland, OR. Poster, Other, 04/17/2020.
  • Merced, K., Dearden, S., Dorn, U., Latendresse, G. Invited Podium. “We are Here to Triumph” - Latina/Hispanic Women’s Experiences with Perinatal Depression. Utah Association for Women in Psychology. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/19/2020.
  • White, AR. & Latendresse, G. Invited Podium. IN FOCUS: Maternal Mental Health. AWHONN-UT. Salt Lake City, UT (conference cancelled due to COVID). Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 03/18/2020.
  • Latendresse, G. Invited Speaker. Screening & Prescribing in Clinical Practice: Perinatal Care Providers as First Line Responders in Maternal Mental Health. University of Utah Project ECHO, Pregnancy Care. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/16/2020.
  • Pentecost, R. & Latendresse, G. Association between Perinatal Substance Use & Depression/Anxiety: A Scoping Review. ACNM 65th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Austin, TX. Poster, Accepted, 12/11/2019.
  • Latendresse, G. & Dorff, B. Utah Policy & Advocacy Translating into Programs. 2020 Mom, Policy & Advocacy Innovations Award Invited Webinar Presentation; National Webinar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/18/2019.
  • Latendresse, G., Bailey, G., Hutton, A., Jones, K., Hamilton, T. & Pentecost, R., Tran, M.J. Telehealth: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Rural Childbearing Women. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. Advanced Methods Conference. Washington, D.C. Poster, Presented, 10/18/2019.
  • Latendresse, G., Bailey, E., Murphy, H., & Pentecost, R. A Study of Early Screening and Distance-Delivered Intervention for the Prevention and Treatment of Maternal Depression. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. Advanced Methods Conference. Washington, D.C. Poster, Presented, 10/16/2019.
  • Latendresse, G. Sivaloganathan, V., Pentecost, R. Use of Electronic Health Records and Text Mining to Document Practices in Screening, Detection, Treatment and Referral for Perinatal Mood Disorders. ACNM 64th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Washington, D.C. Poster, Presented, 05/24/2019.
  • Latendresse, G. Jones, K., Hamilton, T. Addressing Disparities in Mental Health Outcomes for Childbearing Women in Rural Communities: Taking a State by Storm with Universal Electronic Screening, Telehealth, and Intensive Training. ACNM 64th Annual Meeting & Exposition. Washington, D.C. Presentation, Presented, 05/24/2019.
  • Latendresse, G. Screening and Prescribing in Clinical Practice: Perinatal Care Providers as First Line Responders. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Conference: Meeting Needs in Diverse Settings. Postpartum Support International – Utah.Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/17/2019.
  • Pentecost, R. & Latendresse, G. Association between Perinatal Substance Use and Depression/Anxiety: A Scoping Review. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) 52nd Annual Communicating Nursing Conferences. San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 04/19/2019.
  • Stucki, K. & Latendresse, G. Barriers to women accessing perinatal mental health care in rural Utah. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) 52nd Annual Communicating Nursing Conferences. San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 04/12/2019.
  • Latendresse, G. & Sivaloganathan, V. Use of Electronic Health Records & Text Mining in Perinatal Mental Health Research. 52nd Annual Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Conference. San Diego, CA. Presentation, Presented, 04/12/2019.
  • Latendresse, G., Bailey, E., Hutton, A., Jones, K., Hamilton, T. Telehealth: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Rural Childbearing Women. 52nd Annual Western Institute of Nursing . San Diego, CA,. Presentation, Presented, 04/12/2019.
  • Stucki, K. & Latendresse, G. Barriers to women accessing perinatal mental health care in rural Utah. Research on Capitol Hill. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Latendresse, G. Northwest Rural Health Conference. Telementalhealth and Perinatal Depression. Workshop. Invited Speaker. Tacoma, WA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 01/14/2019.
  • Cloyes, K.G., Vawdrey, B., Latendresse, G. & Wilson, B. Field of dreams? Exploring empirics of nursing students’ perceptions of DNP-PhD dual degree and bridge program options. The American Association of Colleges in Nursing 2019 Doctoral Education Conference. San Diego, CA. Presentation, Presented, 01/2019.
  • Latendresse, G. Perinatal Mental Health: An Update on State & Institutional Initiatives, Treatment, Resources, & Research. University of Utah OB/GYN Grand Rounds. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2018.

Research Groups

  • Women's Health Research Innovation Team- WHRITe, Research Professor. College of Nursing. 07/02/2018 - present.
  • Technology, Innovation, and Ethics in Reproductive Healthcare (TIER) RITEe, Research Professor. 03/08/2018 - 06/29/2018.
  • Visit My Research Website: To learn more about current and past research projects, Other. 01/01/2013 - present. https://sites.google.com/site/gwenlat/.
  • PORG: Perinatal Outcomes Research Group , Research Professor. College of Nursing. 11/01/2012 - 12/30/2016.
  • WINRITe: Women, Infants & Newborns Research Innovation Team, Research Professor. 07/01/2013 - 03/30/2017.
  • VAMP: The Vaginal Microbiome and Preterm Birth, Research Professor. 02/2013 - 02/06/2014.
  • WHRAG: Women's Health & Research Affinity Group, Research Professor. College of Nursing. 01/2009 - present.
  • DODL: Developmental Origins of Disease Lab: Lisa Joss-Moore Lab, Research Professor. Pediatrics-Neonatalogy. 09/2010 - 02/01/2017.
  • WCI: Woman and Child Institute, Research Professor. University of Utah. 02/2011 - 02/01/2017.
  • OGRN: Obstetrics & Gynecology Research Network, Research Professor. U of Utah School of Medicine. 11/2010 - present.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • The Impact of Maternal SSRI Use on Serotonin Synthesis and Protein Transporters in the Placenta, and Newborn Serotonin Levels. PI: Gwen Latendresse. Co-PI(s): Lisa Joss-Moore. University of Utah CCTS Pilot Funding Program, 04/01/2014 - 12/31/2015. Total project budget to date: $35,000.00
  • BIOURP/UROP project: Placental Epigenetic Environmental Response _ PEER Study. PI: Gwen Latendresse. Co-PI(s): Lisa Joss-Moore. BIOURP & UROP, 07/01/2013 - present. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00
  • Improving the Prenatal Genetic Screening Clinical Encounter. PI: Latendresse, GA. Co-PI(s): Rothwell, E; Dyer, J.. U of Utah College of Nursing Research Committee Award, 12/15/2012 - 12/14/2014. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00
  • Stress Reduction in Early Pregnancy: A Pilot Study. PI: Gwen Latendresse. Co-PI(s): Wong, B.. College of Nursing Research Committee, 08/01/2010 - 07/31/2012. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00
  • UROP Project: Prenatal Tobacco Exposure and Gene Expression in Rat Placenta. PI: Gwen Latendresse. Co-PI(s): Crystal Blackburn. U of U UROP, 01/15/2010 - 01/11/2012. Total project budget to date: $2,500.00
  • UROP project: Validation of a Brief Social Support Scale. PI: Gwen Latendresse. Co-PI(s): Heather Bowers. U of U UROP, 09/01/2009 - 05/01/2010. Total project budget to date: $2,500.00
  • Precious Samples: Making Use of a Repository of Longitudinal Maternal Blood Samples to Evaluate the Associations Between Proinflammatory Cytokines, Chronic Stress, and Preterm Birth. PI: Gwen Latendresse. College of Nursing Research Committee, 10/15/2008 - 10/14/2010. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00
  • “Bio-Psych Stress Measure Associations and Preterm Birth. PI: Gwen Latendresse. NINR/NIH 1 F31 NR010046-01; March of Dimes Foundation; American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation, 09/01/2006 - 07/31/2008. Total project budget to date: $78,000.00
  • Improved Prenatal Genetic Screening Decision Making through Interactive Technology. PI: Rothwell, E. NIH, 03/06/2015 - 02/28/2017. Total project budget to date: $0.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • The PEER Study - Placental Environmental Epigenetic Response. PI: Latendresse, G. Co-PI(s): Joss-Moore, L., Varner, M.. 01/01/2013 - present.
  • Project UPLIFT: Piloting a Videoconference Delivery of MBCT for the Prevention of Prenatal and Postpartum Depression . PI: Gwen Latendresse. Co-PI(s): Jane Dyer, Beverly Patchell, Carol Hogue, Nancy Thompson. 01/06/2014 - 05/04/2018.
  • Utah PRAMS and UDOH Birth Certificate Database: Psychosocial & Behavioral Factors and Perinatal Outcomes in Utah: . PI: Latendresse, G. Co-PI(s): B. Wong, Dyer, J., Wilson, B., Baksh, L., Hogue, C.. 01/15/2013 - 02/02/2016.
  • CDC Pregnancy Risk & Monitoring Survey (PRAMS) Nationwide Report on Maternal Psychoshocial Factors and Maternal-Newborn Outcomes. PI: Gwen Latendresse. Co-PI(s): Dyer, J., Wilson, B. Wong, B., Hogue, C., Grigorescu, V.. 09/01/2013 - 08/01/2016.
  • The Role of the Vaginal Microbiome in Spontaneous Preterm Labor. PI: Sean Esplin. Co-PI(s): Christina Rodriguez, Gwen Latendresse. 02/15/2013 - 02/04/2014.
  • An Exploratory Prospective Study of Water Birth at UUMC and IMC. PI: Latendresse, G. Co-PI(s): Silver, R., Anderson, A.; Birthcare Healthcare CNM clinical faculty. 12/05/2012 - present.
  • Describing Teen Mothers' Opinions and Responses to a Stress Reduction Component of Group Prenatal Care. PI: Latendresse, G. Co-PI(s): Reno, M.. 10/28/2012 - 04/15/2013.
  • Prenatal Tobacco Exposure and Gene Expression in the Rat Placenta. PI: Latendresse, G. Co-PI(s): Joss-Moore, L. Blackburn, C. (UROP student). 01/2011 - 01/01/2012.
  • Prenatal Tobacco Exposure and Gene Expression in the Rat Placenta. PI: Latendresse, G. Co-PI(s): Joss-Moore, L. Blackburn, C. (UROP student). 01/2011 - 01/01/2012.

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Development of lab protocols. Collection and processing of patient tissue samples, including blood, plasma, serum, buffy coat, saliva, and placenta. Flash freeze of tissue samples with liquid nitrogen. Production of copy DNA (cDNA). Long-term sample storage. Conduct of Radioimmunoassay (RIA), Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay(ELISA), & Realtime Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). Measurement of CRH, cortisol, gene expression, and epigenetic modification.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Latendresse, G., Wong, B., Dyer, J., Wilson, B., Baksh, L., & Hogue, C. (2015). Increasing Duration of Maternal Stress and Depression are Predictors of Newborn Admissions to NICU and Postpartum Depression. Nursing Research. September/October, vol. 64 (5), 331-240.PMID 26325275. Published, 09/30/2015.
  • Wilson, B., Dyer, J., Latendresse, G., Baksh, L., Wong, B. (2015). Exploring the psychosocial predictors of gestational diabetes and birth weight. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. Nov; 44(6): 760-771. PMID: 26402777. Published, 11/16/2015.
  • Latendresse, G. & Deneris, A. (2015). An Update on Current Prenatal Testing Options: First Trimester and Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. Jan/Feb, Vol 60(1); 24-36. Published, 02/03/2015.
  • Latendresse, G. & Founds, S. (2015). The Fascinating and Complex Role of the Placenta in Pregnancy and Fetal Well-being. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. July; 60(4): 360-370. PMID: 26255798. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • Phillippi, J. & Latendresse, G. (2013). Infections of the Reproductive Tract. In Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children. 7th Edition. K.L. McCance and S.E. Huether. St. Louis, MO, Elsevier Mosby. Published, 12/15/2013.
    http://www.elsevier.com/books/pathophysiology/unkn...
  • Phillippi, J. Latendresse, G. & McCance, KL. (2013). Alterations of the Reproductive Systems. In Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children. 7th Edition. K.L. McCance and S.E. Huether. St. Louis, MO, Elsevier Mosby. Published, 12/13/2013.
    http://www.elsevier.com/books/pathophysiology/unkn...
  • Latendresse, G. (2013). Genetics In Varney's Midwifery, 5th Edition. Editors: King, T., Brucker, M., Kriebs, J., Fahey, J., Gegor, C., Varney, H. Published, 10/15/2013.
    http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284025415/
  • Latendresse, G. (2013). Book Review; Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond, by Nancy Bardacke, CNM. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. Vol. 58 (3), May/June 2013. p. 351. Published, 05/01/2013.
  • Latendresse, G. , Ruiz, R. and Wong, B. (2013) Psychological Distress and SSRI Use Predict Variation in Inflammatory Cytokines during Pregnancy. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Special Issue 1A, vol 3, pp.184-191. NIHMS ID: 497352. doi: 0.4236/ojog.2013.31A034. Published, 02/08/2013.
    http://file.scirp.org/Html/10-1430322_27772.htm
  • Latendresse, G (2012). Perinatal Genomics: Current Research on Genetic Contributions to Preterm Birth and Placental Phenotype. In Annual Review of Nursing Research: Genomics Issue 2012. Editors: Pepper, G & Wysocki, K. Published, 12/2011.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22891511
  • Latendresse, G. & McCance, K.L. (2011). Alterations of the Reproductive Systems, Including Sexually Transmitted Infections. In Understanding Pathophysiology. 5th Edition. S. Huether & KL McCance. St. Louis, MO. Mosby. Published, 12/2011.
    http://www.elsevier.com/books/understanding-pathop...
  • Latendresse, G & Ruiz, R.J. (2011). Maternal CRH and the Use of Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors Independently Predict the Occurrence of Preterm Birth. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. March; 56(2):118-126. PMID 2142907. Published, 03/2011.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC307709...
  • Latendresse, G., & Ruiz, R. J. (2010). Maternal coping style and perceived adequacy of income predict CRH levels at 14-20 weeks of gestation. Biol Res Nurs, 12(2), 125-136. PMID: 20798157. Published, 10/2010.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC377560...
  • Latendresse, G. and McCance, KL. (2010). Infections of the Reproductive Tract. In Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children. 6th Edition. K. L. McCance and S. E. Huether. St. Louis, MO, Elsevier Mosby. Published, 06/2010.
    http://www.elsevier.com/books/pathophysiology/mcca...
  • Latendresse, G. and McCance, KL. (2010). Alterations of the Reproductive Systems. In Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children. 6th Edition. K. L. McCance and S. E. Huether. St. Louis, MO, Elsevier Mosby. Published, 06/2010.
    http://www.elsevier.com/books/pathophysiology/mcca...
  • Latendresse, G (2009). The interaction between chronic stress and pregnancy: Preterm birth from a biobehavioral perspective. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Vol 54(1): 8-17. PMCID: PMC2651684. Published, 02/2009.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC265168...
  • Latendresse, G. A. (2008).Bio-Psych Stress Measure Associations in Mid Pregnancy. Dissertation, The University of Utah. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.. Published, 08/01/2008.
    http://search.proquest.com/docview/304431524?accou...
  • Latendresse, G; Ruiz, RJ (2008). Bioassay research methodology: Measuring CRH in pregnancy. Biological Research for Nursing, 10(1): 54-62. PMCID: PMC2651683. Published, 07/2008.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC265168...
  • Latendresse, G; Murphy, PA; Fullerton, JT (2005). A description of management and outcomes of VBAC in the home birth setting. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, (50)5: 386-391. PMID: 16154065. Published, 01/2005.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16154065
  • Latendresse, G (2005). Results of the national study of vaginal birth after cesarean in birth centers. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 50(1): 58. Published, 02/2005.
  • Rothwell E, Johnson E, Wong B, Rose NC, Latendresse G, Altizer R, Zagal J, Smid M, Watson A & Botkin JR (2019). The Use of a Game-Based Decision Aid to Educate Pregnant Women about Prenatal Screening: A Randomized Controlled Study. American journal of perinatology. Vol. 36(3), 322-328. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Parameswaran, U.D., Ozawa-Kirk, J. Latendresse, G. (2019). To live (code) or not: A new method for coding in qualitative research. Qualitative Social Work. Published, 01/01/2019.
  • Dyer, J., Latendresse, G., Cole, E., Coleman, J. & Rothwell, E. (2018). Content of First Prenatal Visits. Maternal Child Health Journal. Epub ahead of print. Published, 01/15/2018.
  • Deneris, A., Rosati-Allen, M., Hart Hayes, E. & Latendresse, G. (2017). Migraines in Women: Current Evidence for Management and Prevention of Chronic Migraines. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. Vol. 62(3), 270-285. Published, 05/09/2017.
  • Latendresse, G., Elmore, C. & Deneris, A. (2017). Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors as First Line Antidepressant Therapy for Perinatal Depression. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. Vol. 62(3), 317-328. Published, 05/09/2017.
  • Latendresse, G. (2017). Genetics In Varney's Midwifery, 6th Edition. Editors: King, T., Brucker, M. Accepted, 02/15/2017.
  • Clayton, M., Supiano, K., Wilson, R., Lassche, M., & Latendresse, G. (2017). Using Simulation in Nursing PhD Education: Facilitating Application of Responsible Conduct of Research Principles. Journal of Professional Nursing; 33(1): 68-73. PMID 28131150. Published, 02/01/2017.
  • Dyer, J. & Latendresse, G. (2016). Identifying and Addressing Problems for Student Progression in Midwifery Clinical Education. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. November; 61(S1): 28-36. PMID: 27880865. Published, 11/16/2016.
  • Hellem, T., Sung, YH, Shi, X., Pett, M., Latendresse, G., Morgan, J., Huber, RS, Kuykendall, D, Lundberg, K., Renshaw, PF. (2015). Creatine as a Novel Treatment for Depression in Methamphetamine Using Females. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. July-Dec; 11(3-4): 189-202. PMID: 26457568. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • Hellem, T., Shi, X., Latendresse, G., Renshaw, P.F. (2015). The Utility of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Understanding Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association. July-Aug; vol. 21(4); 244-275. PMID: 26282670. Published, 07/01/2015.