Skip to main content

Jennifer Sonney PhD, ARNP, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor, UW Human Centered Design & Engineering
Core Faculty, UW Pediatric Pulmonary Center

My program of research is dedicated to improving the health of children with chronic conditions, with a particular emphasis on children with asthma.  As a scientist-clinician, I draw upon my experience as a primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to inform novel approaches to improving asthma outcomes in children by reducing symptom burden and establishing lifelong self-management skills.  Presently, the foci of my scholarly work are determining the cognitive capacity of a child to assume asthma management responsibility and developing and testing family-centered health technologies to support parent-child shared asthma management.  I use a variety of approaches in my interdisciplinary research, including human-centered design, family informatics, behavior change theory, and dyadic methodology.  I also serve on the Executive Committee of my professional organization, the National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.



  • BSN, University of Washington, 2003
  • MSN, University of Washington, 2006
  • PhD, University of Arizona, 2015

Awards, accolades and distinguished memberships:

  • ITHS KL2 Scholar 2019-2022
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
  • Elizabeth C. Giblin Endowed Professor in Symptom Science, 2020-2025
  • AACN Educating Leaders in Academic Nursing Fellow, 2022-2023
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

What classes do you teach?

  • Nurse 589 Application of Theory and Evidence in Nursing Science
  • NURS 517 Pediatric Pulmonary Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology: Clinical Applications

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

I completed my BSN and MN programs at the UW School of Nursing, and am thrilled to contribute now as a faculty member. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by a skilled and diverse faculty who offer the very best in clinical excellence, scholarship, and service to their profession and community.


Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

Picture of  Jennifer Sonney
Main: 206.685.2161

University of Washington School of Nursing
Dept of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
Box 357262
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195

Office: T 415D