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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.


General Contact

Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736
Email:
nscomm@uw.edu


Faculty: Departmentally - PCH


Wendy E. Barrington, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Social determinants, neighborhood contextual effects, advanced methods including mediation analyses and GIS mapping, physiologic responses to stress, obesity and related outcomes
Email Address: wendybar@uw.edu

Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, FAAN, RN
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Public health systems research, particularly as it pertains to state and local health departments and public health nurses.
Email Address: bettybek@uw.edu

Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA, FAAN
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Public and community health care systems, legislative policy and practice, accountability measures in organizational performance.
Email Address: bb2509@mail.cumc.columbia.edu

Patricia A. Betrus, PhD, RN, BC-PMHCNS
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Depression, women's mental health, violence and aggression, statistics and research design.
Email Address: katy@uw.edu

Doris Boutain, RN, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Health Disparity Research, Critical Theory, Community Health Systems, Worry, Stress and Health
Email Address: dboutain@uw.edu

Helen Kogan Budzynski, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Stress response: cognitive/physiologic interface in chronic dysfunctions and self-management teaching
Email Address: hbudz@uw.edu

Renee Cantarini, ARNP
Lecturer
Research Interests:
Email Address: rencant@uw.edu

Doris A. Carnevali, MN
Associate Professor Emerita
Research Interests:
Email Address:

Noel J. Chrisman, PhD, MPH
Professor
Research Interests: Health beliefs and practices, participatory action research, clinically applied anthropology, community organization
Email Address: noelj@uw.edu

Mary Ann Draye, MPH
Assistant Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Primary health care, health promotion, risk appraisal, coping with infertility
Email Address: drayema@uw.edu

Leona L. Eggert, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Prevention science: Interpersonal and environmental interventions for preventing drug involvement, depression, and suicidal behaviors among high-risk adolescents.
Email Address: eggert@uw.edu

Shawn Elmore, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Psychophysiology of affective disorders, circadian rhythms, companion animals and health
Email Address: sassy@uw.edu

B. Josephine Ensign, FNP, DrPH
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Health interventions for high-risk adolescent populations, international health, primary health care
Email Address: bjensign@uw.edu

Jerald R. Herting, PhD
Research Professor
Research Interests: Adolescence, quantitative methods, social demography, and evaluation research
Email Address: herting@uw.edu

Carole Hooven, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
Email Address: chooven@uw.edu

Beverly M. Horn, PhD, RN, CTN
Associate Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Cross-cultural research with communities
Email Address: bevhorn@uw.edu

Christine Hoyle, DNP, ARNP, FNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Primary health care, motivational interviewing, chronic disease self management, peri-menopausal-menopausal women’s health issues
Email Address: cah@uw.edu

Clark Johnson, PhD
Research Associate Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Medical informatics, research design and statistical analysis, intervention research
Email Address: cjohnson@uw.edu

Gail Johnson, DNP, ARNP, FNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Community-oriented primary health care, global health, teaching methods for evidence-based practice, and nurse practitioner education.
Email Address: gailj@uw.edu

Rebecca R. Kang, PhD
Associate Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Asian and Pacific Islander health, community health, health promotion, early childhood intervention
Email Address: becca@uw.edu

Pamela Kohler, PhD, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Research interests: engagement and retention in HIV care; evaluation of STD/HIV programs and health systems; and HIV prevention and treatment in women, adolescents, and children
Email Address: pkohler2@uw.edu

Yoriko Kozuki, PhD, ARNP
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Adherence to psychotropic medications in population with schizophrenia spectrum disorders; mental health disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Email Address: ykozuki@uw.edu

Kathy  Kroening, PhD, ARNP
Senior Lecturer
Research Interests: Adolescent mental health, adolescents with learning disabilities, mentally ill adolescents and juvenile corrections
Email Address: kkroenin@uw.edu

Rebecca Logsdon, PhD
Research Professor
Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of cognitive, behavioral, and psychological disturbances in dementia, quality of life; healthy aging.
Email Address: logsdon@uw.edu

David Lovell, PhD, MSW
Research Associate Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Criminal justice, mental health, and family support policies
Email Address: lovelld@uw.edu

Diane L. Magyary, PhD, ARNP
Professor
Research Interests: Child, adolescent and family counseling; the integration of mental health and primary health care; coping strategies for children with chronic health conditons
Email Address: magyary@uw.edu

Susan McCurry, PhD
Research Professor
Research Interests: Sleep disturbances in Alzheimer's disease; behavioral treatments for dementia patients and caregivers; cross-cultural differences in dementia onset and progression; successful aging.
Email Address: smccurry@uw.edu

Barbara Burns McGrath, RN, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Research Interests: Medical Anthropology, death and dying, HIV/AIDS, Science and Technology, US Pacific Islanders, community based participatory research
Email Address: bbmcgrat@uw.edu

Shirley Murphy, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Normal populations who experience traumatic events including violent death bereavement and exposure to mass disasters, intervention studies.
Email Address: samurphy@uw.edu

Frederica O'Connor, PhD
Associate Professor Emerita
Research Interests: : Facilitation of goal attainment among community-dwelling individuals with serious mental illness. Integrative primary and mental health services
Email Address: roc@uw.edu

Oliver Osborne, RN, FAAN, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Research Interests:
Email Address: oho@uw.edu

Stephen Padgett, PhD, RN
Lecturer
Research Interests: Health policy; nursing workforce & education; quality and safety; language and gender; sociology of professions
Email Address: spadgett@uw.edu

Betty Pesznecker, MN
Associate Professor Emerita
Research Interests:
Email Address:

Brooke Randell, DNSc, RN, CS
Research Associate Professor
Research Interests: Community-based prevention research with high-risk youth and families
Email Address: randellb@uw.edu

Tatiana Sadak, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Study of geriatric multimorbidity and neurodegenerative disorders, developing models of comprehensive dementia health services, defining leadership roles of nurses in providing dementia care.
Email Address: sadakt@uw.edu

Mary K. Salazar, EdD, FAAN
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Occupational and environmental health, health and safety of agricultural workers and their families.
Email Address: msalazar@uw.edu

Marla E. Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN
Professor
Research Interests: Health Work Force and Health Services Research, Global Health Policy and Administration, Public Health Nursing
Email Address: msalmon@uw.edu

Karen G. Schepp, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Professor, Interim Chair
Research Interests: Coping efforts of families with hospitalized children, family, child, and adolescent psychiatric nursing
Email Address: kschepp@uw.edu

Carole Schroeder, PhD
Associate Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Patient experiences with health care, social determinants of health, social and health care inequities
Email Address: carolesc@uw.edu

C. June Strickland, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Ethnic populations, public health, Indian youth suicide prevention
Email Address: jstrickl@uw.edu

Kristine Takamiya, DNP, ARNP, ANP
Clinical Associate Professor
Research Interests:
Email Address: taka1@uw.edu

Hsin-Yi (Jean) Tang, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Brainwave entrainment for the management of hyper-arousal related health conditions such as insomnia and hypertension.
Email Address: jeantang@uw.edu

Linda Teri, PhD
Professor
Research Interests: Epidemiological and longitudinal studies of dementia and normal aging. Assessment and treatment of behavioral problems in dementia; clinical outcome trials; caregiving interventions.
Email Address: lteri@uw.edu

Elaine Adams Thompson, PhD, RN
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Attribution theory, adolescent drug use and suicide risk prevention, program evaluation
Dr. Thompson is the Sandra and Peter Dyer Term Professor in Nursing
Email Address: elainet@uw.edu

Jenny Hsin-Chun Tsai, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Ecological determinants of health, immigrant health, community mental health, critical theory, cross-cultural research inquiry, program evaluation
Email Address: jennyt@uw.edu

Elaine Walsh, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Suicidal behavior and drug abuse, high-risk behaviors in adolescents and young adults, school- and community-based prevention programs
Email Address: emwalsh@uw.edu

Deborah Ward, RN, PhD, FAAN
Associate Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Innovative approaches to nursing education, re-shaping the US health care delivery system.
Email Address: deborah.ward@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Vivian C. Wolf-Wilets, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Curriculum development, stress management, theory development and memory
Email Address: vwolfw@uw.edu

Phyllis Arn Zimmer, MN, FAAN
Lecturer
Research Interests: Primary health care, health policy, health promotion, nurse practioner education/role development, STD/AIDS risk assessment
Email Address: pzimmer@uw.edu

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