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Allison Webel RN, PhD, FAAN

Interim Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Executive Dean, UW School of Nursing
Aljoya Endowed Professor in Aging
Associate Editor, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Co-Chair, International HIV Nursing Research Network

Dr. Webel’s clinical research laboratory focuses on generating high-quality evidence to help people with HIV live and age well, with an emphasis on diet and exercise.  She has spoken and published widely in this area with over 150 manuscripts on HIV and aging, behavioral science, and global health. Her work has been funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, American Heart Association, Gilead Sciences, and the National Institute on Aging.

Building on my early clinical experiences in public and global health, for the past 15 years I have developed a body of research that helps adults with HIV to live and age well. During my pre and postdoctoral work I was trained as an interdisciplinary scientist and have continued to collaborate with, and lead, interdisciplinary research teams. Today, my research lab coordinates the PROSPER-HIV study – the largest longitudinal study to date investigating how physical activity and diet intake impact the symptom experience of adults living with HIV. We also co-lead the EXTRA-CVD study – a multisite implementation science study testing a nurse-led intervention to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol in adults living with HIV and the HEALTH study – a multisite clinical trial testing high intensity interval training on fatigue and physical function in older adults with HIV.



The Ohio State University, BSN and BA (sociology)

University of California, San Francisco, MSN and PhD

Case Western Reserve University, Post-Doctoral Fellowship

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The students, faculty and staff at the UW School of Nursing are truly dedicated to conducting innovative – and often risky- research that improves the human condition. Working alongside them every day inspires me to work creatively to help all of our talented investigators advance their programs of research.

My laboratory has a strong history of mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and international scholars. Those interested in working with our lab should contact us directly to inquire about potential opportunities.


Scholarly work

Webel, A.R.. Lorig, K, Laurent, D., Gonzalez, V., Gifford AL. Living Well with HIV/AIDS. (4th Edition)  Bull Publishing Company, Palo Alto. January 2016.

Oliveria, VHF, Horvat Davey, C., & Webel, A.R.. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Chapter 22). Clinical Exercise Physiology (5th Edition). Ketejiyan, S., Ehrman, J., Gordon, P. & Visich, P. (Eds). Human Kinetics, Inc. Champaign, IL. (In Press)

Articles Written by Dr. Webel for the Conversation 

Blogs written by Dr. Webel for the American Heart Association 


Awards and Accolades: 

2023, Ajoya Endowed Professor in Aging

2018,  Research Article of the Year, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, American Heart Association

2018, Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

2017Third Place, American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year, Consumer Category



PubMed Bibliography (Leaving University of Washington Website) 


Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing


Office of the Dean

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science
  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

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University of Washington School of Nursing
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Seattle, WA 98195