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CSDE Research Affiliate

Erin Blakeney

Research Assistant Professor, UW School of Nursing; Team Science Core Co-Director, UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences
University of Washington
Tel: 206-221-8673 Box: 357266

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Erin Blakeney is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing and Co-Director of the Institute of Translational Health Science (ITHS) Team Science Core. She has nearly 15 years of experience as a health professions and health services researcher in developing, implementing, and testing team-based approaches to interprofessional education, healthcare, and research. Her program of research is motivated by the knowledge that all too often our health research and care systems do not safely, efficiently, or effectively meet the needs of our population along the entire bench to bedside spectrum. Her current areas of research interest include: (1) identifying best practices and promising models for improving interdisciplinary team dynamics and outcomes in education, research, and clinical settings; (2) understanding mechanisms of action connecting the quality of interdisciplinary team communication and relationships with team effectiveness and team and patient outcomes; (3) discovering strategies to implement and sustain team science training and best practices for individuals and teams carrying out interdisciplinary translational research and practice. Her past and current work focus on changing the social, cultural, and historic systems that create and perpetuate inequalities in health research, training, care, and outcomes.