Quin Denfeld, PhD, RN, FAHA

Quin Denfeld, PhD, RN, FAHA

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Assistant Professor - Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon
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Dr. Quin Denfeld is an Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, USA. She graduated from Linfield College with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005. She graduated with her PhD in Nursing Science from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing in 2016 where she studied symptoms, the biological underpinnings of symptoms, and the role of physical frailty in heart failure. In her PhD program, where she trained with Dr. Christopher Lee, she was funded through several mechanisms, including a prestigious individual National Institutes of Health F31 pre-doctoral Fellowship, a Scholar Award through the John A. Hartford Foundation, and an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholar Award. Quin completed a National Institutes of Health T32 post-doctoral fellowship in Dr. Beth Habecker’s lab in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Knight Cardiovascular Institute at OHSU School of Medicine. In her post-doctoral studies, she focused on the measurement of sympathetic and inflammatory biochemical markers in heart failure and how biochemical markers are linked with patient-reported outcomes. Following her appointment as an Assistant Professor at OHSU School of Nursing in 2017, Quin was funded through a National Institutes of Health K12 career development award through the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program at OHSU. Through this program, she conducted a study that examined gender differences in physical frailty in heart failure. She was recently awarded funding by the National Institute of Nursing Research to lead a R01 study titled, “Biological and Physiological Mechanisms of Symptom Clusters in Heart Failure.” Throughout her early career years, Quin has worked within an interdisciplinary team science framework, including those with expertise in nursing, cardiology, neuroscience, physiology, and advanced quantitative methods. This collective work has led her to be first author or co-author on 28 publications in journals such as Circulation: Heart Failure, International Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, Heart & Lung, and Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Quin is also an active member of the Heart Failure Society of America and American Heart Association. Finally, through her integrative bio-behavioral research, Quin’s goal is to translate her research findings to improve patient-reported outcomes among adults with heart failure.