Meet the Guests

Sandi Tenfelde PhD, RN, APN

Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the  Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Loyola University Chicago, Marcella  Niehoff School of Nursing.  She is a certified yoga instructor with a focus on pelvic floor  health.  As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, she is interested in health promoting  activities that allow individuals to be actively engaged in maintaining their own health  and direct participation of the management of symptoms.  The goal of Dr. Tenfelde’s  program of research is to explore and test interventions to reduce symptom burden for  women with pelvic floor disorders.  She studies yoga as a mind/body therapy to help  reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence and improve Quality of Life and how post-partum physical changes impact sexual function.  Dr. Tenfelde completed the Sexual  Health Counseling program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2015.  She has worked clinically in a sexual health clinic and currently works in a Federally Qualified  Health Center as a Women’s Health NP. In 2014, she received the New Investigator  Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society to fund her research.

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