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Quin Denfeld is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University Schools of Nursing and Medicine (OHSU). Dr. Denfeld’s research focuses on the biobehavioral mechanisms of symptoms and physical frailty among adults with heart failure, with a particular focus on women. She has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2015 and most recently funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research to lead a R01 study on the biological and physiological mechanisms of symptom clusters in heart failure. Dr. Denfeld is an advocate for women’s health and incorporating sex as a biological variable into research. She serves as the Next Generation Training Director for the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health K12 Program at OHSU. Dr. Denfeld’s work has been cited within the fields of nursing science, cardiology, neuroscience, and gerontology. Dr. Denfeld serves as an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cardiac Failure.

Dr. Denfeld received her BSN from Linfield College and her PhD from Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. She completed post-doctoral training at Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cardiovascular Institute and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.


Quin Denfeld


Associate Professor

Oregon Health & Science University


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