Barbara B. Cochrane
Ph.D., University of Washington, Nursing Science, 1992.
M.N., University of Washington, Physiological Nursing, 1986.
B.S., University of Alaska Anchorage, Nursing, 1982.
B.A., University of Oregon, Psychology, 1976.
Older women's health. Clinical and research expertise include gerontology and healthy aging, postmenopausal hormone therapy, symptoms and symptom management, psychosocial oncology, cardiovascular nursing. Methodological areas of expertise include data and safety monitoring, multi-center clinical trials, intervention research, and qualitative research (grounded theory).
(Reading, Writing, Speaking)
English: (Fluent, Fluent, Functional)
French: (Functional, Basic, Basic)
American Academy of Nursing
American Geriatrics Society
American Heart Association
American Nurses Association
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
American Society on Aging
Gerontological Society of America
National Council on Aging
National Gerontological Nursing Association
North American Menopause Society
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau International
Western Institute of Nursing
Honors and Awards
2006, Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
2003, PSONS Quarterly Writing Award, "Obtaining funds for research" (with Linda Eaton), Puget Sound Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society
1997, Research Fund Award, "Breast Cancer Awareness: Learning about your Risk", Positive Yoga
1994, Fellow, Twentieth Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases, American Heart Association (AHA)
1994, Research Excellence Award, National Association of Women's Health Professionals
1992, Excellence in Writing Award in Research, "Breast cancer: Demands of illness" (with Katherine Klaich), Oncology Nursing Society/Cetus
1990, Research Fund Award, “Women’s Experience Following Acute Myocardial Infarction”, Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau
1993-2005, Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Family and Child Nursing
1992-2005, Senior Staff Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Cancer Prevention, Public Health Sciences
1982-1985, Staff Nurse, Clinical Level III of IV, Providence Hospital, Coronary Care
Key Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Common Dementias: Prevalence and Implications for Caregivers, Clinicians, and Health Systems.. Research in gerontological nursing. :1-9.. 2013.
Hyperglycemia, Insulin Resistance, Impaired Pancreatic β-Cell Function, and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer.. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 105(14):1027-35.. 2013.
A Prospective Study of Plasma Adiponectin and Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Five US Cohorts.. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 105(2):95-103.. 2013.
Effects of menopausal hormone therapy on ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.. Breast cancer research and treatment. 137(3):915-25.. 2013.
Inflammatory Plasma Markers and Pancreatic Cancer Risk: A Prospective Study of Five U.S. Cohorts.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology.. 2013.
Frailty: A Review of the First Decade of Research.. Biological research for nursing.. 2012.
Migraine History, Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Use, and Risk of Postmenopausal Endometrial Cancer.. Hormones & cancer. 3(5-6):240-8.. 2012.
Statins, Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and physical performance in older women.. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60(12):2206-14.. 2012.
Toward a Positive Aging Phenotype for Older Women: Observations From the Women's Health Initiative.. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences.. 2012.
Patterns and predictors of sexual activity among women in the Hormone Therapy trials of the Women's Health Initiative.. Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 18(11):1160-71.. 2011.
Exploring a diffusion of benefit: does a woman with breast cancer derive benefit from an intervention delivered to her partner? Oncology nursing forum. 38(2):207-14.. 2011.
Menopausal symptom experience before and after stopping estrogen therapy in the Women's Health Initiative randomized, placebo-controlled trial.. Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 17(5):946-54.. 2010.
Postmenopausal hormone use and the risk of nephrolithiasis: results from the Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy trials.. Archives of internal medicine. 170(18):1678-85.. 2010.
Vasomotor symptoms and coronary artery calcium in postmenopausal women.. Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 17(6):1136-45.. 2010.
Evaluation of the American Heart Association cardiovascular disease prevention guideline for women.. Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes. 3(2):128-34.. 2010.
Calcium/vitamin D supplementation and coronary artery calcification in the Women's Health Initiative.. Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 17(4):683-91.. 2010.
Predictors of adherence in the Women's Health Initiative Calcium and Vitamin D Trial.. Behavioral medicine (Washington, D.C.). 34(4):145-55.. 2009.
The 2009-2013 research agenda for oncology nursing.. Oncology nursing forum. 36(5):E274-82.. 2009.
New-onset breast tenderness after initiation of estrogen plus progestin therapy and breast cancer risk.. Archives of internal medicine. 169(18):1684-91.. 2009.
Inflammation and thrombosis biomarkers and incident frailty in postmenopausal women.. The American journal of medicine. 122(10):947-54.. 2009.
Mortality risk associated with physical and verbal abuse in women aged 50 to 79.. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57(10):1799-809.. 2009.
A randomized controlled trial of calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and risk of benign proliferative breast disease.. Breast cancer research and treatment. 116(2):339-50.. 2009.
Effect of weight change on natural history of pelvic organ prolapse.. Obstetrics and gynecology. 113(1):81-8.. 2009.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use and incident frailty in women aged 65 and older: prospective findings from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57(2):297-303.. 2009.