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Kristen Buschle, APRN


  • Nurse Practitioner, Division of Infectious Diseases
My interests are in science and in helping patients and their families through illnesses. I progressed to clinical research to help people of all ages more globally.

About

Biography

I’m a nurse practitioner specializing in infectious diseases vaccine research with the Gamble Program for Clinical Studies at Cincinnati Children’s. As a sub-investigator, I contribute to many clinical trials with participants of all ages, from infants through the elderly. I am also a lead research coordinator for many other studies.

I initially joined Cincinnati Children's because I knew it was innovative and patient- and family- centered. My interests are in science and in helping patients and their families through illnesses. I progressed to clinical research to help people of all ages more globally.

I have special interest in pediatric clinical research, particularly in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine studies. I have also been involved in numerous adult vaccine studies, including Ebola virus, hantavirus, influenza virus, norovirus, shigella, E. coli and cholera.

As a strong patient advocate, I bring compassion and a sense of understanding people to my work. One of my highest honors was receiving the B. Robison-Sporck Nursing Award in 1998, when I was a liver transplant nurse. This award is presented annually to a nurse who demonstrates positive leadership and outstanding clinical performance. I have also been nominated for the Florence Nightingale Award.

I enjoy spending my free time with my family and dog.

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