Windy Alonso, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Windy Alonso first joined UNMC in July 2017. She obtained her PhD degree in Nursing from Penn State University. Windy's research focuses on identifying outcome disparities for patients with advanced heart failure undergoing ventricular assist device therapy. She will be working on a secondary analysis of data from UNMC maintained by the Interagency Registry of Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support to identify differences in clinical and patient-reported outcomes related to rural vs. urban residency. Windy’s goal is to be an independent nurse scientist at a research intensive institution to develop and test interventions aimed at addressing outcome disparities for rural patients with advanced heart failure.