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Joanne (Joie) Whitney PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN

Professor Emerita
Associate Dean for Research
Research Scientist, Harborview Medical Center

Prior to joining the faculty in 1991 I received a BSN from Duke University, a MS from University of Michigan and a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. Clinically I have worked in Intensive and acute care as a staff nurse and clinical nurse specialist. I have taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. My current teaching responsibilities include supervision of undergraduate and graduate research projects and Co-directorship of the UW ITHS TL1 Interdisciplinary Training Program in Translational Science and the Rising Stars Program. I serve as faculty liaison for UW Continuing Nursing Education, and for CNE specialty programs: the Wound Management Education Program, the Wound Fundamentals Course and the Medical-Surgical Specialty Program. I am also a Research Scientist at Harborview Medical Center, where I work with nurses to develop increased capacity for clinical inquiry and evidence based practice. My program of clinical research has and continues to focus on the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic wound healing problems.



  • BSN, Duke University, 1981
  • MS, University of Michigan
  • PhD, University of California San Francisco

Awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • Fellow of Western Academy of Nursing
  • University of Washington Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award

What classes do you teach?

UCONJ 599 Selected Readings in Translational Science


What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The creativity and passion for science, teaching and learning among students, staff and faculty.


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science
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