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

Quin Denfeld


PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing


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



Focus Areas:

Heart Failure, Gerontology, Symptom Biology, Physical Frailty

Dissertation Topic:

Physical frailty among adults hospitalized with decompensated heart failure

Funding Sources:

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

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 for over a decade. I obtained my BSN 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, traveling (wherever we can go).