Skip to main content

David Reyes, DNP, MN/MPH, RN, PHNA-BC

Dean and Associate Professor
Phone Number
Campus Mailbox



University of Washington, Seattle
Nursing and Public Health
University of Washington, Seattle
Seattle University, Seattle


David Reyes, DNP, MN/MPH, RN, PHNA-BC is Dean and Associate Professor of Nursing & Health Care Leadership at UW Tacoma. He holds adjunct appointments at UW Seattle School of Nursing in the Department of Child, Family & Population Health Nursing, and School of Public Health in the Department of Health Systems & Population Health. Dr. Reyes joined the faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) in 2014, and has held clinical, educational and leadership roles in community and public health, acute care, home health, and perioperative nursing. His primary interests are in in addressing the root causes of health inequity and disparities, building community capacity to improve health, and population health systems. His research uses community-based participatory approaches that focus on equitable relationships with diverse communities to improve health outcomes.

Dr. Reyes has held national level health policy, leadership, and professional roles in the American Public Health Association, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Institute of Medicine’s Standing Committee on Family Planning, and the Washington State Public Health Association.

Dr. Reyes received his Doctor of Nursing Practice (2013), and Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health degrees (2002) from the University of Washington. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle University with a minor in history in 1983; Dr. Reyes is board certified in Advanced Public Health Nursing.

Scholarly Interests

  • Community capacity and leadership to identify and prioritize health indicators
  • Community/public health nursing workforce development
  • Exploring root causes/determinants of health disparities and health inequity
  • Integration of population health and primary care
  • Organizational and leadership development
  • Population health and health systems
  • Vaccine confidence and acceptance among Asian & Pacific