Jonas V Veterans Healthcare Scholar

Kristin Wainwright, BSN, BA, RN

Duke University
PhD Student

Kristin J. Wainwright is a 3rd year PhD student in the Duke University School of Nursing. Her research interests include genetics/genomics nursing, and symptom management in chronic illness. She earned a BA in the Natural Sciences from New College of Florida, a BSN from East Carolina University, and is a graduate of the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research Summer Genetics Institute. Kristin worked most recently in Neurosurgery Research at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, and served on the University and Medical Center IRB. She has taken part in a variety of research projects including a study on Florida Red Tide and human health with Mote Marine Laboratory, an occupational radiation exposure study in Vascular Interventional Radiology with Vidant Medical Center, as well as a multitude of neurosurgery-related clinical and device trials. While at Duke she has assisted with nursing mentorship and leadership projects, and serves as the Executive Secretary for both the Duke University Graduate and Professional Student Council, and the School of Nursing Student Council. For her dissertation she will be exploring symptoms and employment in adults with Multiple Sclerosis. She is married with three cats, and enjoys playing French horn with the Duke Medicine Orchestra.