Jennifer has dedicated her career to improving the health of children, particularly those with chronic health conditions.
As a scientist, Jennifer aims to improve the outcomes of children with asthma and other chronic health conditions by reducing symptom burden and establishing lifelong self-management skills.
Jennifer has been a primary care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 2006. Her experience working in community-based pediatric practices in the greater Seattle area, including four years spent managing a pediatric asthma clinic, motivated her to pursue a research career focused on improving the health of children with asthma.
Jennifer has been faculty at the UW School of Nursing since 2011, including 10 years as the Director of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. She has taught courses across the pediatric care spectrum including pediatric assessment and diagnostic reasoning, diagnosis and management, pharmacology, and DNP Project planning and implementation. She is passionate about preparing the next generation of pediatric advanced practice nurses; she delights in drawing upon her years of primary care to bring pediatrics alive in the classroom.
Presently, Jennifer serves as President-Elect of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), an organization dedicated to both advancing the APRN role and improving the quality of health care for infants, children and adolescents. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, including her 12-year-old twins, husband, and sweet pup named Charlie.