Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Linden Wu, RN

University of Pittsburgh
PhD Student

Linden Wu earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She devoted four years of her undergraduate career as a student research assistant with her School of Nursing faculty mentors on the topic of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Teen Dating Violence (TDV). During this time, she collaborated closely with community sites including the local Women’s Center and Shelter. As an undergraduate, Linden was awarded three University of Pittsburgh Honors College Fellowships, and presented her research locally, state wide, nationally, and internationally; most notably at the Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau 25th International Research Conference- Hong Kong, China in 2014. Linden is presently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing PhD program, continuing with her research focus of IPV. She wishes to explore the usability and feasibility of a mobile health application as an intervention tool during IPV situations. Most recently Linden has been awarded a "Technology: Research in Chronic and Critical Illness" T32 training grant fellowship. Between September 2015 to April 2016 Linden was a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow. Clinically, Linden works as a part time psychiatric nurse at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) on an Integrative Health and Aging unit. At work, Linden serves on the Evidence Based Practice Committee, with a focus on quality improvements for both patient care and hospital policies.