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Teri Pipe

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Chief Wellbeing Off & Profr
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7805

Teri Pipe is Arizona State University's Chief Well-Being Officer and served as the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU) from 2011-2018. She also is the founding director of ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. Before coming to ASU in 2011, Professor Pipe served as director of Nursing Research and Innovation at Mayo Clinic Arizona and was an associate professor of nursing at the Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine. In 2014 she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow.

Professor Pipe is an expert on mindfulness which is a skill set to increase the ability to experience being fully present, focused and alive. Mindfulness has important implications for resilience within and beyond the healthcare and higher education sectors. She is an also an expert on nursing leadership with a focus on interprofessionalism, bringing nurses together with physicians and other health professionals, business people, and policy makers, to help redesign and improve health in the U.S. Her research interests include:  mindfulness, resilience in professional and clinical populations, health promotion and wellness, positive coping and stress management, oncology, and gerontology. She is a sought after speaker on the topics of mindfulness, workforce resilience and self-compassion. Among her recent honors was her recognition as a Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Hero in 2014. 

  • Ph.D. Health Policy and Administration with a minor in Gerontology, Pennsylvania State University 2000
  • M.S.N. Emphasis in Gerontology, University of Arizona 1989
  • B.S.N. University of Iowa 1985
Research Interests: 

Resilience in professional and clinical populations, health promotion/wellness, positive coping and stress management, oncology and gerontology.

Current/Recent Grants and Projects

  • Phoenix VA Health Care System - Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation Partnership to Transform Nursing Education and Practice (PAP-NEP) Project (Co-investigator). Funded by Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, VA Nursing Academic Partnerships, 2013-2017.
  • The Neural Correlates of Non-invasive Interventions for Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in Back Pain Patiens: An fMRI Pilot Project, (Co-investigator). Funded by Barrow Neurological Foundation, August 2013-September 2013.
  • Coping with Breast Cancer and Long-term Health Promotion: Examining Maladaptive Communication between Mothers and Young-Adult Daughters (Principal Investigator). Funded by Mayo/ASU Seed Grants, January 2010-2011.
  • Unrestricted Educational Grant: Professional Development: Oncology Nursing Research (Principal Investigator with Dr. Fonseca). Funded by Millennium, October 2009-October 2010.
  • "A phase II trial evaluating two non-pharmacologic interventions in cancer survivors for the treatment of sleep-wake disturbances" (Study Chair with Debra Barton, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN). Funded by National Cancer Institute/North Central Treatment Group Cooperative, September 2009-2011
  • "Patient Care Innovation: Assessing the IV Pole Human Factor Interface Design Features for Safety and Mobility in an Acute Care Setting" (Principal Investigator). Funded by Mayo Clinic Administration, 2009-2010.
  • Integrative Education and Training Program for Mayo Clinic Nurses: Evidence-Based Practice, Performance Measurement and Informatics (Co-Investigator). Funded by Mayo Clinic Rochester Executive Board, January 2007-2009.

For a current list of publications and research activity visit

Research Activity: 
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 607Scientific Role Developmnt III
NUR 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 601Scientific Role Development I
NUR 606Scientific Role Development II
NUR 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 607Scientific Role Developmnt III
NUR 692Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 601Scientific Role Development I
NUR 606Scientific Role Development II
NUR 692Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 692Research
Honors / Awards: 
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, 2014
  • Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Hero, 2014
  • Leadership Excellence Award, Sigma Theta Tau Beta Upsilon, 2012
  • MedSurg Nursing Journal's Research for Practice Writer's Award, 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching, Grand Canyon University, 1999
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Pennsylvania State University, 1999
  • Sigma Xi, 1990
  • Sigma Theta Tau Research Award, Beta Mu Chapter