Nursing and Health Studies Program

Linda Westbrook

Linda Westbrook
Senior Lecturer

University of Washington Bothell
18115 Campus Way NE
Box 358532
Bothell, WA 98011

Phone: 425.352.5328
Fax: 425.352.3237
Office: UW1-247

Academic Interests:
Linda's research interests include understanding work of nurse managers within health care systems, including the design and evaluation of systems that support effective nursing practice, occupational health as it relates to clinical nurses, and innovation and evaluation in community based health  program development. 

Teaching Activities:
Linda's teaching interests include leadership, change and innovation adoption in health care systems, environmental health and justice, community health nursing practice and program development and evaluation. She actively supports and educates nurses to be environmental health activists.

Professional Activities:

  • Sigma Theta Tau--Psi chapter, 1982
  • AONE-American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • APHA-American Public Health Association
  • CGEAN-Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing
  • ACHNE-Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

Honors and Awards:


  • PhD, Nursing, University of Washington Seattle
  • MN, Nursing, (minor-Business Administration), University of Washington Seattle
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Missouri

Clinical Background:

  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Ambulatory Care, Coronary Care

Selected Recent Publications and Presentations:

Westbrook, L.O. (October 2000). The Nature of Ambulatory Care. Presentation: Enhancing Effectiveness in Ambulatory Care Nursing-2000. University of Washington School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education.

Westbrook, L.O. (May,2000). Sensitivity to Cultural Diversity in Faith Communities. A one-day workshop presented to Puget Sound Parish Nursing Society.

Westbrook, L.O., Schultz, P.R., Black, L. & Austin, M. (March, 2000). Effectiveness of an Interdisciplinary Team in Public Health-Practice and Research Perspectives. Panel presentation: Sigma Theta Tau-Psi Chapter Spring Meeting, Seattle Pacific University.

Lindenberg C.S., Solorazano, R., Munet-Vilaro, F., & Westbrook, L.O. (2001). Challenges and strategies for conducting intervention research with culturally diverse populations. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 12(2)132-139

Westbrook, L.O. & Schultz, P.R. (2000). From theory to practice: Community health nursing in a public health neighborhood team. Advances in Nursing Science, 23(2), 50-61.

Did You Know?

UW Bothell will celebrate its 25th anniversary during the 2014-15 school year.