Britta Torgrimson-Ojerio, PhD, RN, is a nurse researcher and senior manager for clinical trials at CHR. She has research expertise in human physiology and patient-centered outcomes, and is a certified nurse with experience in direct nursing clinical care. Much of her current research focuses on public health and the health care delivery system.
Dr. Torgrimson-Ojerio directs CHR-based vaccine trials, oncology trials, cardiovascular trials, and a variety of other specialty clinical trials. She is currently involved in several COVID-19 trials and serves as a site principal investigator and co-investigator on health care delivery system and public health studies, including research on tear gas.
Dr. Torgrimson-Ojerio received her PhD in human physiology from the University of Oregon in 2007. She then pursued postdoctoral research at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, where her training included clinical trials nursing research and RN licensure as a Jonas Scholar in the accelerated nursing program. After working as a nurse in a pediatric ER, she joined CHR in 2015 as a clinical research specialist and nurse case manager. She was appointed research clinic coordinator in 2016 and senior manager of Clinical Research Support Services in 2019.
Dr. Torgrimson-Ojerio is a member of the National Clinical Trials Committee, CHR Leadership Team, KPNW Operational Interface Council, CHR Advisory Biospecimen Committee, and the KPNW Research Compliance Committee.