Nursing and Health Studies Program

Cheryl Cooke

Cheryl L. Cooke, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Nursing and Health Studies Program
University of Washington, Bothell
Box 358532
Bothell, WA  98011-8532

Telephone: 425-352-3616 (office)
CV in PDF Format

WA State RN License  

Academic Preparation

University of Washington Bothell
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Master of Nursing

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Doctor of Philosophy, School of Nursing
Dissertation title: (Re)Producing African American Men: Discourses on Manhood, Prison, and Relationships  

Master’s Student, Psychosocial Nurse Practitioner Program
DNP Student
University of Washington School of Nursing

Post-Graduate Work

Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Washington
Women’s Health Research

Research Training, National Institutes of Health, Riverside, CA.  Two day intensive.

Chronic Disease Research Seminar, Center for Research in Chronic Disorders
(2 P30 NR003924-11). University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.  Five day research training intensive.

Research Intensive Seminar, Center for Women & Gender Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  Two day research intensive.

Professional Experience

Nursing Program, University of Washington Bothell
Assistant Professor

Nursing Program, University of Washington Bothell
Acting Assistant Professor, temporary

College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation
Assistant Professor

Lecturer, Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington

Refereed Journal Articles:

Becker, D. A., Carrere, S. Y., Siler, C., Jones, S., Bowie, B., Cooke, C. (2012).  Autonomic Regulation On the Stroop Predicts Reading Achievement in a Normative School Age Population. Mind, Brain, and Education, 6 (1).  10-18.

Bowie, B., Carrere, S., Cooke, C., Valdivia, G., McAllister, B., Doohan, E. (2011). The Role of Culture in Parents’ Socialization of Children’s Emotional Development. Western Journal of Nursing Research.  doi: 10.1177/0193945911411494.

Cooke, C. L. (2007). Social and Environmental Factors: Interviews of Women with Incarcerated Partners. Family and Community Health, 30(2S) Supplement 2. S17-22.

Cooke, C. L. (2005). Going home: Formerly incarcerated African-American men return families and communities. Journal of Family Nursing,11(4). 338-404.

Cooke, C. L. (2004). Joblessness and homelessness as precursors of health problems in formerly incarcerated African-American men. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 36 (2), 155-160.

Cooke, C. L. (2002). Understanding incarcerated populations. AORN, 75 (3), 568-580.

Cooke, C. L. (2002). Book Review. SIGNS: The Journal of Women in Culture and Society, (27) 2 (Winter). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 584-589.

Boutain, D., & Cooke, C. (2002). The association between racism and high blood pressure among African-Americans. Ethnicity & Disease, 11(4). 227-233.

Book Chapters

Cooke, CL. (2008).  Frameworks for Nursing Practice with Women.  In C. Fogel & N. Woods (Eds.), Women's Health Care: A Comprehensive Handbook.  Thousand Oaks, CA & London: Sage.

Research and other Grant-Related Activities:

Funded Research

Teaching and Scholarship Education Program, 2008-9, “Assessing the Parenting Practices and Health Status of Mothers with Incarcerated Partners”. PI: Cheryl L. Cooke, PhD, RN ($12,542.00) .  Data collection ongoing.

Improving the Health of Mothers whose Partners are in Prison.  Avon Hello Tomorrow Fund.  PI: Cheryl L. Cooke, PhD, RN .  Not funded.

American Nurses Foundation, Chronic Disease in Incarcerated Women.  PI: Cooke, CL.  Not funded.

National Institute of Nursing Research. Stress and Wellbeing in Women with a Partner in Prison. Cooke, CL.  K-01 application, revised. Scored.

National Institute of Nursing Research, Stress and Wellbeing in Women with a Partner in Prison, K-01 application. Scored.

Center for the Advancement of Health Disparities Research, School of Nursing, University of Washington 2004-2006, “Research Participation in Women with a Partner in Prison: A Feasibility Study.” PI $9663.

Individual National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research 2000-2002, “Use of Support Systems by Families of Incarcerated Men.” PI $31,500.

Other Research Activities

Marital Discord, Parenting, and Child Outcomes. PI: Sybil Y. Carrère, Co-PI: John Gottmann.
Collaborated with Dr. Carrère in a mentoring relationship where I assisted with grant and personnel management, data collection, and recruitment on five-year R01, NIMH-supported grant. Responsibilities include collecting and analyzing physiological and behavioral data for 138 families who participate in the study, analyzing physiological data from dinnertime data collection, development of coding manual, management of grant staff, and trained and assisted with general management of the grant.

Dissertation Research: (Re)Presenting African-American Men: Analyzing Discourses on Manhood, Prison, and Relationships. David Allen, PhD, RN, Chair.
Dissertation study that explores issues of incarceration, support systems, and family and community relationships with 17 formerly incarcerated African-American men.

Correctional Mental Health Collaboration. PI & Director, DG Allen, PhD,  D. Lovell, PhD, &  Lorna Rhodes, Co-PIs. University of Washington, School of Nursing.
Interviewed prisoners and corrections staff members at three maximum and close custody security prisons. Assisted in initial data analysis of interviews.

Consultation Activities:

Peer Reviewer, Research Committee, Sigma Theta Tau, Psi-chapter-at Large

Consultant, QualisHealthcare, Qualitative Research and Case Management

Peer Reviewer, Western Institute of Nursing, 2006 Research Conference Abstracts

Refereed Published Abstracts and Proceedings:

Refereed Papers and Posters (* items also have refereed published abstract)

*Cooke, C. L., Udell, W., Weadon, C., & Bell, J.  (2009).  “Women with Incarcerated Partners: Examining Health Concerns and Challenges”. Presented at the 15th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference on Qualitative Health Research, Vancouver, BC, Canada.  (October 4, 2009)

*Cooke, CL, & Carrère, SY. “Depression and its Correlates in African-American Married Women: Results from the Family Health Project Study”. Presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Western Institute of Nursing, Albuquerque, NM, April 7.

*Carrère, S., Cooke, CL, Cho, Y., and Allen, J. “Marital Satisfaction, Depressive Symptoms, and Cardiovascular Stress.” Presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Western Institute of Nursing, San Francisco, CA, April 22.

*Cooke, CL  “Research Participation in Women with Incarcerated Partners.” Presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Western Institute of Nursing, San Francisco, California, April 24.

*Cooke, CL  “Last in Line: African-American Men Discuss Identity after Incarceration.” Presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Western Institute of Nursing, San Francisco, California, April 22.

*Cooke, C. L. “African-American Men Post Release: Identifying Issues That Influence Repeated Incarceration.” Presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, November 14.

Invited presentations and posters:

Valdivia, G., McAllister, B., Carrère, S.Y., Bowie, B., Cooke, C., Doohan, E.A. “Cultural Comparisons in Parental Emotional Coaching and their Children’s Outcomes”.Presented at the American Psychological Association, San Diego, California, April 2010.

Cooke, CL 
“Incarceration and Community: Health Effects and Disparities”.  Presented at Seattle University, College of Nursing, January 25, 2010.

Cooke, CL  “Prisoners as Vulnerable Populations” Presented at Seattle University, College of Nursing, Vulnerable Populations Course, January 26, 2009.

Cooke, CL. “Qualitative Research Methods”.  Presented to Health Disparities Scholars seminar, California State University San Bernardino, California on February 23 (via videoconference).

Cooke, CL “Women with Incarcerated Partners:  A Pilot Study and a Call for Research.” Presented at The 4th Biennial Arizona Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Upsilon Chapter, Southwest Summit Research Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, March 3.

Cooke, CL “Research Participation in Women with a Partner in Prison.” Poster presentation at Working within Communities: Research Institute Spring 2006, Honolulu, HI, February 25.

Professional Development (Conferences/Presentations attended, Group work):

Mentored Writing Group with Dr. David Takeuchi, Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work, University of Washington, member (with Drs. Selina Mohammed,     Andrea Stone and Shauna Carlile)

UWB Teaching Circle with Drs. Mary Abrums, Elayne Puzan, and Selina Mohammed

Awards, Scholarships, Honors:

Initiative for Community-Based Learning and Scholarship, Development of
BHLTH 497: Community, Prisons, and Health, Fellow, $1000.00

Health Disparities Scholar, National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Hester McLaws Dissertation Scholarship, $3,500.

Magnuson Scholar, University of Washington, $26,000.

Professional Memberships:

Transcultural Nursing Society

Sigma Theta Tau-Psi Chapter At Large

Arizona Public Health Association

Clinical Practice and Practica

Jun-Aug 2012   
Nurse Practitioner Student Clinical Placement—Child Mental Health: Kitsap County Mental Health, Bremerton, WA

Apr-Jun 2012   
Nurse Practitioner Student Clinical Placement—Elder Health: Full Life Care, Seattle, WA

Case management, Providence Elderplace, Seattle, WA

Case Management, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Kirkland, WA

Care management, Molina HealthCare, Bothell, Washington

Case management/utilization review/home health care, Home Health Care of Washington

Case management/utilization review/home health care, Healthcare Management Administrators

Case management/utilization review/home health care, Qualis Health (formerly known as Pro-West)

Clinical employment, Dr. and Mrs. John Micha

Clinical employment, Highland Hospital (Alameda County Medical Center)

Clinical employment, San Bernardino County Hospital

Clinical employment, Loma Linda Community Hospital

Academic Service:
University of Washington Bothell:

Initiative for Community-Base Learning and Research Steering Committee

Nursing Program Global Public Health Degree Program Workgroup (Chair)

Master of Nursing Admissions Committee

Strategic Planning Committee, University of Washington Bothell Nursing Program

Strategic Planning for Promotion, Tenure, and Merit, University of Washington Bothell Nursing Program

BSN Degree Admissions Committee

University Service, University of Washington

Faculty Council on Women in Academia, University of Washington

Psychosocial and Community Health Diversity Taskforce, School of Nursing, University of Washington

Prisoner Advocate, Institutional Review Board, University of Washington

Departmental Service, Arizona State University

Faculty Search Committee, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation

Faculty Advisor: Nursing Students for Cultural and Ethnic Diversity (NSCED)

Community Service

Community Psychiatric Clinics, Board of Trustees & Chair, Quality Improvement Committee

Post Prison Educational Program, Seattle, WA, board member

Sigma Theta Tau International, Psi-at-Large Chapter, UWB Counselor

Johnson & Johnson Promise of Nursing Grant, University of Washington Bothell, Recruitment Co-Lead

Justice Works!, Chair

Health Disparities Committee, Arizona Public Health Association, co-chair

2005    2007   
Health Services Advisory Committee, Arizona Department of Corrections

Teen Feed, University District, Seattle, WA

Board of Trustees, Community Psychiatric Clinics

Community Advisory Board for Nursing Program, University of Washington, Bothell

Professional Service:
Editorial service:

Manuscript Reviewer
Journal of General Internal Medicine

Manuscript Reviewer
Public Health Nursing

Courses Taught:
University of Washington Bothell:

Graduate Level

BNURS 525 - Leadership for Advanced Nursing Roles, Fall 2008, 2009
This course focuses on leadership development in advanced nursing roles in health care delivery, research, and education. The course emphasizes the application of critical thinking, systems theory, leadership and change theory with a goal to improve the design and operation of health care and related systems.

BNURS 503 Advanced Fieldwork (1-6 credits) 2008-2011
Advanced fieldwork offers an opportunity t apply concepts examined throughout the program in the real-world context of communities, healthcare systems, staff development or educational settings.  The focus is on preparing students for advanced nursing roles in communities, population-based care, management in health care systems, or education.

BNURS 598 Scholarly Project (1-6 credits) 2008-2011
Fulfills the requirements of the non-thesis options for Master’s Students in nursing.  Projects involve scholarly inquiry with in-depth focused analysis, culminating in a written product/report for dissemination.  The Scholarly Project serves as the Capstone of the MN program.  Fieldwork & electives may support the scholarly project.

Undergraduate Level

BNURS 350: Critical Thinking in Nursing (5 credits) 2008, 2009, 2010
This course focuses on critical thinking and academic reading and writing in nursing. Students explore nursing and health care issues, evaluate varied perspectives, and develop a reasoned analysis of current topics.

BHLTH 497: Communities, Prisons, and Health (5 credits).  January – March 2009
This course was developed as an introduction to how individuals, families, communities dealing with mass incarceration and the effects incarceration has on these populations.  We examine the impact of incarceration on family functioning, health, and community capacity using a variety of media sources (music, feature films, art) and interaction with community members and key informants. Students develop a project focused on healing members of the diverse interdisciplinary groups affected by incarceration.

BNURS 403: Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Inquiry (5 credits).  2007-2010
This course develops beginning competence in accessing and evaluating scientific knowledge as a base for promoting evidence based practice in nursing care. In this course, we examine components of the process of nursing inquiry as a tool to advance nursing knowledge and a tool to promote evidence based practice

BNURS 407: Culture and Social Issues in Healthcare (5 credits).  Fall 2007
This course analyzes the impact of cultural, social, and global factors on the health of diverse populations and examines how discrimination, oppression, and privilege relate to health, illness, and healing. In the course, we apply self-awareness, knowledge, and skills in planning for and providing non-discriminatory and culturally competent health care.

BNURS 409:  Partnerships in Community Health (5 credits). Sum 2009, 2011
This course helps students analyze, apply and evaluates nursing and other healthcare activities of local, national, and global communities, including health promotion, disease prevention, public health, and social justice efforts. We explore influencing socio-cultural, epidemiological, economic, and political issues that relate to community health and formulate community level diagnoses and interventions to promote and maintain population self care.  The section I teach focuses on case management services to various populations.

Arizona State University

Graduate Level

NUR589/593: Nursing Research (8 credits). August 2005-May 2006. Co-taught with Anne McNamara, PhD, RN
This is the capstone course for master’s level students who are not taking the thesis option. The course is a two-semester process where students identify a clinical problem and develop, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based demonstration project for local hospitals and other health care settings. The course is co-taught over two semesters. A final paper and poster session are presented at the end of the second semester. Both semesters of the course are taught as a distance hybrid course.

Undergraduate Level

HCR 230 – Culture and Health (3 credits). January 2005-May 2005 and August 2006-December 2006.
This course examines the cultures of diverse groups and their experiences in health and illness. Cross-cultural communication, awareness of own cultural influences, indigenous and alternative healing practices are covered in this pre-nursing course offered by the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation faculty. Piloted the course during Fall 2006 as a distance learning hybrid (five in-class days and remainder online).

University of Washington

Graduate Level

NURS 550 – Whiteness and Racism in Health and Human Services. January 2003-March 2003. Co-taught with David Allen, PhD, RN.
The course is offered at the graduate level for nursing, education, psychology, and women’s studies students. We explore current theories of oppression and whiteness within social services provision, American cultural patterns of intersecting forms of oppression (e.g., gender, race, and class), historical and political issues contributing to racism, and the possibility of remediation.

NMETH 520 & 521 – Nursing Research Methods. June 2002-August 2002.
NMETH 520 and NMETH 521 comprise a two-quarter, internet-based, five-credit sequence of classes studying research methods in nursing. Co-taught with Carole Schroeder

NMETH 520 is concerned with analysis of the research process as it applies to nursing—identification of researchable problems, use of the literature, re-conceptualizing theory from related fields, development of conceptual frameworks, and selection of appropriate methods for investigating clinical problems.

NMETH 521 emphasizes data collection, analysis and utilizing research findings in practice. Both courses provide the foundation for critically evaluating research for application in clinical practice, and all work following a single meeting the first day of class is performed on the Internet.

Undergraduate Level

NURS 303 – Foundations of Professional Nursing. April 2003-June 2003 and April 2004-June 2004.

NURS 303 focuses on nature of nursing for first-year BSN students. Course content includes exploring what it means to be a nurse, nursing roles, the health care system and patient’s interaction within it, and health care financing. Illness experiences are also explored in this course.

NURS 413 – Nature of Health, Threats to Health, and Health Promotion. September 2002-December 2002. Co-taught with Susan Labyak, PhD, RN.
NURS 413 focuses on health promotion across the lifespan for second-year BSN students. This course provides an introduction to scientific principles of nursing care to promote health, wellness, prevent disease in clients. The emphasis is on understanding multidimensional aspects of health; personal, environmental factors that support healthy functional patterns of individual clients, and health promotion interventions. Assessment of health patterns in terms of risk, vulnerability, resilience, and protective factors are other aspects of the course content.

Research Supervision of Students and Fellows
Research supervision-Graduate students and Fellows:

Chairperson, Master’s Project Committees:

Carol Lund, In-hospital Nurse Educator: Working with New Nurses
Ali Valibeigi, Culture, Gender, and Self-Reflection in the Classroom

Gary Seilheimer, Nursing Role in Global and International Health
Claude Weadon, Post Prison Health Services
Cheryl Kimball, Cultural Competency in Maternal Child Health

Jocelyn Anderson, Nurse Educator Coursework
Betsy Pesek, The Use of Evidence Based Practice by Critical Care Nurses,
Angela Holroyd, Study of Cultural Competence

Margaret Engstrom, Research Assistant
Research Supervision-Undergraduate Students

Melissa Pearson, Research assistant
Faduma Abdirahman, Research assistant
Gazelle Mayzon, Research Assistant

Amy Rosencranz, Literature Review
Lamin Darboe, Literature Review, Food Insecurity in Low Income Women
Conteh Lang, Literature Search and Review, Parenting Stress in Low Income Women
Baijie Wang, Literature Search, Health Status and Low Income Women

Teaching & Clinical Practice Supervision of Graduate Students and Lecturers:
Teaching supervision:

Jocelyn Anderson, MN Student
BNURS 350: Critical Thinking
Gail Larson, Adjunct Faculty
BNURS 525: Leadership in Advanced Practice Roles

Independent Study/Directed Readings

Pamela Mellish, MN Student, Postcolonial and Feminist Readings related to Nursing in India