Jennifer Pearson, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Jennifer Pearson

Contact Info

Office Phone 218-726-7574

Office Address:
University of Minnesota Duluth
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812

MD, University of Minnesota

University of Wisconsin-Madison St. Mary's Hospital Family Medicine Residency


Jennifer Pearson, MD, is the Course Director for The Healer's Art and OB Longitudinal Course, as well as Clinical Course Director for the Hormone and Reproductive Medicine Course at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus. She teaches within many courses throughout the medical school curriculum, and also serves as a Faculty Advisor and learning community mentor for medical students throughout their four years. She is the Faculty Advisor to the Honor Council, and serves on both the admissions and curriculum committees in Duluth.

Awards & Recognition

Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year Award: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.



Pearson MD, J., Anderholm MPH, MS2, K., Bettermann MS2, M., Friedrichsen MPH, S., De La Rosa Mateo MPH, C., Richter MS, S., Onello MD, E. (2020). Obstetrical Care in Rural Minnesota: Family Physician Perspectives on Factors Affecting the Ability to Provide Prenatal, Labor, and Delivery Care, Journal of Rural Health.

Pearson, J., Ipsen, J., Sutherland, S., Wegerson, K., & Onello, E. (2019). Risks and costs to human health of sulfide-ore mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 12. doi: 10.1080/10807039.2019.1576026

Pearson MD, J., Friedrichsen MPH, S., & Olson MS2 MBS, L.* (2018). Changes in labor and delivery patterns and outcomes after rural obstetrical service closure. Journal of Regional Medical Campuses, 1(4).

Pearson, J., Siebert, K.*, Carlson, S., & Ratner, N.* (2018). Patient perspectives on loss of local obstetrical services in rural northern Minnesota. Birth, 45(3), 286-294. PMID: 29230862 doi: 10.1111/birt.12325

Pearson, J., Siebert, K.*, Carlson, S., & Ratner, N.* (2017). Patient perspectives on loss of local obstetrical services in rural northern Minnesota. Birth, 00, 1-9.

Westra, R., & Pearson, J. (2016). Obstetrics longitudinal course. MedEdPORTAL Publications.

Emily Onello MD, Deb Allert MD, Steve Bauer MD, John Ipsen MD, PhD, Margaret Saracino MD, Kris Wegerson MD, Douglas Wendland MD, MPH, Jennifer Pearson MD. "Sulfide Mining and Human Health: What Physicians Need to Know." Minnesota Medicine. Nov/Dec. 2016, pp.51-55.

J. Pearson, MD, R. Westra DO, MPH. "Early Course in Obstetrics Increases Likelihood of Practice Including Obstetrics." Family Medicine, Oct. 2016, 48(9), pp. 712-716

J. Pearson, MD. "Teaching the Art of Healing." Minnesota Medicine, April 2009, pp. 38-39

R. Westra, DO, MPH; I Haller, PhD, MS; J Adams, MD; B Peterson; J Pearson, MD. "Early introduction to pregnancy care and delivery for medical students." Medical Student Education, 2008, 40:1.

Susan Maas. "Teaching the Art of Healing." University of Minnesota Medical Bulletin, Spring 2014, p. 23

Westra R, DO, Pearson J, MD. "Obstetrics Longitudinal Course." MedEdPORTAL Publications, 2016. Available from: