Katherine (Kate) Trumbo, D.N.P.

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing 

Kate TrumboKate Trumbo has been a family nurse practitioner since 2013. She has significant clinical experience in internal medicine, with a special interest in oncology and palliative care. Her doctoral work focused on the sustainability of independent public health programs that provide resources for underserved populations. Interprofessional communication is at the core of her clinical practice and translational research efforts. While these conversations can be challenging, Kate believes that outcomes are dramatically improved when diverse groups find a way to speak a common language. Her journey demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning and diversity, with training and professional experience in natural and social sciences. She began with an undergraduate in bacteriology and went on to earn a graduate degree in life sciences communication. She completed her nursing education at Regis University, Vanderbilt University, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and University of Northern Colorado. Kate is a first-generation college graduate who honors the many ways in which education changes lives. She enjoys mentoring young adults who are attempting to establish their careers as well as adult learners who are balancing work, family, and new educational opportunities. Her strongest teaching experience to date lies in clinical practice where she has educated family medicine residents, nursing students, and families from all walks of life. She trained as a teacher and practitioner of Yin Yoga in Colorado, and most recently relocated to Portland from Minnesota.