Teri G. Lindgren, PhD, RN, FAAN
Assistant Professor & Specialty Director - Community Health Program
Division of Nursing Science
Dr. Lindgren's seminal contributions to nursing and health care are in the areas of global health, community health and HIV research. Her global work emerged from personal, professional and academic experiences that include living, studying and working in Africa and Asia. Throughout her career, she has focused on vulnerable populations, including refugees, immigrants and most recently, people living with HIV (PLWH). She led a pioneering initiative linking faith-based organizations and nursing research to enhance the empowerment of Afghan refugee women in California and HIV prevention and care in Malawi, Southern Africa. Using her experience of working in Muslim countries/communities, she has forged trusting partnerships with Malawi and Afghan Muslims to develop religiously and culturally acceptable programs to address their perceived needs.
She also collaborated on a USAID grant for nurse capacity building in Malawi. As an investigator/collaborator with the International Nursing Network for HIV/AIDS, she has participated in three multi-national studies exploring HIV symptom management, health literacy and is currently involved in developing an activity based intervention to reduce hypertension and diabetes in PLWH. Through her research, she has become an expert at the crossroads of faith, HIV and nursing and continues to seek to harness the power and influence of faith-based leaders, both Muslim and Christian, to increase HIV testing and treatment . She also has extended nursing’s reach into interdisciplinary programs, forging new avenues for health policy leadership nationally and globally.
PhD: University of California-San Francisco, School of Nursing
MPH: University of Hawaii, School of Public Health
MS: University of Hawaii
BSN: University of Washington
BA: University of Washington
Research and Clinical Interests:
Dr. Teri Lindgren's research interests include cultural diversity, health disparities, immigrant/refugee health, primary health care, community participation, women’s health, global health issues, HIV/AIDS, volunteering, qualitative research methodologies.
Professional and Community Activities:
- Faculty, Global Affairs, 2010-2011.
- Reviewer, Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2011.
- Reviewer, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 2007-present.
- Member, American Nurses Association, 2000-present.
Honors and Awards:
- Distinguished Dissertation for Nursing University of California, 2005.
- Nursing Scholar of the Year University of Hawaii, 1993.
- Phi Kappa Phi University of Hawaii, 1992.
- Sigma Theta Tau University of Washington, 1984.
- Phi Beta Kappa University of Washington, 1974.
- Lev, E.L., Lindgren, T.G., Pearson, G. & Alcindor, H. (2013). Evolution of a nursing education program delivered to baccalaureate-prepared Hatian nurses. Nurse Educator, 38(4), 169-172.
- Brion, J.M., Rose, C.D., Nicholas, P.K., Sloane, R., Corless, I.B., Lindgren, T.G., Wantland, D.J., Kemppainen, J.K., Sefcik, E.F., Nokes, K.M., Kirksey, K.M., Eller, L., Hamilton, M.J., Holzemer, W.L., Portillo, C.J., Mendez, M.R., Robinson, L.M., Moezzi, S., Rosa, M., Human, S., Maryland, M., Arudo, J., Ros, A.V., Nicholas, T.P., Cuca, Y., Huang, E., Bain, C., Tyer-Viola, L., Zang, S.M., Shannon, M., Peters-Lewis, A. & Willard, S. (2011). Unhealthy Substance-use Behaviors as Symptom-related Self-care in Persons with HIV/AIDS. Nurse Health Science, 2011 Mar,13(1),16-26.
- Lindgren, T., Schell & Rankin (2010). Exploring Malawi Faith Based Organizations Influence on HIV Prevention and Care Behaviors of Members. Oral Presentation, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care research conference, Reno Nevada, November 18-20, 2010.
- Corless & Lindgren, T. (2009). Marijuana Effectiveness as an HIV Self-care Strategy. Clinical Nursing Research, 18 (2): 172-193, 2009.
- Rankin, S.H., Lindgren, T., Kools, S.M. & Schell, E. (2008). The Condom Divide: Disenfranchisement of Malawi Women by Church and State. JOGNN, 37: 596-606, 2008.