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The UW School of Nursing has a national and international reputation for excellence. An unusually fertile environment for nursing research guides and shapes its baccalaureate and graduate educational programs. It also builds practice that emphasizes leadership skills for the health care needs of a multicultural world.


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

This faculty member is currently not active with the UW School of Nursing.
Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH, MS, RN
Associate Professor

Family and Child Nursing
Box 357262
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

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Dr. Willgerodt joined the faculty of the University of Washington School of Nursing in 2001. She has received local, national, and federal funding for her research on family relationships and adolescent mental health and risk behaviors in Asian American immigrant families. Her research expertise includes instrument development and translation, conducting and analyzing focus groups, and community based participatory research.

Research: Dr. Willgerodt's area of scholarship is focused in interprofessional education and collaborative practice; she has been involved in numerous initiatives within and beyond the University of Washington. She has participated and/or led the development of community based cases for use in IPE, the creation of a longitudinal IPE curricula, and faculty development. She is a member of several grant teams focused on IPE and patient safety and co-leads the evaluation core of a HRSA-funded grant focused on integrating IPE and technology in DNP curriculum at UW. Dr. Willgerodt is also a Master TeamSTEPPS trainer and has expertise in communication, group facilitation and focus groups. In 2011 she was chosen as one of eight faculty at UW to participate in the UW IPE Teaching Scholar program. In July 2013, she was selected by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation as one of five national Faculty Scholarsa two-year program designed to support faculty to lead innovative educational change. As a certified school nurse, Dr. Willgerodt is also involved in school-based health promotion research, with an emphasis on enhancing shared management approaches between parent and child to develop effective self-management skills to engage in healthy behaviors.
Teaching: A recipient of numerous local and national awards for her scholarship, teaching, and mentorship of students, Dr. Willgerodt has been teaching at the University of Washington School of Nursing for 9 years. Her areas of expertise include human development, research methods, and community based nursing practice. She is actively involved in the undergraduate nursing curricula, and is a proponent of service-based and experiential learning.

Dr. Willgerodt believes in the constant evolution of the classroom, adapting her teaching style to fit the needs of her students by encouraging feedback and interactive evaluation throughout the quarter. Her over-arching goal is to foster a sense of inquiry and teach students the skills needed to engage in active learning throughout their academic and professional careers.
Service: Dr Willgerodt is actively involved in the Asian American community, serving on the Board of Directors of local and regional Asian health, education, and social service agencies for over 20 years. Committed to building partnerships in communities, Dr. Willgerodt was instrumental in developing clinical sites in Chicagos Chinatown for nursing students and developing partnerships between the API community and UIC. She is frequently asked to provide consultation because of her expertise in community based and participatory research and has served as a grant reviewer for the Community Research Collaboration section of the California Breast Cancer Research Program. Dr. Willgerodt is highly committed to promoting diversity in both education and the nursing profession and is actively involved in national nursing organizations that serve ethnic minority nurses. In addition, Dr. Willgerodt is a reviewer for several professional nursing journals and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of School Nursing. Dr. Willgerodt provides service to the University of Washington and School of Nursing as a member of the Faculty Council for Minority Affairs, chair of the BSN Curriculum Committee, the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee and is the coordinator of the BSN Honors Program in the School of Nursing.
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