Paula JJ Nagy, R.N., M.N.




PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing


Lives in: Portland, OR

Advisor: Lissi Hansen, Ph.D., R.N.

Focus Areas:

Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Chronic Illness

Dissertation Topic/Research Interests:

Palliative Care in the ICU; novel interventions (nurse nav.) for management of chronic illness & cancer in geriatric populations.

Dissertation Committee

Lissi Hansen, Ph.D., R.N. (chair)

Lillian Nail, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Christopher Lee, Ph.D., R.N.

Funding Sources:

John A. Hartford BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar

T32 Symptom Management Fellowship

Professional Organizations:

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Gerontological Society of America

American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association

Conference Participation as an OHSU-SON student: 

All City-wide Portland and OHSU specific Palliative Care presentations

Hartford BAGNC Leadership conference; participant

NIH/NINR Palliative Care Summit: The Science of Compassion; participant

Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting; participant

The Annual Assembly of American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine; participant

Western Institute of Nursing; poster presentation

Personal Interests: 

I am a new transplant to Portland and am enjoying my time exploring the vast number of fantastic opportunities both indoor and outdoor! I have a passion for rock climbing, particularly bouldering. I also love to run (favorite distance: six miles), swim, and snowboard. I hope to carve out time again soon! My other hobbies include quilting, reading, and enjoying time with friends (with great food and wine). My earlier degrees are from University of Washington, including a BA in linguistics. I love to travel and study new languages -  I've studied over 4 different languages.