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Dwenda Gjerdingen, MD, MS

Dr. Dwenda Gjerdingen




St. Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency


Postpartum depression, women’s health


MD, MS, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Bethesda Lutheran Hospital Family Medicine Residency
(now St. Joseph's Hospital program)

Bio Summary

Gjerdingen has more than two decades of experience and productivity in women’s health research, most recently testing an NIH-funded stepped collaborative care intervention for postpartum depression. As a faculty member at the University of Minnesota St. Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Gjerdingen also teaches residents and medical students and maintains an active private practice.

Contact Information

580 Rice Street
St. Paul, MN 55103

Current Grant

2012-14, NIH/NICHD, co-investigator, "Work During Pregnancy and Childbirth-Related Health Care Choices, Patterns, and Quality"

Recent Publications

Gjerdingen D, McGovern P, Attanasio L, Johnson PJ, Kozhimannil KB. Maternal depressive symptoms, employment, and social support. J Am Board Fam Med. 2014;27(1):87-96.

Kozhimannil KB, Johnson PJ, Attanasio LB, Gjerdingen DK, McGovern PM. Use of nonmedical methods of labor induction and pain management among U.S. women. Birth. 2013;40(4):227-36.

Attanasio L, Kozhimannil KB, McGovern P, Gjerdingen D, Johnson PJ. The impact of prenatal employment on breastfeeding intentions and breastfeeding status at 1 week postpartum. J Hum Lact. 2013;29(4):620-28.

Kozhimannil K, Attanasio LB, McGovern PM, Gjerdingen DK, Johnson PJ. Reevaluating the relationship between prenatal employment and birth outcomes: a policy-relevant application of propensity score matching. Womens Health Issues. 2013;23(2):e77-85.

Gjerdingen D, McGovern P, Pratt R, Johnson L, Crow S. Postpartum doula and peer telephone support for postpartum depression: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. 2012;20(10):1-8.





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