Carrie McLaughlin, M.S.N., F.N.P., C.D.E. Share This OHSU Content

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Instructor/Clinical Site Coordinator
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, SN-6S
Portland, Ore. 97239


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Carrie is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She completed her FNP training at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts, 1999. She was awarded the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship during graduate school for her commitment to work with underserved and indigent peoples. Her post training service led her to rural Siskiyou County in early 2000 where she and worked as a primary care provider (PCP) for more than 4 years with the Karuk Tribe. Her work with the Karuk led to her interest in diabetes and chronic kidney disease. She undertook special training and completed certification as a diabetes educator in 2003. In 2004 she moved to Redding, California and continued working with tribal health. From 2004-2011 she participated in a national demonstration project to reduce cardiovascular disease in Native American diabetics through the Indian Health Service. During her tenure as director, her program received both regional and national acclaim for positively improving diabetes care and outcomes. Her love of the Pacific Northwest and a desire to work within a major university health system led her and her husband, Scott, and their 4 cats to Portland in late 2011. She works in rheumatology specializing in fibromyalgia consultation and care part-time as well as doing clinical site coordination and instructing in the FNP program. 


MSN 1999 Registered Nursing & Family Nurse Practitioner Massacusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA.

BA 1993 Anthropology University of California, Berkeley.


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