Kari Firestone, M.S., R.N., C.N.S.

Kari Firestone

PhD candidate, OHSU School of Nursing

Lives in:
Loma Linda, CA
Student Status:
Employment during program:
Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University
Dissertation Committee:
Kim D. Jones, R.Nc., Ph.D., F.N.P., F.A.A.N.
Anna Wilson, Ph.D.
Nathan Dieckmann, Ph.D.


Focus Areas

Pediatrics, Symptom management, Chronic Illness

Dissertation Topic

Effects of a complementary alternative therapy (CAM) based yoga exercise program in adolescents with chronic widespread pain.

Funding Sources

Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN), 2014 Corrine Barnes Research Grant
Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar Program (2014-2016)


Mist, S.D., Firestone, K.A., & Jones, K.D. (2013). Complementary and alternative exercise for fibromyalgia: a meta-analysis. Journal of Pain Research. 6, 247-260.
Firestone, K.A., Holton, K.F., Mist, S.D., Wright, C.L., & Jones, K.D. (2012). Optimizing fibromyalgia managment. The Nurse Practitioner, 37(4), 13-21.

Professional Organizations

Society of Pediatric Nurses
American Pain Society
Western Institute of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International

Conference Participation as an OHSU-SON student

Western Institute of Nursing (WIN), 2014
American Pain Society 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, 2013
Society of Pediatric Nurses 23rd Annual Conference, 2013

Personal Interests:

I am married with two boys (an adolescent and teenager) who definitely keep me on my toes! In my "free time" I enjoy yoga, a variety of water sports with my family, just about anything at the beach and traveling with my husband. Having been a pediatric nurse for 18 years, I have worked in variety of settings including acute care, primary care, hospice, public health and most currently working in educating undergraduate nurses hoping to inspire them to choose to work with children!