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Shigeko (Seiko) Izumi, Ph.D., RN, FPCN (she/her)

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • ORPRN Affiliated Investigator , Oregon Rural Practice Research Network


My research interests include palliative care, value-based model of care, interprofessional collaboration, implementaion science, and nursing/professional ethics. In prior studies, I have studied integration of primary palliative care (e.g., advance care planning, care coordination) into nursing practice and interprofessional team care, looked at the end-of-life decision making process over illness trajectories of older adults, descriptions of quality nursing care for hospitalized patients with advance illness, and ethical practice by nurses in end-of-life care. My current project uses pragmatic trials and implementation science approach to examine implementation of advance care planning in primary care practice. Another project currently funded by American Nurses Foundation focuses on making nursing work visible and developing nurse-led care model to deliver care to improve health of people in communities. The goal of my program of research is to improve quality of care and reduce health inequity for patients and their families living with serious illness and complex care needs across health care settings.

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 1988, Chiba University
    • M.S.N., 1992, The Catholic University of America School of Nursing
    • Ph.D., 2003, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
  • Fellowship

    • 2009 Post-doctoral fellowship (F32), Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing
    • 2006 Post-doctoral fellowship (T32), Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing

Areas of interest

  • palliative care, patient-centered value-based care, implementation science, qualitative and mixed methods research

Honors and awards

  • 2022 Fellow in Western Academy of Nursing
  • 2020 OHSU School of Nursing Graduate Faculty Excellent in Teaching Award
  • 2019 American Geriatric Society Presidential Poster Award
  • 2017 Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing
  • 2016 AAHPM/HPNA annual assembly Best Research Poster Award
  • 2015 Cambia Health Foundation Palliative Care Leadership Fellow
  • 2010, 2012 Western Institution for Nursing Best Poster Finalist
  • 2011 Sigma Theta Tau Delta Chi Chapter-at-Large Nurse Excellence in Research Award
  • 2000 Sigma Theta Tau International member


Selected publications

  • Izumi, S., Caron, D., Guay-Bélanger, S., Archambault, P., Helein, J., Dorr, D., Michaels, L., Totten, A., & Légaré, F. (2023). Developing Serious Illness Conversation Training for interprofessional primary care teams. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Doi:10.1089/jpm.2022.0268   
  • Rosa, W. E., Izumi, S., Sullivan, D. R., Lakin, J., Rosenberg, A. R., Creutzfeldt, C. J., Lafond, D., Tjia, J., Cotter, V., Wallace, C., Sloan, D. E., Cruz-Oliver, D. M., DeSanto-Madeya, S., Bernacki, R., Leblanc, T. W., & Epstein, A. S. (2022). Advance Care Planning in Serious Illness: A Narrative Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.08.012


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