School of Nursing


OHSU School of Nursing faculty member Quin Denfeld works with a patient

School of Nursing Research and Scholarship

A circular pathway to Health for All, with the words Scholarship, Practice, and Education formatted in a circle to represent how important all three are to each other
Through the synergy of scholarship, research, clinical practice, and education, the OHSU School of Nursing paves the way for health for all in Oregon.

At the OHSU School of Nursing, we are passionate about advancing nursing science, providing leadership across disciplines, and making a positive impact on the lives of individuals not just in Oregon but also beyond. We invite you to join OHSU in our mission to heal, teach, and discover. 

As part of our research mission, we are committed to preparing the next generation of nursing scientists and scholars who will shape the future of healthcare. Through our comprehensive training programs, we equip our early career faculty and students with the knowledge, skills, and vision necessary to lead in their respective fields. Our aim is to empower them to drive accessible, high-quality healthcare, promote excellence in nursing education, and facilitate the seamless translation of research into nursing practice. Together, we strive to optimize the healthcare experience for all Oregonians. 

At the OHSU School of Nursing, our research capacities are both vast and varied. We take pride in our strong track record of securing funding for our research endeavors, enabling us to undertake innovative projects that push the boundaries of nursing science. Our esteemed faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their contributions to the field, affirming our commitment to excellence and distinction. Our research spans a wide range of topics, from cutting-edge clinical studies in areas such as cancer, cardiac care, and palliative care, to groundbreaking work in educational and pedagogical innovation, health equity research, and implementation science. We encourage you to explore the diverse and exciting research interests of our faculty on our website. 

As a part of our commitment to supporting the research endeavors of our faculty and doctoral students, we offer robust resources and mentorship programs. Our faculty members are ready to provide expert guidance and consultation in grant writing, ensuring that our researchers have the best possible chance of securing funding for their projects. Additionally, we provide biostatistics support and grants services throughout the entire funding process, from pre- to post-award stages. We are proud to offer the intramural Innovations Small Grant Funding program, which fosters the development of early career nurse scholars and their innovative programs of scholarship and research. 

Choosing the right academic institution for your Ph.D. journey or faculty position is a significant decision. At the OHSU School of Nursing, we are committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative, and stimulating environment that nurtures the growth and success of our students and faculty. By joining our vibrant community, you will become part of a dynamic network of nursing professionals dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the world. 

Come and discover the limitless possibilities for research, collaboration, and personal growth at the OHSU School of Nursing. Together, let us transform healthcare, shape the future of nursing, and improve the lives of individuals and communities locally and globally. 

Contact research team

Mara Coey
Research & Finance Manager

Jennifer Dunfield
Grants/Contracts Coordinator

Igor Naumovski
Grants/Contracts Coordinator

Kate Wildeck
Executive Specialist

Hector Olvera Alvarez
Senior Associate Dean for Research