Digital Health Innovation Hub

Evidence-based digital health technologies for all

The UW School of Nursing is leading the way in developing digital health solutions

Dr. Oleg Zaslavsky, UW School of Nursing associate professor and director of the Digital Health Innovation Hub at the University of Washington, focuses on developing accessible digital solutions aimed at improving the well-being of people and their caregivers. He is committed to advancing user-friendly, evidence-based digital health tools tailored to the unique needs of individuals and their care partners. Reach out to Dr. Oleg Zaslavsky if you’re interested in getting involved with the Digital Health Innovation Hub!

A catalyst for ideas and scientific risk-taking

To assess the digital health interests of the University of Washington (UW) community, our Visioning Team engaged colleagues across the University, including faculty in UW College of Engineering, UW School of Medicine, and Foster School of Business. There was universal excitement to develop a digital health solutions hub to move patient-centered ideas and technology forward.

The Digital Health Innovation Hub is a catalyst for ideas and scientific risk-taking in the digital health arena; it bring innovators, students, patients, and community together to build the best, most equitable, and evidence-based health technology; and it is a learning hub for the next generation of nurse-scientists and entrepreneurs.

Visioning Team:

Allison Webel, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research

Jennifer Sonney, PhD, ARNP, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Associate Professor, CFPHN

Sarah Iribarren, PhD, RN,
Associate Professor, BNHI

Natalie Hoge, MPH
Project Manager

Digital health technology helps prevent, track, and treat illness, and it serves as a valuable resource in helping patients and care partners manage health and recovery.


The UW Digital Health Innovation Hub provides the infrastructure necessary to support projects across the innovation lifecycle. Our infrastructure comprises physical space, shared resources for design and usability testing, and digital health staff experts.


The UW Digital Health Innovation Hub connects experts to collaborate on shared digital health innovations, from idea, to concept testing, to moving innovations into the communities that need them.


The UW Digital Health Innovation  Hub is a multi-level educational approach that includes staff and faculty workshops, infusing digital health education throughout the UW School of Nursing degree programs, and — perhaps downstream — a dedicated graduate certificate in digital health innovation.

Digital Health Technologies Spotlight

Highlighting nurse-led innovations that are transforming how we we provide healthcare.

  • P3P — Personal Patient Profile,

    P3P — Personal Patient Profile

  • AI and Nursing Meet,

    AI and Nursing Meet

  • Tuberculosis Treatment Support Tool (TB-TST),

    Tuberculosis Treatment Support Tool (TB-TST)

  • Improving Asthma Care Together (IMPACT),

    Improving Asthma Care Together (IMPACT)

Digital Health Innovators

Our team of digital health innovators investigates a wide range of complex health challenges, developing patient-centered solutions in world class research facilities. Meet our faculty.

Donna Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Dr. Berry’s program of scientific inquiry concerns the human response to cancer; specifically, but not exclusively, in genitourinary (GU) malignancies. She is a multi-method investigator with expertise in patient-centered technologies.

Sarah Gimbel, PhD, MPH, BSN, FAAN

Dr. Gimbel is an implementation scientist who has worked in resource limited countries for over 20 years. Through NIH R21 funds, Dr. Gimbel has developed two mobile applications. Dr. Gimbel also uses digital tools such as CommCare for data collection and analysis.

Omeid Heidari, PhD, MPH, ANP-C, Assistant Professor

Dr. Heidari’s research centers around development of a telehealth protocol for engagement in care for co-occurring HIV and opioid use disorder. He aims to address disparities in care access and engagement while expanding meaningful treatment and harm reduction services with a flexible telehealth intervention.

Sarah Iribarren, PhD, RN

Dr. Iribarren’s program of research focuses on developing innovative patient-centered approaches to bridge gaps between patients and health care professionals to improve clinical outcomes.

Kendra Kamp, PhD, MS, RN

Dr. Kamp’s research focuses on adapting a comprehensive self-management intervention into a digital format, understanding patient symptom experiences through qualitative and quantitative methods, and incorporating biomarkers such as fecal calprotectin, gut microbiome, cytokines, and bile acids into nursing research.

Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, PhD, CNM, ARNP, FACNM, FAAN

Dr. Kantrowitz is a nurse-midwife and provide reproductive health care to women at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. He is testing an internet mindfulness program for high-risk pregnant women with the goal of making stress-reduction simple and accessible.

William Lober, MD, MS

Dr. Lober leads the Clinical Informatics Research Group, a team that designs, develops, builds, and operates information systems that securely manage health information for projects in the Clinical, Public Health, and Global Health Informatics domains.

Kerryn Reding, PhD, MPH, RN

Dr. Redding’s research centers upon on biobehavioral and health disparities, with a particular focus on health promotion and breast cancer survival. She investigates the impact of lifestyle interventions on obesity-related biomarkers relevant to cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention, with a particular focus on underserved communities.

Jennifer Sonney, PhD, ARNP, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Dr. Sonney’s program of research is dedicated to improving the health of children with chronic conditions, with a particular emphasis on children with asthma. She is developing and testing family-centered health technologies to support parent-child shared asthma management.

Jenny Tsai, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC

Dr. Tsai’s primary research focuses on sociocultural determinants of mental and physical health of Asian immigrants with the goal to design effective theory-driven, community interventions to promote a healthy US Asian immigrant workforce.

Allison Webel, RN, PhD, FAAN

Dr. Webel’s clinical research laboratory focuses on generating high-quality evidence to help people with HIV live and age well, with an emphasis on diet and exercise. Her HEALTH study is currently testing a digital physical activity adherence application to maintain the benefits of short-term supervised exercise among older adults with HIV.

Weichao Yuwen, PhD, RN

Dr. Yuwen teaches and conducts research in developing, testing, and disseminating technology-enabled health solutions for people with chronic conditions and their family caregivers.

Digital Heath Innovation Hub Partners