Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management


  • April 2019: “Interactive Technologies to Improve Sleep in Pediatric & Adult Populations”
    • Research on Self-Management in Pediatric Diabetes – Dr. Margaret Grey
    • Web-Based Interventions for Chronic Pain in Youth – Dr. Tonya Palermo
    • Human-Centered Design of Sleep Technology – Dr. Julie Kientz
  • April 2018:  “Social Media for Self-management in Patients with Chronic Conditions”
    • Supporting Self-Management: Just-In-Time Adaptive Sleep Intervention Using mHealth – Dr. Bambang Parmanto’s
    • Smartphone “Apps” to Support Sleep Self-Management: Review and Evaluation – Yong Choi’s presentation
    • Panel discussion
  • April 2017: “Sleep Health Self- & Shared-Management: Measurement & Study Design Considerations” with Dr. Terri Weaver (external advisory board member) and Dr. Erica Johnson (Seattle Children’s Hospital).


  • Kantrowitz-Gordon, I. “Losing Sleep for Midwifery.” Guest lecturer in NURS 573, Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing, November, 2018. University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA.
  • Kitsiou, S. “iCardia: An Innovative mHealth Platform” presentation with Dr. Zaslavsky, Pilot Project PI, April 2018. University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA.
  • Moore, S. “Advances in the Science of Self-Management” Podium Presentation, University of Washington, School of Nursing, April 2017. Seattle, WA.
  • McCurry S. “Sleeping well, naturally” Podium Presentation, University House, October 2017. Seattle, WA.
  • McCurry S. “CBT for insomnia: A practical update”, Swedish Medical Center Sleep Center, November 2017. Seattle, WA.
  • Landis C. “Tips for Better Sleep” Podium Presentation, Hearthstone Retirement Home, March 2018. Seattle, WA.
  • Ward TM, Klee K, Chen ML, Yuwen W. “Sleep in hospitalized Parent-Child Dyads,” Podium Presentation Western Institute of Nursing, April 2018 Spokane, WA.
  • Wang PL, Parsons E & Ward TM. “Sleep Deficiency and Symptom Clusters in Acute Lung Injury Patients”, Podium Presentation, Western Institute of Nursing, April 2018. Spokane, WA.


  • Fall, 2018:  Burr R.  “Actigraphy in Nursing Research”, Robert L. Burr, MSEE, PhD (Actigraphy course lead).
  • Winter 2018:  “Health behavioral change intervention that incorporate self-management strategies” bi-weekly seminars for our graduate students, post doctoral fellows, faculty, staff, and interdisciplinary colleagues. This was led by Dr. Ward.

Community/Classroom Events:

  • Williamson J. “The Influence of Sleep on Health and Well Being” Guest Speaker Presentation, Tacoma Community College, Jan 2018. Tacoma, WA.
  • Williamson J. “The Importance of Sleep” Guest Speaker Presentation, Yacolt Primary School, March 2018. Yacolt, WA.