Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Teresa Ward

Professor and Chair Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing, UW School of Nursing
University of Washington
Tel: 206-685-3213 Box: 357263
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Teresa’s program of research has focused on sleep health, symptom science, and health outcomes in children with and without chronic health conditions and their caregivers. Currently, Teresa is the Co-Director of the Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management funded by NIH, and involved in several studies that integrate community based participatory approaches that integrate technology to improve sleep health in parent-child dyads living with a chronic health condition. Her recent work has focused on sleep health in marginalized communities including caregivers of children with asthma and arthritis, and Filipino migrants. Teresa has clinical expertise as a nurse practitioner working in a pediatric sleep center and in pediatric chronic health conditions, and research expertise in leading interdisciplinary teams, conducting usability and feasibility studies in integrating technology to promote sleep, and integration of shared-management, as well as, successful recruitment and retention strategies in chronic health conditions.