Dr. Aubree Carlson

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 527-7081
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: orvis school of nursing
  • Research Fields: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Diseases, Symptom Science, Health Determinants Science, Telehealth
  • Disciplines: Health Professions and Related Programs, Nursing Education, Nursing Practice, Nursing Science, Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse


As faculty with the Orvis School of Nursing, Dr. Carlson mentors graduate students in the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) program and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This includes serving as both a chair and committee member on various graduate student’s committees.


Aubree Carlson, Ph.D., RN received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience in 2012 followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014. She then received a Master of Science in Nursing in 2017 in the nurse educator track through the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Arizona, earning a Ph.D. in Nursing Science with an emphasis on health determinants science. Aubree has worked in the acute care setting as a telemetry and medical-surgical RN, and in the outpatient setting as a RN Care Coordinator and a nurse specialist in a pulmonary rehabilitation program. Aubree is passionate about working with both undergraduate and graduate students, utilizing active learning techniques to enhance student engagement and understanding. Her primary research area of interest focuses on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) with an emphasis on dyspnea management techniques and early detection and diagnosis.

Scholarly Work
Carlson, A., Morrison, H., & Taylor-Piliae, R. (2023) Using the UCSF symptom management theory to manage dyspnea in patients with IPF. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference.
Carlson, A., & Gephart, S. (2022). Measurement of perceived stress among Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ASBSN) students. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference.
Carlson, A. (2021). Increasing COPD self-management strategies through nurse-to-patient education. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference.
Carlson, A. (2019). Interstitial lung disease, Nevada RNFormation, 28(3), 11.

Invited Presentations
Carlson, A. (2023). Pulmonary rehabilitation: The first essential step. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Summit. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Orlando, FL
Carlson, A. (2023). Breathing exercises to many dyspnea. Stanford Health Care. Stanford, CA
Carlson, A. (2016). COPD self-management: Reducing hospitalizations and ED visits through nurse-to-patient education. Renown Health. Reno, NV