Gail Kieckhefer, ARNP, PhD

The Joanne Montgomery Endowed Professor in Nursing

Family and Child Nursing
Box 357262
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7262


Research: Dr. Kieckhefer's research expertise is in childhood chronic illness; childhood asthma most commonly. She was principal investigator on several studies examining health outcomes in children with asthma using parent/child dyads examining concordance patterns and on a randomized clinical trial examining the effects of a parent education program. In addition, she was co-investigator on two studies that recruited large number of ethnically diverse school age children with asthma and one testing a model of educating MD residents to work more effectively with parents of children having asthma.

Service/Practice: Dr. Kieckhefer has been a member of Washington Nurses' Association; American Nurses Association; Sigma Theta Tau; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties; National Organization of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and its Washington State Chapter; and the National Organization of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Locally she chaired the Clinical Services Committee of the King County Asthma Forum and one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Allies Against Asthma Grant. Dr. Kieckhefer is a practicing primary care provider.

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