Dwenda Gjerdingen, MD, MS
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)
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.
580 Rice Street
St. Paul, MN 55103
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.
Lewis BA, Gjerdingen DK, Avery MD, Guo H, Sirard JR, Bonikowske AR, Marcus BH. Examination of a telephone-based exercise intervention of postpartum depression: design, methodology, and baseline data from The Healthy Mom study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2012;33(6):1150-8.
Dagher RK, McGovern PM, Dowd BE, Gjerdingen DK. Postpartum depression and health services expenditures among employed women. J Occup Environ Med. 2012;54(2):210-5.
Gjerdingen DK, McGovern P, Center B. Problems with a diagnostic depression interview in a postpartum depression trial. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011;24:187-193.
Pawar G, Wetzker C, Gjerdingen DK. Prevalence of depressive symptoms in the immediate postpartum period. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011;24(3):258-61.