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Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

Elaine Adams Thompson, PhD, RN
Professor Emerita
The Sandra and Peter Dyer Term Professor in Nursing

Psychosocial & Community Health
Box 357263
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-8732

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Dr. Thompson is the Sandra and Peter Dyer Term Professor in Nursing in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health within the University of Washington's School of Nursing, and a Principal Investigator for the Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program. She obtained her Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Washington. She has also received funding from The National Institute of Nursing Research and The National Institute of Mental Health for suicide prevention and school dropout prevention research. Her research specializations are 1) intervention and evaluation research; 2) advanced multivariate analytic techniques; 3) measurement and instrument development; and 4) testing intervention theory. Her clinical specializations are 1) family, child, and adolescent psychosocial nursing; 2) suicide risk assessment; and 3) stress and self-management.
As a principal investigator, she participates actively in collaborative research on intervention programs in collaboration with Leona Eggert, Brooke Randell, Jerry Herting, the Field Staff, and Research Team.
Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program
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