Lauri Linder, PhD APRN CPON®Assistant Professor

Dr. Lauri Linder currently holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Cancer Transplant Center at Primary Children's Hospital. Her research emphasizes supportive care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer with attention to symptom management, including novel uses of technology to measure the patient’s unique, personal experience and to support subsequent clinician decision-making.

A key focus of her clinical role from late 2010 through the present has been implementing efforts to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in the inpatient and ambulatory populations. As part of this effort, Dr. Linder led our team in developing enhanced supportive care protocols that formalize expectations related to daily hygiene, oral care, and physical activity. These protocols were implemented in 2013 and resulted in statistically significant decreases in the organisms most frequently associated with CLABSIs in the pediatric hematology/oncology population: viridans group streptococci and coagulase-negative staphylococci.