PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing
Lives in: Portland, OR
Newborns, Maternal-Child, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Families
Mothers’ Experiences Breastfeeding Infants with PKU
Gail Houck, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.H.N.P. (Chair)
Nancy Press, Ph.D.
Robert D Steinter, M.D.
Kathleen A Knafl, Ph.D., F.A.A.N. (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
March of Dimes National Graduate Nurse Scholarship Award
ARC Graduate Education Award
Training Grant from the Maternal-Child Health Bureau for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program
Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award
Alumni Award for Graduate Studies, OHSU, School of Nursing
Graduate Nursing Senate Research Fund, OHSU, School of Nursing
Dean’s Dissertation Award, OHSU, School of Nursing
Conference Participation as an OHSU-SON student:
Western Institute of Nursing; presenter
National Conference, Association of OB, GYN and Neonatal Nursing; presenter
Midwest Nurses Research Society; presenter
Student Research Forum; presenter
Nurses’ Week, Research Forum; presenter
I live in Portland with my husband, 14 year old twins and 3 year old Border Collie-Lab mix, Lizzie. I enjoy knitting, counted cross stitching, quilting, and sewing during the rainy season. Being a non-native Oregonian when the sun appears, I want to be outside, in the garden or taking walks along the river, around Oaks Bottom, or on Mt. Hood with our dog. I pick blueberries, strawberries, and cherries in the spring and summer for canning as jam or filling for pies. The only vegetable that I harvest is mini-cucumbers to pickle using my husband’s grandmother’s recipe for dill pickles. My favorite place to vacation in Oregon is the coast – especially to watch the glorious and beautiful sunsets with shades of orange, red, pink, and purple. My dream is to one day travel to Ireland, Germany, Norway, and the South Pacific.