Christine Denhup, PhD APRN CPNP-PCAssociate Professor

Dr. Christine Denhup is an Associate Professor in the EGAN School of Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University. Dr. Denhup graduated with her BSN from Southern Connecticut State University, MSN from Yale University, and PhD in Nursing from Seton Hall University. She holds licensure as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and board certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care.

Dr. Denhup is an APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy provider, and a Pediatric ELNEC trainer. Dr. Denhup has practiced as a pediatric nurse, pediatric oncology clinical nurse specialist, and academic nurse educator during her nursing career. Dr. Denhup has received several recognition awards, including recipient of the Connecticut Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing and co-recipient of the International Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She has served on the state and national levels through active participation in various organizations, including the Connecticut Coalition to Improve End of Life Care and the Advisory Group for the Palliative and Hospice Nursing Professional Issues Panel convened by the American Nurses Association and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Dr. Denhup’s scholarship focuses on advancing nursing education and science in pediatric palliative care and parental bereavement.