Quin Denfeld, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.N., C.S.C Share This OHSU Content

Quin Denfeld


PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing


Lives in: Hillsboro, OR
Advisor: Christopher Lee, Ph.D., R.N. 



Focus Areas:

Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Disease, Gerontology

Dissertation Topic:

Profiling frailty phenotype among adults with heart failure

Funding Sources:

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

ARCS Scholar (2013-2016)

T-32 Pre-doctoral Training Award (2011-2012)

Professional Organizations:

American Heart Association

Gerontological Society of America

Western Institute of Nursing

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International

Personal Interests:

I am a locally grown PhD student having worked at OHSU since 2003. Most of my nursing experience has been the cardiac and surgical ICU where I developed a special interest in cardiac patients, particularly those who are older adults. I live on a walnut and filbert (hazelnut) farm with my husband, twin boys, and our dog and cat. In my “free time,” I enjoy spending time with my family at our cabin, running my dog, traveling (wherever we can go!), and reading for pleasure.