Robin Evans-Agnew, RN, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone
253-692-4833
Campus Box
358421
Degrees
Ph.D.
Nursing
University of Washington
2011
Introduction

Robin Evans-Agnew joined the faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) in 2012. His major research interests are in asthma, school nursing and environmental justice. 

Robin Evans-Agnew received his PhD (2011) and MN (1989) from the University of Washington and his BSN (1994) from Johns Hopkins University. He is a steering committee member for the Puget Sound Asthma Coalition, the Washington Thoracic Society, the Pierce County Community Health Implementation Planning group, and the Cross Cultural Collaborative of Pierce County (MOGH group). His advanced clinical practice background includes school nursing and population based public health nursing with the American Lung Association of Washington, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, and Seattle Schools.

Scholarly Interests
  • Public Health
  • Asthma
  • Health inequities
  • Environmental justice
  • Adolescent health
Methodologies
  • Critical and feminist theory
  • Interpretive/qualitative
  • Community-based participatory action research
  • Ethnography
  • Critical discourse Analysis
  • Visual methods (including Photovoice)
Current Research
  • 2014 - "Mujeres Latinas Apoyando la Communidad" an ongoing Community Based Participatory Research studey with Latino Caregivers of children with asthma (Various funding resources). Our present study to design and pilot test a culturally tailored environmental justice and home environment training for new immigrant Latino parents.
  • 2016 - Population health: Discourses of practice in Bachelors-prepared registered nurses.
Teaching

Courses Taught:

TNURS 350/450 - Critical analysis and writing
TNURS 402 - Family and chronic conditions across the lifespan
TNURS/THLEAD 407 - Diversity, Health, and Inequities
TNURS 414 - Health, Communities, and Populations
TNURS/THLEAD - 430 Interpersonal Communication
TNURS 523 - Community Health Assessment
TNURS 509 - Evaluation and decision making in healthcare
TNURS 561 - Community planning, intervention and evaluation
 

Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2017

Evans-Agnew, R. A., Reyes, D., Primomo, J., Meyer, K., & Matlock-Hightower, C. (2016). Community Health Needs Assessments: Expanding the Boundaries of Nursing Education in Population Health. Public Health Nursing, 34(1) 69-77. Doi: 10.1111/phn.12298

2017

Evans-Agnew, R. A. (in-press). Asthma disparity photovoice: the discourses of Black adolescent and public health policymakers. Health Promotion Practice

2016

Evans-Agnew, R. (2016). Asthma Management Disparities: A Photovoice Investigation With African American Youth. Journal of School Nursing, 32(2), 99-111. Doi:10.1177/1059840515588192

2016

Evans-Agnew, R. A., Cooper, C. (2016). Asthma Care Made Easy: Five key Messages for Great Asthma Education. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 14(4) 30-31. Doi: 10.1097/01.NME.0000484788.06741.cc

2016

Evans-Agnew, R. A., Sanon, M. (2016). Questioning Photovoice Research: Whose Voice? Qualitative Health Research, 26(8) 1019-1030. Doi: 10.1177/1049732315624223

2016

Evans-Agnew, R. A., Boutain, D. B., & Rosemburg, M. S. Advancing Nursing Research in the Visual Era: Reenvisioning the Photovoice Process across Phenomenological, Grounded Theory and Critical Theory Methodologies. Advances in Nursing Science (e-pub ahead of print). Doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000159

2016

Evans-Agnew, R. A., Postma, J., & Sledd, L. (2016). Mi niño con asma": Hispanic/Latina mothers, environmental justice, and photovoice at the front lines of the asthma epidemic. Journal of Health Disparity Research and Practice, 9(1) 88-114

2016

Evans-Agnew, R.A., Johnson, S., Liu, F., & Boutain, D. (2016). Applying critical discourse analysis in health policy research: Case studies in regional, organizational, and global health. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 17(3) 136-146. Doi: 10.1177/1527154416669355

2015

Postma J. M, Evans-Agnew R., Capouya J. (2015). Mexican-American caregivers' perceptions about asthma management: a photovoice study. Journal of Asthma, 52(6):593-9

2015

Evans-Agnew, R. A., Compson, J., Lower, C. S. (2015): Crossing the interdisciplinary divide:  Co-advancing workforce development in environmental justice through a digital-commons initiative.  Interdisciplinary Environmental Review.

2015

Evans-Agnew, R. A., Klein, N., & Lecce, S. (2015). Asthma Management in Educational Settings: Implementing Guideline-Based Care in Washington State Schools. NASN Sch Nurse, 30(6), 314-319. doi:10.1177/1942602x15607603

2014

Sanon, M., Evans-Agnew, R. A., & Boutain, D. (2014) An Exploration of Social Justice Intent in Photovoice Research Studies: From 2008 to 2013. Nursing Inquiry.

2014

Evans-Agnew, R. A., Sanon M., & Boutain, D. (2014). Critical Research Methodologies and Social Justice Issues: A Methodological Example Using Photovoice. In P. Chinn, P. Kagan, and M. Smith, Theories and Philosophies of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis. Routledge press, New York.

2011

Evans-Agnew, R. A. (2011). Asthma management: An ecosocial framework for disparity research. Journal of Health Disparity Research and Practice, 5(1), 1-19.