JESSICA ANN ELLIS, PHD, CNM portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing
  • Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program Director (interim)
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Research Summary

Jessica’s research interests focus on improving outcomes for individuals. Currently studying processes and outcomes of labor induction in efforts to promote physiologic birth and reduce primary cesarean birth rates. Jessica is also interested in family planning and pregnancy intention research.

Education

  • Associate of Business Administration, Business Administration, MiraMar College, San Diego Community Colleges
  • Associate of Science , Nursing , Weber State University
  • Bachelor of Nursing and Science, Nursing, Weber State University
  • Master of Nursing and Science, Nurse-midwife, University of Utah. Project: Water Immersion in Labor
  • Doctorate of Philosophy , Nursing, Georgia State University. Project: Influences of Maternal BMI on Induction of Labor

Biography

Jessica is a Utah native who supports midwifery care for individuals and midwifery education. She promotes the normal (physiologic) birth process through her clinical care and by engaging in research focused on birth processes and outcomes. She believes individuals are the healthiest when they listen to their bodies and engage in their own healthcare decisions through a shared decision-making model.  In her free time Jessica enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking and skiing. She loves living in Utah and playing in the mountains. Jessica is married, with two grown sons, two grand babies and two Labrador retrievers.