Jennifer Hansberry, R.N., B.S.N.

Jennifer Hansberry, R.N., B.S.N.

Director, Clinical Research
Swedish Medical Center


Jennifer Hansberry, RN, BSN, has been the administrative director of the Swedish Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI) since 1999. For the past two decades, she has been involved in research at Swedish. In her current role, she provides direction and leadership for all research projects performed within Swedish Medical Center facilities. She works closely with Swedish’s Institutional Review Boards on the rapidly expanding array of federal and commercial trials conducted by Swedish researchers.

SCRI makes significant contributions to medical research every day. More than 700 projects are conducted every year, supporting research collaborations both locally and abroad. Over than last decade, nearly $70 million worth of private and federal research has been conducted at Swedish.

Major accomplishments under Hansberry’s leadership include:

  • Creation of a centralized infrastructure that supports investigators with applications, contracts, budget, fiscal oversight, and conduct of research projects and programs utilizing Swedish patients, facilities or resources.
  • Expansion of SCRI from a single department to ten distinct research programs employing 126 dedicated individuals.>
  • Instituting an agreement with Western Institutional Review Board to provide review of commercially sponsored research trials for Swedish.

Prior to becoming director of clinical research, Hansberry managed federal and commercially sponsored research projects in the areas of pain and diabetes for nine years.   She earned her bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University. She is a member of the Society of Research Administrators, Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and the Health Care Compliance Association. Hansberry has served on the board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Researchers (NWABR) since 2005 and is currently NWABR’s secretary.

If you are a member of the news media and would like to speak with Jennifer Hansberry, contact the media manager in Swedish Medical Center's Marketing Communications Department at (206) 405-6481 or via 

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