University of Portland

Kelly Fox

School of Nursing & Health Innovations, Assistant Professor

Kelly Fox



Buckley Center 301

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Kelly Fox, DNP, MN, BSN, RN, served 10 years as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Portland, School of Nursing and Health Innovations before becoming an Assistant Professor and Director of the Harrington Health Clinic in 2017. Dr. Fox completed her DNP at Yale University in 2017 and MN degree at the University of Washington in 2009. Dr. Fox teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In practice, Dr. Fox has maintained a commitment to clients and a focus on leadership and professionalism.  She assisted in developing Corporate Health NW, a nurse managed health clinic, that provided primary health care and education to employees of a major corporation.  In 2007, she established Healthcare Professionals of Portland PC which provides primary healthcare, advocacy, health consultation and coordination of care to clients across the life span.  This community model was developed to increase the quality and safety of client care.   
Her research interests include disruptive innovation and RN-led care, integration of design thinking in nursing curricula and employee-centered models of care utilizing on-site nursing care and telehealth.  


  • Yale University, Doctor of Nursing Practice, earned May of 2017
  • University of Washington, Master of Nursing (Nurse Educator), earned June of 2009
  • University of Portland, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, earned May of 1990


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Improvement Project, 2019-2020Kindra ScanlonRisk Assessment and Same-Day Appointments PracticeImprovement Project

Recent Publications

  • Fox, K., & McCorkle, R. (2018). An Employee-Centered Model of Care Responds to the Triple Aim: Improving Employee Health. Workplace Health and Safety, Vol 66, No. 8, 373-383.
  • Master’s Thesis (2009): “Teamwork and Collaboration: subjective and objective knowledge gained bybaccalaureate students after completion of a leadership course.”