School of Nursing '98 master's graduate chosen as Alumni Fellow

School of Nursing '98 master's graduate chosen as Alumni Fellow

Jennifer Doyle

Jennifer Doyle, a 1998 graduate of the UofL School of Nursing women's health nurse practitioner program, has been chosen as the 2017 School of Nursing Alumni Fellow.

A perinatal outreach educator at the Women’s Health Services, Summa Health System Akron City Hospital, Doyle is the president-elect of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns.

She has also served as a member and chair of the Public Policy Committee. As part of the committee, Doyle advocated for and assisted in writing two of AWHONN’s position statements: “Criminalization of Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders” and the “Infertility Treatment as a Covered Health Insurance Benefit.” Doyle advocates for development of an AWHONN position statement regarding human trafficking and participated as a member of the AWHONN writing team for a new evidence-based guideline, Diabetes and Pregnancy, which is currently pending publication. 

She is actively involved in state projects and committees across Ohio, including the Maternal Mortality Review Committee, Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Executive Planning Committee, the newly formed State of Ohio Safe Outcomes for Obstetric and Neonatal Steering Committee. In 2015 she was appointed by Governor John Kasich to the state of Ohio’s Maternal-Newborn Advisory Council.

Jennifer and her husband, Timothy, have a teenage daughter, Claire and reside in Wadsworth, Ohio.