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Denise Link

Clinical Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Biography

Denise Link is a women’s health nurse practitioner and clinical professor of nursing with the College of Nursing and Health Innovation where she is specialty coordinator for the women’s health DNP concentration and practices in the campus health clinic. Professor Link has been a practicing women’s health nurse practitioner since 1979. In addition to her role as a full time faculty member, she also practices at the ASU Health Center Downtown - Community Health Center where she additionally provides supervised clinical practice hours for ASU Doctor of Nursing Practice students. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Professor Link is co-chair of Practice Committee for the Arizona Action Coalition, leading efforts to put the IOM Future of Nursing recommendations into practice in Arizona. She has served as an inaugural member of the Duke University/Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program Advisory Board. She is a department editor for The Journal for Nurse Practitioners and a reviewer for three other journals. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and nursing texts, presented at state, regional, national and international conferences about nurse-led health care, the nurse practitioner role, interdisciplinary education, health policy, and women’s health topics.

Education
  • Ph.D. Nursing, Widener University, Chester, PA 2002     
  • M.S.N. Health Care of Women and the Childbearing Family, with minor in Administration, University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of Business 1979
  • B.S.N. Nursing, Gwynedd Mercy College, PA 1977
  • A.S.N. Nursing, Gwynedd Mercy College, 1975
Research Activity
  • Link,Denise G*. Title X for Calendar Year 2014 - (Base). (12/31/2013 - 3/31/2015).
  • Link,Denise G*, Link,Denise G*. Title X for Calendar Year 2013. (12/31/2012 - 12/30/2013).
  • Link,Denise G*. Title X Family Planning Program Year 11. AZ FAMILY PLANNING COUNCIL(1/1/2011 - 12/31/2011).
  • Link,Denise G*. Title X Family Planning Program Year 11 (HIV). AZ FAMILY PLANNING COUNCIL(1/1/2011 - 12/31/2011).
  • Link,Denise G*. Title X Family Planning Program Year 11 (EMRP). AZ FAMILY PLANNING COUNCIL(1/1/2011 - 6/30/2011).
  • Link,Denise G*. Title X Family Planning Program Year 10. AZ FAMILY PLANNING COUNCIL(1/1/2010 - 12/31/2010).
  • Link,Denise G*. A Partnership for Clinican EHR Use and Quality of Care. MICHIGAN PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITU(9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010).
  • Link,Denise G*. Expanding Access to Primary Care Through Multigenerational Community Centers. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES(7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011).
  • Link,Denise G*. Title X Family Planning Program Year 9. AZ FAMILY PLANNING COUNCIL(1/1/2009 - 12/31/2009).
  • Link,Denise G*. A Partnership for Clinician EHR Use and Quality of Care. MICHIGAN PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITU(1/1/2009 - 8/31/2009).
  • Link,Denise G*. A Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of a Spot Xthetrix Ultrasound Device in the Management of Acute Acne Lesions. GUIDED THERAPY SYSTEMS, LLC(9/18/2008 - 9/17/2009).
  • Link,Denise G*. Clinical Assessment of a Massed Practice Therapy Device. Kinetic Muscles, Inc(6/30/2008 - 12/31/2010).
  • Link,Denise G*. Title X Family Planning Program Year 8. AZ FAMILY PLANNING COUNCIL(1/1/2008 - 12/31/2008).
  • Link,Denise G*. Title X Family Planning Program Year 8 - Chlamydia Project. AZ FAMILY PLANNING COUNCIL(1/1/2008 - 12/31/2008).
  • Link,Denise G*. Evaluating the Reproducibility of the Cardiolert System to Satisfy the FDA Request. CARDIOLERT SYS(12/1/2006 - 2/16/2009).
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 615Mgmt Women's Health Problems
DNP 616Women's Health Practicum II
DNP 703Scholarly Writing
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 613Women's Health Promotion I
DNP 614Women's Health Practicum I
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 617Mgt Complex&Chronc Disease Wm
DNP 618Womens Health Practicum III
DNP 707Disseminating Evidence
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 603HealthEquitySocialJustice
DNP 615Mgmt Women's Health Problems
DNP 616Women's Health Practicum II
DNP 703Scholarly Writing
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 613Women's Health Promotion I
DNP 614Women's Health Practicum I
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 617Mgt Complex&Chronc Disease Wm
DNP 618Womens Health Practicum III
DNP 707Disseminating Evidence
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 615Mgmt Women's Health Problems
DNP 616Women's Health Practicum II
DNP 703Scholarly Writing
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 613Women's Health Promotion I
DNP 614Women's Health Practicum I
DNP 621Health Assessment Skills
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 617Mgt Complex&Chronc Disease Wm
DNP 618Womens Health Practicum III
DNP 707Disseminating Evidence
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 615Mgmt Women's Health Problems
DNP 616Women's Health Practicum II
DNP 703Scholarly Writing
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 613Women's Health Promotion I
DNP 614Women's Health Practicum I
DNP 621Health Assessment Skills
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 618Womens Health Practicum III
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 615Mgmt Women's Health Problems
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 613Women's Health Promotion I
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Honors / Awards

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

2017 March of Dimes Arizona Chapter Nurse of the Year (Advanced Practice)

2016 Inspirational Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner of the Year – Policy

(Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health)

2015 Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Heroes, Finalist

2012 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Arizona Nurse Practitioner of the Year

2012 March of Dimes Arizona Chapter Nurse of the Year (Patient Advocate)

Editorships

Link, D. (2017). Preparing for the holidays: Rethinking drinking. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(9), 645-646.

Link, D. (2017). We hold these truths to be self-evident. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(6), 444-445.

Link, D. (2017). Women in clinical trials – sex matters. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(4). 311-312.

Link, D. (2016). A month of days for women. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(9). p.644-645

Link, D. (2016). Can we go home again? Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12 (7). p. 498-499

Campos, S. & Link, D. (2016) Pseudocyesis. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12 (6). p. 390 - 394. (CE offering)

Link, D. (2016) Nursing care of the family during pregnancy. In D. Lowdermilk, M.C. Cashion

           and S. Perry (Authors). Maternity and Women’s Health Care (11th Ed.) St.Louis: Mosby,

           Inc. 

Professional Associations

American Academy of Nursing; Women's Health Expert Panel

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American Nurses Association

Arizona Nurses Association

Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

Service
  • Precinct Committeewoman, Park Central Precinct, Legislative Districe 24
  • Candidate, Arizona State House of Representatives, Legislative District 24
  • Nat'l Partnership for Women & Families; Expert Panel Member, Facility Standards Development Initiative 
  • Committee Member, Arizona Health Improvement Plan (Women's and Children's Health)
  • Sun Devils Family Charities (non-ASU affiliated), Patient Services Committee
  • ASU Homecoming Block Party, Team Leader, CONHI First Aid Tent   2003 - 2017