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Ginger Payne Keller, PhD, RN (she/her)

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Community Placement Faculty Liaison, School of Nursing


Ginger Payne Keller, PhD, RN, faculty at the School of Nursing, teaches across the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education curriculum in both the Baccalaureate and the Accelerated Baccalaureate programs of study.  She teaches and is course coordinator for courses including Health Promotion and Population Health. Dr. Keller commits to increasing diversity in nursing, improving inclusivity in educational environments, and creating a more trauma-informed healthcare system. 

Dr. Keller's clinical interest is oncology nursing. Her dissertation study, "Determining Level and Trajectory of Change in Reported Attentional Function in Women with Breast Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy," was completed in 2015. For their acute care clinical experience, Dr. Keller teaches students in a medical and surgical oncology inpatient setting. 

In addition to teaching responsibilities, Dr. Keller is Community Placement Faculty Liaison and Oregon Primary Care Transformation (OPACT) Portland faculty liaison for the undergraduate program of study. She provides leadership in School of Nursing faculty governance and is a member of OHSU Committee on Academic Policies. 

Education and training

    • B.A., 1979, Scripps College
    • B.S., 1999, Oregon Health & Science University
    • M.S., 2006, Oregon Health & Science University
    • Ph.D., 2015, Oregon Health & Science University

Memberships and associations:

  • Member, Oncology Nursing Society
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing
  • Member, Western Institute of Nursing
  • Member, National League for Nursing
  • Member, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing



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