Current research

Global health nursing research

Hospital in AfricaThe Center for Global Health Nursing works to promote preeminent nurse-led research to create ethical, long-term, and sustainable improvements to health and healthcare, locally and globally. UW School of Nursing faculty members are involved in research in the USA, Africa, South America and Asia. Global health research projects span all three school departments. Core areas of globally-focused research include:

  • Global is local: Global health considers the health of the entire planet, involving health and well-being within our own communities and cities, as well as those abroad. The Pacific Northwest is home to a diversity of cultures and communities, including American Indians, refugees and immigrants. Our research includes health disparities and vulnerable populations, access to health care, and community-based participatory research.
  • Applied global health systems: Nurses and nursing scientists, as systems experts, are at the forefront of ensuring proven biomedical interventions work in real-world settings. This scope of research includes systems analysis, quality improvement, health systems and policy research, dissemination and implementation science, operations research and program evaluation.
  • Aging and chronic conditions: Lifespan health is one of the pillars of UW School of Nursing research. Our faculty have expertise in aging and physical well-being, care-giving of older adults, palliative care and cancer support. This work is increasingly global, with projects in China, Japan, Russia and Turkey.

Featured publications

The following are recent research by faculty affiliated with the Center for Global Health Nursing.

Simulated patient encounters to improve adolescent retention in HIV care in Kenya: study protocol of a stepped-wedge randomized controlled trial.
Wilson KS, Mugo C, Bukusi D, Inwani I, Wagner AD, Moraa H, Owens T, Babigumira JB, Richardson BA, John-Stewart GC, Slyker JA, Wamalwa DC, Kohler PK.

Improving data quality across three sub-Saharan African Countries Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR): Results from the African Health Initiative
Gimbel S, Mwanza M, Nisingizwe MP, Michel C, Hirschorn L, et al.

Self-Management Strategies for Coping with Adverse Symptoms in Persons Living with HIV with HIV Associated Non-AIDS Conditions.
Iribarren S, Siegel K, Hirshfield S, Olender S, Voss J, Krongold J, Luft H, Schnall R.