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Kristen Archbold, RN, PhD, Named Associate Dean for Research in UTHSC College of Nursing


Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, interim Dean of the College of Nursing is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristen Archbold, RN, PhD, as Associate Dean of Nursing Research.  “Dr. Archbold will be instrumental in the further development of the College of Nursing’s scholarly portfolio and working with the faculty to set the College of Nursing research agenda,” said Dr. Likes.

Dr. Archbold comes to UTHSC from the University of Arizona, where she was a tenured research professor in the College of Nursing. She received her BSN in 1993 and PhD in nursing in 2001, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neurology at the University of Michigan. She then went to the University of Washington School of Nursing to complete another fellowship in 2003, and went on to become a research assistant professor and has since been promoted to an associate professor.

Dr. Archbold’s research is focused on understanding the links between sleep and neurobehavioral patterns in school-aged children, specifically, the impact of disrupted sleep architecture and chronic intermittent hypoxia on brain structure and function in children with obstructive sleep apnea. She is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health with an R0-1 grant in this area.