Jennifer Macali portrait
  • Fellow Academy of Health Science Educators, Office Of Sr Vp Health Sci
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing

Research Summary

Dr. Macali’s scholarship interests include wellness and well-being of healthcare professionals and healthcare professional students, integrative therapy for patients, food as medicine, sustainability in nursing education and scholarship in nursing eduction.


  • Bachelor of Science in Education , Health Promotion and Education , Bowling Green State University
  • Master's of Public Health , Public Health, University of Toledo
  • Master's of Science in Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Toledo
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice , School of Nursing, University of Minnesota


Dr. Macali graduated with her MSN in 2009 from the University of Toledo, in Ohio. She worked as a nurse on medical-surgical units in both North Carolina and Utah. After working in the acute care setting for a few years she started teaching at Everest College in West Valley City, Utah in 2012. In 2015 Jennifer returned to school to earn her DNP with a specialization in Integrative Nursing.  She completed her DNP in May of 2017. During her tenure as a DNP student at the University of Minnesota, Jennifer spent time exploring integrative nursing and implementing her DNP project at a long-term care facility. In 2017 Dr. Macali returned to Utah and served as the Staff Development Coordinator at Shriners Hospital. In this role she was able to design and organize educational opportunities for the professional development of all staff at the hospital. In 2019, Jennifer joined the faculty at College of Nursing at the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor (Clinical).