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Hilaire Thompson PhD, RN, ARNP, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, FAAN

Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Personnel
Core Faculty, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
Affiliate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, School of Medicine

My program of research has focused on both preventing and improving outcomes from traumatic brain injury, with a particular emphasis on older adults. I am presently conducting research to evaluate how the immune response to traumatic brain injury is influenced by age and its relationship to outcomes following traumatic brain injury. Together with collaborators at the University of Washington and elsewhere, I am also examining ways in which technology can aid in injury prevention or assist in the recovery process should a traumatic injury occur. I use a variety of approaches in my research, including basic science techniques, clinical epidemiology, and qualitative methods. I am actively involved in professional organizations such as the Gerontological Society of America and the National Neurotrauma Society.


Awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
  • 2018 Excellence In Neuroscience Education, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
  • Protégé Award, Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Fellow, Western Academy of Nursing
  • International Nurse Research Hall of Fame, STTI
  • Fellow, Washington State Academy of Sciences

What classes do you teach?

  • DNP Final Project Planning and Implementation/Evaluation
  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Courses
  • Omics and Symptom Science Seminar

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The UWSoN is a tremendous place to do research and to work with the next generation of clinicians and scholars. This is a supportive and nurturing environment for faculty and students alike.


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

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

Research Centers

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