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

Elizabeth C. Giblin Endowed Professor in Symptom Science
Graduate Program Director (interim) - DNP, MS-CIPCT
Adjunct Associate Professor, UW Human Centered Design & Engineering
Core Faculty, UW Pediatric Pulmonary Center
President, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Associate Professor

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
  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

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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