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Jennifer Sonney is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, As an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) clinician-scientist who leverages technology and innovation to lead data-driven solutions for improved child health outcomes. The multilevel impacts of her research, education and advocacy are transforming pediatric practice. The broad uptake of Dr. Sonney’s scholarship represents a paradigm shift in pediatric chronic condition care from parent-centered to parent-child shared management. Her program of research is progressively changing the pediatric care delivery model to one in which children have “a voice in their own care.” To further advance pediatric care, Dr. Sonney led the expansion of regional pediatric APRN training capacity amidst a national pediatric provider shortage and internationally disseminated open-source interprofessional curricula endorsed by the AACN. Her national workforce study on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric APRNs catalyzed federal policies to expand pediatric APRN education and child access to care. Currently, Dr. Sonney serves as President of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners where she shapes national strategic initiatives and advocacy related to pediatric research priority-setting, revising educational standards, and legislation impacting child health and APRN education.

Dr. Sonney earned her BSN and MN from the University of Washington and her PhD from the University of Arizona.


Jennifer Sonney


Associate Professor

University of Washington


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