Dr. Ardith Doorenbos is a midcareer clinician researcher who focuses on interdisciplinary pain and symptom science, palliative care, and the application to healthcare of new technologies that can increase access to pain management. This K24 award will provide her with protected time to (1) further her own line of patient-oriented research and (2) promote the development and retention of nurse scientists in independent careers in patient- oriented research related to pain, symptom science, and palliative care. Over the 5-year award period, Dr. Doorenbos will strengthen important research skills by expanding her research on use of innovative technology in pain and symptom assessment and management to the military setting, incorporating integrative therapies, and using the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System/Pain Assessment Screening Tool and Outcomes Registry (PROMIS/PASTOR). This continuing program of research builds on her ongoing R01, Palliative Care Symptom Management in Rural Communities. Over the award period, Dr. Doorenbos will also expand her skills in leadership and mentorship while building a legacy of patient-oriented researchers. She will continue ongoing mentorship of four predoctoral students, as well as expand mentorship to nursing postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. Her mentoring plan builds on her past success in inter professional research at the University of Washington, which provides an outstanding setting for collaborative training and patient-oriented research in nursing. Dr. Doorenbos'long-term goals are (1) to conduct patient-oriented research and (2) to promote junior researchers'careers in patient-oriented research that fully develops and evaluates innovative, cost-effective interventions that decrease chronic and palliative pain and can be widely used to improve quality of life.

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This midcareer investigator award will provide 50% salary support for Dr. Ardith Doorenbos to (1) further develop a cutting-edge inter professional patient-oriented research program that applies innovative technologies to the assessment and management of chronic pain in diverse populations, while (2) building a legacy of nursing researchers who can dramatically accelerate the application of innovative technologies to the areas of pain, symptom science, and palliative care. The K24 funding will support active, productive participation in leading (25%) and mentoring (25%) patient-oriented research opportunities that are currently in progress or can be realized in the next few years. These activities aim to develop new information relevant to clinical practice and public policy.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
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Tully, Lois
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University of Washington
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Haozous, Emily A; Doorenbos, Ardith Z; Stoner, Susan (2016) Pain Management Experiences and the Acceptability of Cognitive Behavioral Strategies Among American Indians and Alaska Natives. J Transcult Nurs 27:233-40
Starks, Helene; Doorenbos, Ardith; Lindhorst, Taryn et al. (2016) The Family Communication Study: A randomized trial of prospective pediatric palliative care consultation, study methodology and perceptions of participation burden. Contemp Clin Trials 49:15-20
Cook, Wendy A; Doorenbos, Ardith Z; Bridges, Elizabeth J (2016) Trends in Research with U.S. Military Service Member Participants: A Population-Specific ClinicalTrials.gov Review. Contemp Clin Trials Commun 3:122-130
Theodore, Brian R; Whittington, Jan; Towle, Cara et al. (2015) Transaction cost analysis of in-clinic versus telehealth consultations for chronic pain: preliminary evidence for rapid and affordable access to interdisciplinary collaborative consultation. Pain Med 16:1045-56
Meins, Alexa R; Doorenbos, Ardith Z; Eaton, Linda et al. (2015) TelePain: A Community of Practice for Pain Management. J Pain Relief 4:
Song, Wenjia; Eaton, Linda H; Gordon, Debra B et al. (2015) Evaluation of Evidence-based Nursing Pain Management Practice. Pain Manag Nurs 16:456-63
Eaton, Linda H; Meins, Alexa R; Mitchell, Pamela H et al. (2015) Evidence-based practice beliefs and behaviors of nurses providing cancer pain management: a mixed-methods approach. Oncol Nurs Forum 42:165-73
Schorn, Melissa M; Doorenbos, Ardith Z; Gordon, Debra et al. (2014) Survey of Primary-Care Providers on Perceived Benefits of and Barriers to PainTracker. J Nurse Pract 10:781-786