Dr. Chloé Littzen-Brown, RN, AE-C

Assistant Professor of Nursing, The University of Portland, School of Nursing
Research Analyst, The University of Arizona, College of Nursing

Exec Committee 2021-2024

My research interests include nursing philosophy and theory, integrative health, social justice, and mixed methods. I identify as an intermodernist as originally proposed by Dr. Pamela Reed. My dissertation work examined the work-related well-being of young adult nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic with a novel focus of nursing worldviews as a primary concept in her theoretical framework.

I joined IPONS as a full member in 2021.

Selected Publications

  • Brown, B. B., Dillard-Wright, J., Hopkins-Walsh, J., Littzen, C. O. R., & Vo, T. (2021). Patterns of knowing and being in the COVIDIcene: An epistemological and ontological reckoning for posthumans. Advances in Nursing Science. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000387
  • Littzen-Brown, C. (2021). Theory-guided research: What, why, and how? [Blog post].
  • Littzen, C. (2020). How the nursing philosophy of intermodernism changed the way I see the world as a novice nurse scientist. [Blog post].
  • Littzen, C., Langley, C., & Grant, C. (2020). The prismatic mid-paradigm of nursing. Nursing Science Quarterly, 33(1), 41-45. doi: 10.1177/0894318419881806


  • PhD, 2021, Nursing, Systems and Integrative Health, The University of Arizona
  • MSN, 2017, Nursing, Public Health Emphasis, Grand Canyon University
  • BSN, 2014, Grand Canyon University
  • AAS, 2012, Nursing, Yavapai College