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Associate Professor - DNP-PMHNP Track Lead


My program of research focuses on brainwave entrainment for the management of hyper-arousal related health conditions such as insomnia and hypertension. I am currently conducting research to evaluate the effectiveness of the slow brainwave light-sound stimulation for sleep promotion in people with chronic pain. My general research interest is in the area of non-pharmacological approaches that empower self-regulation for health promotion.
Teaching: I have taught in both undergraduate and graduate programs. My main teaching role is in the psychiatry and mental health track. I believe in educating the whole person, with an emphasis on developing life-long learners and socially responsible health professionals.
Practice, Service, Community Involvement: Clinically, I am an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My practice philosophy embraces interdisciplinary collaboration model. I believe the patient-provider partnership is the core for the optimal care outcome.


  • 1994, BSN, University of Dubuque
  • 1998, MS, University of Washington
  • 2004, PhD, University of Washington
  • 2013, Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

Awards and accolades

  • 2018 Sandy Eyres Appreciation Award, School of Nursing, University of Washington
  • 2015 Invited participant to the 8th Annual Bedside to Bench Conference “Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging: New Avenues for Improving Brain Health, Physical Health and Functioning”, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
  • 2014 National Institute of Aging, Butler-Williams Scholars Program
  • 2011‐2013 John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow

What classes do you teach?

DNP-PMHNP program



Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science

Research Centers

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University of Washington School of Nursing
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Seattle, WA 98195