2017 Scholars

Quin Denfeld, PhD, RN

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Assistant Professor
School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University

Primary mentor: Beth Habecker, PhD

Mentors: Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD; Christopher Lee, PhD, RN; James Mudd, MD; Jonathan Purnell, MD

Dr. Quin Denfeld is a nurse-scientist investigating gender differences in physical frailty in heart failure. Dr. Denfeld's BIRCWH project specifically seeks to examine how gender differences factor into the association between physical frailty and both the underlying mechanisms and clinical outcomes of heart failure. Dr. Denfeld's overall research goals focus on improving quality of life in heart failure patients by using her findings to guide and improve clinical management.

Project title: Gender-Associated Differences in Physical Frailty Phenotypes in Heart Failure (GAP-FRAIL-HF)

2015 scholars

Ellen Tilden, PhD, CNM

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Assistant Professor
School of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Oregon Health & Science University

Primary mentor: Christopher Lee, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Mentors: Aaron Caughey, MD, PhD; Jonathan Snowden, PhD; Nancy Lowe, PhD, CNM, FAAN, FACNM; David Yanez, PhD

Dr. Ellen Tilden is a practicing Nurse-Midwife studying the effect of prenatal care modality on labor and perinatal outcomes. Dr. Tilden's core BIRCWH research aims to improve understanding of the optimal prenatal care approach for healthy women, provide insight to how women's perceptions and feelings may change during pregnancy, and show how these changes may importantly relate to perinatal and early postpartum outcomes of interest.

Project title: Impact of prenatal care modality on women's preparation for labor and perinatal outcomes

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