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

Teresa Ward’s program of research has focused on sleep health, symptom science, and health outcomes in preschool and school-age children with and without chronic health conditions. Currently, Teresa is the MPI of a P30 Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management, PI of a Sleep Shared-Management Intervention that will integrate technology to improve sleep in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Co-I of a descriptive study that will examine the use of AI in low income caregivers of children with asthma and arthritis, and Co-I of an RCT that will examine the role of sleep deficiency via a web-based application in youth with chronic pain. Teresa has clinical expertise in working with 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 self-management, as well as, successful recruitment and retention strategies in chronic health conditions.