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Erin Blakeney PhD, RN

Research Assistant Professor
Institute of Translational Health Sciences
Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Faculty Development Program
Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative

I am Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics at the UW School of Nursing. I completed my nursing training at Johns Hopkins University and worked clinically in solid organ transplant, home care, and mobile health for five years in New York City before pursuing a PhD at the University of Washington School of Nursing.

My scholarship focuses on application of mixed methods approaches to testing and evaluating interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) interventions to improve patient, care team, and health system outcomes in clinical settings. My interest in the IPE/IPCP field and my overall program of research is driven by a desire to improve patient and population health, equity, and outcomes across the lifespan.

I work closely with the collaborators from UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofesional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE), as well as the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS).



  • BA, Whitman College, 2001
  • BSN, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
  • MA, New York University, 2009
  • PhD, University of Washington, 2014

What classes do you teach?

None currently

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

As someone who grew up in rural Washington State, the University of Washington School of Nursing is uniquely situated to help me to combine my past experiences with my long-term research, teaching and service goals.

My liberal arts, nursing, and international education degrees, together with my professional nursing and community health background, have been formative in focusing my academic interests on interdisciplinary research and systems-level analysis of healthcare and health policy.

I love that, at the University of Washington and within the School of Nursing there are many who (like me) strive to make a positive difference in the health of the people of Washington State and beyond through innovative approaches to teaching, research, and collaboration with patients, families, and health care teams.


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

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