Gwen Latendresse is an Associate Professor, and the current Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Utah College of Nursing.
Dr. Latendresse’s 40-year nursing career encompasses research, academia, education, practice, and service. She is the PI for funded research projects (NINR and state of Utah), leading interdisciplinary teams to identify evidence-based telehealth interventions that increase access to mental health services for childbearing women in rural and low-resource communities who experience perinatal depression. She chairs the Maternal Mental Health Committee of the Utah Women and Newborn Quality Collaborative, positively affecting care for nearly 50,000 childbearing women each year in Utah. Dr. Latendresse is the Director of a HRSA-funded Advanced Nursing Education Workforce project, which prepares rural APRN students to deliver primary care in those same communities post-graduation. As a former Assistant Dean and a current Associate Dean for Academic Programs, she positively influences the education of 300 plus undergraduate and 130 plus MS, DNP, and PhD graduate students annually. In recognition of her contributions as an education leader, she was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Health Sciences Educators. She received awards for Best Article of the Year, the Top 5 Most Downloaded Articles, and Peer Reviewer of the Year. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Nurse Midwives, for her excellence in research and service.
Dr. Latendresse received her ADN from Middle Tennessee State University, her BSN from Metropolitan State University in Denver, and her MS and PhD degrees from the University of Utah.