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Mayumi Willgerodt PhD, MPH, FAAN, FNASN, RN

Associate Professor / Vice Chair of Education
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE)
Faculty, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health
Editorial Board Panel Member, Journal of School Nursing
Research Advisory Board Member, National Association of School Nurses

Dr. Willgerodt is Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing at the University of Washington and affiliate faculty in the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Research and Practice (CHSIE). Dr. Willgerodt’s research and scholarly foci are centered around school health, school nursing and interprofessional (IP) education and collaborative practice (CP) as a means to impact health outcomes in youth, particularly with vulnerable and minority populations. In 2018, Dr. Willgerodt and colleagues published the first nationally representative study on the school nursing workforce which illuminated the need for leveraging the professional expertise of school nurses to strengthen interprofessional care coordination and maximize efficiencies across systems of care. In addition to school nursing workforce and services delivery, Dr. Willgerodt has led several teams on HRSA-funded grants to increase the nursing workforce with an emphasis on IPCP. She has developed, facilitated, and led IP curricula and training activities for students and faculty and provides consultation nationally and internationally on integrating IP curricula into both didactic and clinical settings.


Dr. Willgerodt is faculty on the MCH-funded Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Training Grant at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is also a Master Team STEPPS trainer and has expertise in communication, group facilitation and focus groups. Dr. Willgerodt is a member of the 2013-15 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar cohort.


Prior to her current position, Dr. Willgerodt was on faculty at Rush University in Chicago and most recently the Director of Graduate Studies at UW Bothell where she oversaw the growth of graduate programming across the campus. She is a member of the editorial panel of the Journal of School Nursing and was the founding associate editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice from 2014-2016. She also serves on the Research Advisory Board for National Association of School Nurses. Dr. Willgerodt is commtted to supporting and mentoring nurses at all levels and participates in efforts to diversify the nursing workforce.


In 2019, Dr. Willgerodt was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurses, and in 2020, as a Fellow in the National Association of School Nurses.


  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MPH/MS, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BSN, Georgetown University

Awards and accolades

  • Macy Faculty Scholar (2013-2015), Josiah Macy Jr Foundation
  • Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology (team) (2017), Nominee, University of Washington
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurses
  • Fellow, National Association of School Nurses

What classes do you teach?


What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The commitment to excellence and equity but most importantly, the students. I love working with, and learning from our incredibly bright and forward-thinking students.


  • School health
  • School nursing
  • Student/family centered care
  • Interprofessional education
  • Collaborative practice
  • Team training


Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Research Areas

  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

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