Linda Eaton, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor (She/Her/Hers)

Linda Eaton received a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of California Los Angeles. In addition, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer, Aging, and End of Life Care at the University of Utah. Her clinical experience is in oncology nursing and she has been with the University of Washington Bothell since 2018.


My program of research focuses on symptom science. My long-term goal is to develop nonpharmacological interventions for pain and symptom management in persons with cancer and other chronic illnesses. My research team and I recently conducted a two-arm randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of a recorded hypnosis intervention for chronic pain relief with 109 cancer survivors at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington Medicine Healthcare System, and the University of Illinois Cancer Center (K23NR017208-01A1). Study participants were asked to listen to the recording for 28 days. The hypnosis intervention was effective in significantly reducing pain intensity, pain interference, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. I am currently conducting a pilot study evaluating a relaxation recording for reducing test anxiety and improving heart rate variability in UW Bothell undergraduate students (Co-investigator: Dr. Bryan White, STEM). My scholarship activities also include creating evidence-based resources for symptom management through my work with the Oncology Nursing Society and serving as an associate editor for the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.


University of Washington, School of Nursing
Seattle, WA

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science; Dissertation: Facilitators and Barriers to Evidence-Based Cancer Pain Management

University of California, School of Nursing
Los Angeles, CA

  • Master of Nursing; Thesis: The Effect of Chemotherapy on the Taste Sensitivity of Women with Breast Cancer

University of Washington, School of Nursing
Seattle, WA

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing



Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

  • Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Practice
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice
  • Wellness, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Critical Reading and Information Literacy in Nursing
  • Translational Research I