Britta Torgrimson-Ojerio, PhD, RN, is a nurse researcher and the Senior Manager for Clinical Trials. Dr. Torgrimson-Ojerio has research expertise in human physiology and patient-centered outcomes and is also a certified nurse with experience in direct nursing clinical care. Much of her current research focuses on the health care delivery system. In her role as the Senior Manager for the Clinical Trials department at the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research (CHR), Dr. Torgrimson-Ojerio directs the program over the Center for Health Research 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 several health care delivery system studies.
Dr. Torgrimson-Ojerio received her Ph.D. in human physiology from the University of Oregon in 2007. She then pursued postdoctoral research at t the School of Nursing at OHSU, 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 worked as a clinical research specialist and nurse case manager for CHR in 2015; she was appointed Research Clinic Coordinator in 2016. Dr. Torgrimson-Ojerio is a member of the KPNW Nursing Evidence Based Practice and Research Council, as well as the KPNW Research Response Team.