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Andrea Landis PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
University of Washington Leadership & Education in Adolescent Health Nursing Co-Faculty
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Alumni
Board Member of Psi-at-Large Chapter, STTI

Years ago the National Sleep Foundation created a slogan “Sleep: it’s easier than diet and exercise” in the advent of all the literature that determined short sleep duration was inversely related to BMI in adults. I only wish is was so easy in adolescents. This is the impetus for my program of research.

I am an Assistant Professor in Family & Child Nursing department and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholar (2012-15). My research addresses the relationship between sleep and obesity in adolescents. For my RWJF project, I examined the effects of sleep deprivation on body composition, diet, food cravings, physical/sedentary activity, metabolic and endocrine function, and stress in adolescents.

For the past 3 years, I have been serving as a co-nursing core faculty member for the UW Leadership Education in Adolescent Heath Program (LEAH) at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) – Adolescent Medicine. It has provided a wonderful opportunity to be a part of an federally funded interdisciplinary training program, collaborate with individuals from the SCH Adolescent Wellness Program, and mentor nursing fellows with a keen interest in adolescent health.

I also proudly serve as a co-chair for the Society of Adolescent Health & Medicine (SAHM) Nursing Special Interest Group; Communications Taskforce Committee member for the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), and member of the SAHM Research Committee. And Research Chair for the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Psi-at-Large chapter.


Family and Child Nursing


  • BSN, Widener University
  • MSN, George Mason University
  • PhD, Emory University

Awards and accolades

  • Board Member of Psi-at-Large Chapter, STTI

What classes do you teach?

NURS 515 Adolescent Health; NURS 529 Childhood Common Developmental and Behavior Issues

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

I just have to walk outside of the Health Sciences building up toward the HUB or Mary Gates Hall to be reminded of why it’s so great to be at UW. Obviously, it is not just because of the picturesque scenery; it’s because I am proud to be a UW faculty member; to be a researcher studying what I am passionate about and making a difference in the health of adolescents; impacting and inspiring nursing graduate students and future leaders in a meaningful way; surrounded by remarkable colleagues and notable resources at a prestigious higher-educational institution.


  • Adolescent health
  • Sleep
  • Obesity
  • Appetite-regulating hormones
  • Metabolism


Family and Child Nursing

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

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