Quin Denfeld, R.N., B.S.N.

Quin Denfeld


PhD candidate, OHSU School of Nursing
Lives in:
Hillsboro, OR
 Christopher Lee, Ph.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N. (chair), James Mudd, M.D., Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M.


Focus Areas:

Heart Failure, Gerontology, Symptom Biology, Physical Frailty

Dissertation Topic:

Symptom biology and accelerated aging in heart failure

Funding Sources:

NIH/NINR Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Pre-Doctoral Fellow (2015-2017): 1F31NR015936

National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence - Patricia G. Archbold Scholar (2013-2015)

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar (2013-2016)

OHSU Hartford Center Scholarship (2012-2013)

Oregon Community Foundations Scholarship (2011-2012)

NIH/NINR T-32 Pre-doctoral Training Award (2011-2012)

Professional Organizations:

American Heart Association

Heart Failure Society of America

Gerontological Society of America

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International

Personal Interests:

I am a locally grown PhD student having worked at OHSU for over a decade. I graduated from Linfield College in 2005 and subsequently began working in the cardiac and surgical ICU where I developed a special interest in the care of adults with cardiovascular disease. After catching the "research bug," I decided to pursue a PhD at OHSU with the goal of improving our understanding of symptom biology and physical frailty among adults with heart failure. I live on a walnut and filbert farm with my husband, twin boys, and our cat. In my "free time," I enjoy spending time with my family at our cabin, running, gardening, and traveling (wherever we can go).