Jane M. Dyer
Jane M. Dyer
Jane M. Dyer is the Spafford Endowed Chair at the University of Utah’s College of Social Work, where her research focus includes refugee, immigrant, ethnic, and minority health; community-based research; and perinatal and women's health issues. Dr. Dyer has practiced full-scope midwifery in private, group, hospital, and out-of-hospital birth center settings.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), a member of the ACNM Division of Global Health, and a founding member of the North American Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers. Dr. Dyer has held a variety of professional, academic, and community leadership positions helping to assure that the health needs of the underserved are met.
She received a BS in nursing from the University of Southern Maine and an MS in midwifery, an MBA, and a PhD in nursing from the University of Utah.
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Resettled African refugee women may experience particularly acute complications during pregnancy, birth, and the child's early infancy. Yet health care-providers and policymakers may not be aware of the particular challenges that these women and their children face. This report, examining women giving birth in Utah over a seven-year period, compares perinatal complications of the African born and a segment of the U.S. born.