The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Lynn Reinke PhD, ARNP, FAAN

University of Washington

Lynn F. Reinke, PhD, ARNP, FAAN is an Investigator in Health Services Research & Development and a Nurse Practitioner at the VA Health Care System in Seattle, WA. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, University of Washington, School of Nursing where she serves as Co-Director of the Palliative Care Training Center. 

Dr. Reinke’s research focuses on improving the delivery of palliative and end-of-life care for patients with advanced, life-limiting illnesses, specifically lung cancer and COPD. Her studies are designed to test nurse-led palliative care interventions in sub-specialty and primary care services and on improving the quality of clinicians’ end-of-life communication skills.