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Peg Heittkemper


Margaret McLean Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN, is Elizabeth Sterling Soule Chair, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems and Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Washington. She received her BSN from Seattle University, Masters’ degree in nursing from University of Washington, and PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from University of Illinois, Chicago. She leads an interdisciplinary team focused on the study of the pathophysiology and non-pharmacological management of individuals with chronic abdominal pain. At this time, her team is studying the interaction of stress, sleep, genetics, and symptoms (e.g., pain). This work has been substantially funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has extensive history as PI of NINR-funded research centers. In 2014 Dr. Heitkemper was admitted to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly IOM). Dr. Heitkemper is currently serving as Chair of the Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences Study Section with NIH.

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