Paula Meek is a professor and senior faculty scholar as well as chair for the Adult and Gerontological Health Division. Meek's past experience includes professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She has also served in faculty and administrative positions at Colleges of Nursing at University of Arizona and University of Utah. Meek's areas of research are pulmonary sensations/dyspnea; cognitive process and symptom self-management; and cancer treatment-induced symptoms. Her areas of teaching are advanced statistics, quantitative research design, psychometrics, outcomes research, and clinical/translational research.
Meek earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Brigham Young University, her master of science in physiological nursing from University of Washington, and her PhD with a focus on clinical nursing research from University of Arizona.