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Ardith Doorenbos PhD, RN, FAAN

Adjunct Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UW School of Medicine
Director, Palliative Care Graduate Certificate
Adjunct Professor, Global Health, UW School of Public Health
Co-chair research operations, Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence
Director, Palliative Care Training Center
Co-director, Center of Excellence in Pain Education

Dr. Doorenbos’ research is centered on palliative care, pain and symptom management. Her grant portfolio is funded by the National Institute of Health: National Institute of Nursing Research and National Cancer Institute and other professional sources. She has sustained record of over 100 peer-reviewed, data-based publications in nursing and multidisciplinary journals.


  • PhD, Wayne State University
  • MSN, Madonna University
  • BSN, Wayne State University

Awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

As a top-ranked research-intensive institution, the UW and the School of Nursing (SoN) provide exceptional support for both faculty and student research.

What classes do you teach?

Palliative Care Graduate Certificate NSG 526, NSG 527, & NSG 528


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

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