Joan Shaver, PhD, RN, FAAN

Joan Shaver, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Dean, College of Nursing
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Research and Clinical:

Research and Clinical Interest: 
Stress (emotional and physiological) activation and health effects,
Insomnia and sleep in women with chronic fatiguing conditions, e.g. fibromyalgia.
All Funding: 
Currently there is no grant funding information for this individual.

Shaver, J.L. Sleep in Older Adults. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers. Sponsored by Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the Arizona Geriatric Education Center, and the Arizona Center on Aging.

Shaver, J.L. Positive Effects of Hormone Therapy on Sleep: Compelling Evidence or Not? Menopause. Nov; 18(11): 1157-9 (Invited editorial).

Kapella, M.C., Herdegen, J.J., Perlis, M.L., Shaver, J.L., Larson, J.L., Law, J.A., & Carley, D.W. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia co-morbid with COPD is feasible with preliminary evidence of positive sleep and fatigue effects. Int J of Chron Obstr Pulmon Dis. 6:625-35.

Shaver, J.L., Sleep in J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (3rd ed), Springer Publishing Co., New York.


Shaver, J. L. Insomnia Burden: definition and link to the menopausal transition. Menopause, Jan-Feb:17(1):12-15 (invited editorial).

Shaver, J. L. Ameliorating hot flashes/awakenings in the context of breast cancer treatments. Menopause. Sep-Oct;17(5):889-91 (invited editorial)

Shaver, J. L. Sleep difficulties: due to menopausal status, age, other factors or all of the above? Menopause, Nov-Dec;17(6):1104-7 (invited editorial).

Finnegan L, Shaver J, Zenk SN, Wilkie DJ, Ferrans CE. The symptom cluster experience profile framework. Oncol Nurs Forum. Nov 1;37(6):E377-86


Shaver, J. L. The interface of depression, sleep, and vasomotor symptoms. Menopause, Jul-Aug;16(4):626-9 (invited editorial).

Shaver,J. L .F., Wilbur, J., Lee, Robinson, F. P., & Wang. E. Self-Reported Medication and Herb/Supplement Use by Women with and without Fibromyalgia, J. of Women's Health, 18(5):709-16

Finnegan, L , Campbell, R.T., Ferrans, C, Wilbur, J., Wilkie, D.J.; Shaver, J. Symptom Cluster Experience Profiles in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 38(2):258-269

Mundinger, M.O., Starck, P., Hathaway, D., Shaver, J. & Woods, N. F. The ABCs of the doctor of nursing practice: assessing resources, building a culture of clinical scholarship, curricular models. J. Prof.Nurs. ,Mar-Apr;25(2):69-74

Honors and Awards: 
2012: Fellow, Western Academy of Nursing
2007: North American Menopause Society/Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Menopause and Sleep Research Award
2004: Research Lifetime Achievement Award: Midwest Nursing Research Society
1988: Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Association
Institution/LocationDegreeAttendedField of Study
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Physiology and Biophysics (School of Medicine)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA