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Julianne Zweifel, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She earned her doctoral degree at Bowling Green State University and completed her internship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Zweifel is recognized by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Zweifel’s area of expertise is in working with individuals and couples facing reproductive health issues including infertility, high risk pregnancies, multiple gestation, miscarriage and infant death. She developed a private practice in the Madison area in 1994, began consulting with the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2003, and joined the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2005. Her research interests include psychological aspects of egg donation, decision making processes for patients in infertility and the role of stress in infertility.

She plays a vital role in the care available to patients in reproductive medicine. Dr. Zweifel provides supportive and educational consultations to patients facing complex decisions regarding treatment choices and to patients having anxiety, depression or relationship strain as they pursue their dream of having a child. Patients participating in these consultations can expect to find a supportive environment in which to discuss concerns about the impact of their treatment choices for themselves as well as their hoped for children. Patients can also expect to receive helpful advice on managing the stress and emotions that are often a part of their efforts to have a child.


Health Psychology

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations



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Education Bowling Green State University, OH

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PubMed Articles
Crawshaw M Adams D Allan S Blyth E Bourne K Brügge C Chien A Clissa A Daniels K Glazer E Haase J Hammarberg K van Hooff H Hunt J Indekeu A Johnson L Kim Y Kirkman M Kramer W Lalos A Lister C Lowinger P Mindes E Monach J Montuschi O Pike S Powell V Rodino I Ruby A Margriet Schrijvers A Semba Y Shidlo R Thorn P Tonkin L Visser M Woodward J Wischmann T Yee S Zweifel JE Disclosure and donor-conceived children. Hum Reprod . 2017 Jul 1;32(7):1535-1536
[PubMed ID: 28549124]
Lawson AK Zweifel JE Klock SC Blurring the line between life and death: a review of the psychological and ethical concerns related to posthumous-assisted reproduction. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care . 2016 Oct;21(5):339-46
[PubMed ID: 27388465]
Zweifel JE Donor conception from the viewpoint of the child: positives, negatives, and promoting the welfare of the child. Fertil Steril . 2015 Sep;104(3):513-9
[PubMed ID: 26158907]
Zweifel JE Biaggio B Schouweiler C Lindheim SR Follow-up assessment of excluded oocyte donor candidates. J Obstet Gynaecol Res . 2009 Apr;35(2):320-5
[PubMed ID: 19335798]
Zweifel J Christianson M Jaeger AS Olive D Lindheim SR Needs assessment for those donating to stem cell research. Fertil Steril . 2007 Sep;88(3):560-4
[PubMed ID: 17544415]
Zweifel JE Rathert MA Klock SC Walaski HP Pritts EA Olive DL Lindheim SR Comparative assessment of pre- and post-donation attitudes towards potential oocyte and embryo disposition and management among ovum donors in an oocyte donation programme. Hum Reprod . 2006 May;21(5):1325-7
[PubMed ID: 16410332]