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Teresa Ward RN, PhD

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health
Co-Director of the Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management (CISSM)
Affiliate Researcher, Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science

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

Education

  • 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.

Current Funding

 

Scholarly work (projects not listed in PubMed, such as books, publications or videos)

Current Funding

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

Prior Funding

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

 

Department

Psychosocial and Community Health

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

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University of Washington School of Nursing
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Seattle, WA 98195