Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS, RN, BC, IL/NCSN, FNASN
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Systems Science
UIC College of Nursing (MC 802)
845 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
The ability to predict educational outcomes from early childhood health, behavior, and screening data is the focus of Dr. Bergren’s current research. She has conducted research in the adoption of technology and adolescent relocation. Other research includes:
-An investigation of the ability of the Minnesota Early Childhood Screening Program to predict educational achievement in third grade children;
-Diffusion of Innovation: The adoption of information technology by school nurses;
-Stress, losses, and gains associated with adolescent relocation: An exploratory study.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Bergren has taught classroom, online or clinical child health and public health nursing for sixteen years at University at Buffalo-SUNY, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Illinois-Chicago. Currently, she leads the graduate course, School Nursing Theory and Trends. Dr. Bergren is a national expert on protecting privacy in schools in the electronic age and the intersection of HIPAA and FERPA privacy regulations in school nursing. Dr. Bergren has been widely recognized for her expertise in web-based and Internet resources for school nursing.
Service / Practice
Dr. Bergren is a consultant to the Second Taskforce on Confidential Student Health Information and testified before the National Center for Vital Health Statistics Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Board for the Certification of School Nurses. Dr. Bergren is a member of the National Association of School Nurses School Nurse Educator’s Consortia Research Committee, and Associate Editor of the Journal of School Health. She was inducted into the National Association of School Nurses Academy of Fellows in 2002 in recognition of significant, unique, extraordinary achievements with broad influence in toward the advancement of the specialty practice of school nursing. Dr. Bergren is nationally certified in both school nursing and informatics.
Current Research Projects: