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Jonathan Auld PhD, MAT, RN

Assistant Professor

My program of research focuses on the interaction between heart failure symptom biology, patient behaviors, and patient outcomes. A central aim of my research is to elucidate how symptom biology and the patient response to symptoms in people with heart failure differ in order to develop more targeted and effective interventions to improve the lives of patients and their caregivers. Before pursuing my doctoral degree from Oregon Health & Science University, I practiced as a ventricular assist device coordinator, a specialized nursing role caring for patients with implanted heart pumps and their family members. In addition, I have a master’s degree in teaching and taught elementary school prior to becoming a nurse. My experiences as a nurse researcher, clinician, and educator provide a strong foundation to promote critical thinking in nursing practice and to develop an innovative and impactful program of cardiovascular biobehavioral nursing research.


  • BA with Honors, Lewis & Clark College, 1996
  • MAT, Lewis & Clark College, 1999
  • MS, University of Portland, 2008
  • PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington, 2020

Awards, accolades and distinguished memberships

2020     Member, Heart Failure Society of America, Nursing Committee.
2020     Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23); NINR
2018     Finalist, Heart Failure Society of America Nursing Research Award; 2018 HFSA Scientific
Sessions, Nashville, TN.
2018     Ruth L Kirschstein Post-doctoral Fellowship in Omics and Symptom Science, University of
Washington, Biobehavioral Nursing in Health Informatics, NINR
2016     Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Pre-Doctoral
Fellowship in Nursing Research, NINR
2016     Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars Award, Oregon Health & Science University School of
2014     Dean’s Award, Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing
2014     2014-2015 Hearst PhD Scholar Award, Oregon Health & Science University School of
2004     Providence Scholar, Accelerated MS Nursing, University of Portland School of Nursing
and Providence Health System

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What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The University of Washington provides exceptional support for early career faculty to engage productively in research and to develop excellence in teaching across educational programs.



Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Symptom Science
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