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., C.C.R.N., C.S.C - Heart Failure, Symptom biology, Advanced therapies, Gerontology

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

Ginger Payne Keller, R.N., M.S., C.N.S., O.C.N. - Cancer Care Nursing, Symptom Management

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

Jessica Madison, R.N., M.N. - Geriatrics, Education

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

Laura Mood, R.N,. M.S.N. - Transition to clinical nursing practice. Students/RNs with disabilities

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

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

Diane Solomon, MSN, CNM, PMHNP.  - Gerontology, Jewish practices on death, dying, and grieving

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

Ellen Tilden, R.N., M.S., C.N.M.
- Nurse-midwifery, physiologic birth, group prenatal care, care of healthy low-risk pregnant women