Denise Drevdahl, RN, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Coordinator/Professor
Phone
253-692-5671
Campus Box
358421
Degrees
Ph.D.
Nursing
University of Washington
1996
MSN
Nursing
University of Colorado
1989
BSN
Nursing
Metropolitan State College
1987
Introduction

Denise Drevdahl is a Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT). She has taught at UWT since 1996. Prior to this she taught at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her areas of expertise include public/community health nursing, bias in healthcare providers, and critical theory. She has given national and international presentations on topics ranging from nurses’ pain management decisions to public health nurses’ decisions to pursue graduate education. She presently serves on the Washington State Institutional Review Board.

Scholarly Interests
  • Social justice
  • Community interventions with populations of underserved
  • Health disparities
  • Decision making in clinical trials
  • Health care and bias
Methodologies
  • Critical and feminist theories
  • Interpretive/qualitative
  • Participatory action research
Current Research
  • Role of social determinants
  • Defining population health
Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2018

Kneipp, S. M., Schwartz, T. A., Drevdahl, D. J., Canales, M. K., Santacroce, S., Santos, H., & Anderson, R. (2018). Trends in health disparities, health inequity, and social determinants of health research: A 17-year analysis of NINR, NCI, NHLBI, and NIMDH funding. Nursing Research, 67(3), 231-241.

2018

Drevdahl, D. J., & Canales, M. K. (2018). Public health nurses’ graduate education decision making processes. Journal of Professional Nursing, 34(4), 300-307.

2018

Drevdahl, D. J. (2018). Impersonating culture: Using simulation to teach cultural competence. Journal of Professional Nursing, 34(3), 195-204.

2018

Drevdahl, D. J. (2018). Culture shifts: From cultural to structural theorizing. Nursing Research, 67(2), 146-160.

2014

Canales, M. K., & Drevdahl, D. J. (2014). Community/public health nursing: Is there a future for the specialty? Nursing Outlook, 62(6), 448-58.

2014

Moceri, J. T., & Drevdahl, D. J. (2014). Nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward pain in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(1), 6-12.