Joanne (Joie) Whitney PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
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.
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
- 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.
- Wound healing
- Surgical site infection prevention and detection
- Pressure ulcer prevention and management
- Translational science
- Promotion of clinical inquiry in service settings
- Innovative Interventions
- Symptom Science
- Whitney JD, Dellinger EP, Weber J, Swenson RE, Kent CD, Swanson PE, Harmon K, Perrin M. The Effects of Local Warming on Surgical Site Infection. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Jun 30;PubMed PMID: 26125454.
- Zaratkiewicz S, Whitney JD, Baker MW, Lowe JR. Defining unstageable pressure ulcers as full thickness wounds: Are these wounds being misclassified? JWOCN (In press)
- Lowe JR, Raugi GJ, Reiber GE, Whitney JD. Does incorporation of a clinical support template in the electronic medical record improve capture of wound care data in a cohort of veterans with diabetic foot ulcers?. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2013 Mar-Apr;40(2):157-62. PubMed PMID: 23466720; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3591837.