Katelyn Desorcy-Scherer, PhD, RN

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: desorcy@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-7485

5121 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Katelyn Desorcy-Scherer

PhD, University of FL-Gainesville in: Nursing Science, 2021
BSN, University of WI–Madison in: Nursing, 2013

My research is designed to promote the health of mothers, infants, and families. Specifically, I study perinatal and early-life exposures with the potential to affect short and long-term health outcomes. My work is supported by early and lactational programming hypotheses that describe the perinatal period as a unique developmental window with the capacity to affect health both immediately and throughout the lifespan.

Research focus areas

Children, Families and Reproductive Health

  • Approaching research with an interdisciplinary and translational lens.
  • Use of preclinical and clinical tools to better understand health status, primarily through investigation using non-invasive biomarkers.
  • Long term research goals include understanding how maternal mental health status and treatment affect maternal and infant health outcomes.