Dr. Lynn Reinke is the inaugural Claire Dumke Ryberg, RN, Presidential Endowed Chair in End-of-Life/Palliative Care, University of Utah College of Nursing. In this role, Lynn's vision is to develop a regional center of excellence and promote the University of Utah and College of Nursing as nationally recognized leaders in palliative care. The ultimate goal is that everyone living in Utah who needs palliative and end-of-life care will get it.
Previously, Dr. Reinke was an Investigator in the Health Services Research & Development Division at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems at the University of Washington’s School of Nursing.
Dr. Reinke’s research focuses on improving the delivery of end-of-life care for patients with advanced, life-limiting illnesses, specifically patients with lung cancer, COPD and multimorbidities. Her studies are designed to test system integration of palliative care into subspecialty and primary care services. Dr. Reinke’s health care policy interests include improving early access to community palliative care services and the provision of value-based care for seriously ill older adults.
Altarum Institute; and Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (CTAC)