Kenn Daratha
Associate Professor 509-324-7405 SNRS 333 PO BOX 1495

Kenn Daratha serves on the faculty at the Washington State University College of Nursing and at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He teaches doctoral statistics, evidence-based practice, and clinical epidemiology. His research interests include improving health outcomes for hospitalized patients. His most recent publication in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology was titled ‘Risks of Subsequent Hospitalization and Death in Patients with Kidney Disease’. His manuscript titled ‘Co-Occurring Mood Disorders among Hospitalized Patients and Risk for Subsequent Medical Hospitalization’ was just accepted by the journal General Hospital Psychiatry.


  • PhD (Computer Science, Statistics, Health Sciences) Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • MBA , Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
  • BA in Business (Management Information Systems & Decision Science), Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA



Improving health outcomes of hospitalized patients, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and interventions, metabolic diseases, acute kidney injury, biostatistics and epidemiology


  • American Society of Nephrology, 2011-present
  • Washington State Department of Health Diabetes Leadership Team, 2006-2010


  • Excellence in Research, Washington State University College of Nursing, 2010
  • Chair, Washington State Department of Health Diabetes Leadership Team, 2009


Daratha KB, Barbosa-Leiker C, Burley MH, Short RA, Layton LE, McPherson S, Dyck DG, McFarland BH, Tuttle, KR (2012). Co-Occurring Mood Disorders among Hospitalized Patients and Risk for Subsequent Medical Hospitalization. General Hospital Psychiatry, (in press).

Bindler RB, Bindler RB, Daratha KB (2012). Biologic Correlates and Predictors of Insulin Resistance among Early Adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, (in press).

Daratha KB, Short RA, Corbett CF, Ring ME, Alicic R, Choka R, Tuttle, KR (2012). Risks of Subsequent Hospitalization and Death in Patients with Kidney Disease. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Vol. 7 No. 3, 409-16.

Wordell D, Daratha KB, Mandal B, Bindler RC, Butkus SN, Ochs L (2012). Changes in School Food Environment Affects Food Behavior and Food Choices. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol. 112, Issue 1, 137-141.

Gore JL, Wright JL, Daratha KB, Roberts KP, Lin DW, Wessells H, Porter M. (2011). Hospital-level variation in the quality of urologic cancer surgery. Cancer, published online 26 Jul 2011.

Steele MM, Daratha KB, Bindler RC, Power TG. (2011). The relationship between self-efficacy for behaviors that promote healthy weight and clinical indicators of adiposity in a sample of early adolescents. Health Education Behavior, published online 7 Apr 2011.

Bindler, R.C., & Daratha, K.B. (2011). Relationships of Weight Status and Cardiometabolic Outcomes in Early Adolescence. Biological Research for Nursing, published online 28 Feb 2011.

Power TG, Ullrich-French SC, Steele MM, Daratha KB, Bindler RC (2011). Obesity, cardiovascular fitness, and physically active adolescents’ motivations for activity: A self- determination theory approach. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2011, Vol 12(6).

Adamson, K., Daratha, K.B., & Bindler, R.C. (2010). Dietary Quality Among Early Adolescents and Associations with Health Indicators. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition 2(3), 158-164.

Bindler, R.C., Richardson, B., Daratha, K.B., & Wordell, D. (2010). Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration for Health Science: Strengths and Challenges. Applied Nursing Research : ANR, published online 16 Aug 2010.

Ullrich-French, S.C., Power, T., Daratha, K.B., Bindler, R.C., & Steele, M.M. (2010). Examination of adolescents’ screen time and physical fitness as independent correlates of weight status and blood pressure. Journal of Sports Sciences 28, 1189-1196.

Corbett CF, Setter SM, Daratha KB, Neumiller JJ, Wood, LW (2010). Nurse identified hospital to home medication discrepancies: Implications for improving transitional care. Geriatric Nursing 31:188-196, 2010.

Power, T., Bindler, R.C., Goetz, S., & Daratha, K.B. (2010). Obesity prevention in early adolescence: Student, parent, and teacher perspectives. The Journal of School Health. 80, 13-19.

Weeks, D.L., Daratha, K.B., Towle, L.A. (2009). Diabetes Prevalence and Influence on Resource Use in Washington State Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, 2001-2007. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 2009 Nov;90(11):1937-43.

Daratha, K.B., Bindler (2009). Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents:  Effects of Individual Components, Time, and Gender on Prevalence. Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine; 2009 Apr;163(4):365-70.

Tuttle, K.R., Shuler, Packard, Milton, Daratha, Bibus, Short (2008). A Randomized Trial of Low-Fat or Mediterranean-Style Dietary Intervention after Myocardial Infarction. American Journal of Cardiology; 2008 Jun 1;101(11):1523-30.