Meet Our Students

Doctor Of Philosophy StudentsPhD students

Whether their research focus is pediatrics or geriatrics, fibromyalgia or education, PhD students at the OHSU School of Nursing find time to be involved in a variety of activities both professionally and personally.

Click the links below to meet some of our students and learn more about their research interests, professional involvement, and funding opportunities.

Patricia Barfield, M.S.N., M.N., A.P.R.N.-B.C., P.M.H.N.P. - Child/Adolescent Mental Health in Rural Communities

Sara Basilia Basin, B.S., R.N.-B.C. - Community Health, Gerontology, Transitions, Leadership

Julie Bidwell, R.N., B.S.N., Community Health, Gerontology, Transitions, Leadership

Quin Denfeld, R.N., B.S.N. - Heart Failure, Symptom biology, Advanced therapies, Gerontology

Elise Erickson, C.N.M., M.S. - Midwifery care, physiology and bio-behavior of oxytocin

Kaori Donohue, C.R.N.A., M.S.N. - Graduate nursing education, student stress, mindfulness

Kari Firestone, M.S., R.N., C.N.S. - Symptom Management, Chronic Illness, Pediatrics

LaShawn Horton, R.N., M.S.N. - Postpartum depression in African American women

Mark Lockwood, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.C. - Transplant, information and communication technologies, health disparities, health and technology literacy

Daniel Mick, R.N., B.S.N. - Appetite, nutrition, obesity, gerontology, symptom management, social isolation

Lyndsey Miller, R.N., B.S.N. - Gerontology, Dementia, Symptom Management, Family Caregivers

Paula JJ Nagy, R.N., M.N. - Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Chronic Illness

Mayumi Negishi, R.N., M.P.H. - Nursing education, clinical learning environment

Margaret Rising, J.D., M.Agr., B.S.N., B.A., C.H.P.R.N., C.M.S.R.N. - end-of-life, hospice, communication, decision making, cancer, marginalized populations, Mexican Americans

Diane Solomon, MSN, CNM, PMHNP.  - Gerontology, hospice, mother-daughter dyads, caregiving

Aaron Tabacco, BSN, RN. Family Nursing. Fathers & Children with Special Needs. ADHD.