Teresa Ward RN, PhD
I have clinical and research background as a sleep nurse practitioner at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where I managed behavioral sleep problems in children and adolescents for several years. Currently, I am the Co-Principle Investigator of a P30 Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management (P30NR016585); Co-Investigator of an RCT intervention that integrates behavior change strategies for parents caring for typically developing preschool children with poor sleep health (HD071937); Principal Investigator of a sleep self-management intervention that aims to provide JIA children and their parents the tools and skill to self-manage their sleep thru technology (NR017471); and Co-Investigator of grant that will examine the impact of sleep deficiency on the acceptance, motivation, and implementation of an internet-delivered pain self-management intervention in youth with chronic pain.
Awards and Accolades
- 2018, Inductee of the Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
- 2017, Alumni Endowed Professor of Nursing
- 2015, Competitively Selected, UW Leadership Excellence Project: Thriving as a Change Agent in
- 2013, Nominee, University of Washington, Outstanding Mentor Award, Undergraduate Honors Research
- BSN, DeSales University
- MSN, FNP, Drexel University
- PhD, University of California, San Francisco
What classes do you teach?
- NURS 201 Growth and Development Through the Lifespan (undergraduates)
- NMETH 591 The Science of Therapeutics: Design and Outcomes (PhD)
- NMETH 801 Practice Doctorate Project/Capstone (DNP)
What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?
I really enjoy mentoring and collaborating a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students. Currently I train and work with several undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines (nursing, psychology, computer science, human centered design engineering, global health) in the development and testing of self-management interventions to improve sleep in parent-child dyads. We actively engage our students, community partners, and children and families in our sleep health promotion research.
|Scholarly work (projects not listed in PubMed, such as books, publications or videos)
2018-2020 Principal Investigator. Sleep Self -Management Intervention in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, National Institutes of Health/NINR, R21NR017471,
2018-2020 Co – Principal Investigator. Role of Sleep Deficiency in Self-Management of Pediatric Chronic Pain, (PI: Palermo, TM), National Institutes of Health/NICHD, R21NR017312
2017- 2018 Principal Investigator. Sleep Deficiency and Symptoms in Youth with Systemic Lupus, Research & Intramural Funding Program, University of Washington, School of Nursing
2016-2021 Co – Director. Center for Innovation in Sleep Self – Management, (MPI: Heitkemper, MM/Ward, TM), National Institutes of Health/NINR, P30 NR016585
2014- 2019 Co – Investigator. Healthy Sleep Intervention for Preschool Children, (PI: Garrison, M), National Institutes of Health/NICHD, R01 HD071937
2015 – 2016 Multiple Principal Investigators. (MPI: Klee, K/Ward, TM). Nursing Perspectives of Sleep in Hospitalized Children and their Parents, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Nursing Research Program
2014 – 2015 Principal Investigator. Sleep Disordered Breathing in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Urine Proteomics, Research & Intramural Funding Program, University of Washington, School of Nursing
2010 – 2015 Principal Investigator. Sleep Disordered Breathing in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, National Institutes of Health/NINR, R01 NR012734
2009 – 2014 Project Principal Investigator. Chronic Illness and its Impact on Sleep, Disease – Related Symptoms and Health Outcomes in Young Children and Their Parents, (MPI: Heitkemper, MM / Vitiello, M), National Institutes of Health/NINR, P30 NR011400
2010 – 2012 Co – Investigator. Associations between Sleep and Disease Activity in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, (PI: Ringold, S), National Institutes of Health/NINR, P30 NR011400
DepartmentPsychosocial and Community Health
- Innovative Interventions
- Symptom Science
- Lifespan Health