University of Portland

Claire McKinley Yoder

School of Nursing & Health Innovations, Assistant Professor

Claire McKinley Yoder



Buckley Center 301

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Claire McKinley-Yoder, PhD, RN, CNE, is the BSN Program Director and an Assistant Professor at the University of Portland, School of Nursing and Health Innovations. Dr. McKinley-Yoder completed her PhD in Nursing from Villanova University, MSN with an emphasis as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and BS in Biology degree at Oregon State University in 1997. She joined the faculty of University of Portland in 2020 after working as an assistant professor at the Oregon Health and Science University. Her research interests include the educational outcomes of childhood disability, pediatric public health, and nursing education.   


  • MSN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Biology, Oregon State University


  • HARPFall Prevention in Community Based Care Facilities, Hiroko Kyoshi-Teo(PI), Claire McKinley Yoder (co-PI). Gresham, OR
  • Relationships Among Individual and School Factors in Graduation of Children with Disabilities (dissertation study). Oregon

Recent Publications

  • McKinley Yoder, C. & Pesch, M. S. (2020). An academic-fire department partnership to address social determinants of health. Journal of Nursing Education.
  • McKinley Yoder, C. & Cantrell, M. A. (2019). Childhood disability and educational outcomes: A systematic review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 45, 37-50. DOI:10.1016/j.pedn.2019.01.003