Kim Whitmore, PhD, RN

Honorary Associate Fellow


4181 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

PhD, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee; Nursing Research

MSN, Marquette University; Healthcare Systems Leadership

Honors BS, Marquette University; Exercise Science

Kim Whitmore is interested in better understanding and addressing the needs of families of children with special healthcare needs using a health services and systems approach. Her current research is focused on examining the respite care needs of family caregivers. The overall goal of her research is to inform the development of a care delivery system that promotes family self-management in families of children with special healthcare needs across the lifespan in order to optimize individual and family outcomes and promote health equity.

Dr. Whitmore joined the School of Nursing faculty in 2017 and also serves as an affiliate on the Public Health Program Faculty at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. In addition to being an educator and research scientist, she has more than 15 years of progressive leadership experience working with communities as a home-care nurse manager, local health officer, policy section chief and state health plan officer for the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.