Dr. Christiansen is a pediatric and family nurse practitioner in emergency and urgent care departments, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She teaches courses in pediatric clinical, advanced health assessment, and DNP practicums. Her areas of interest include advance practice regulations, childhood chronic illness, and asthma education. She is a certified asthma educator and former board member of the Association of Asthma Educators. She currently serves as President of Texas DNP and President-Elect of TANC: The Texas Austin NAPNAP Chapter. Dr. Christiansen has experience working in a variety of specialties including NICU, Surgical/Trauma ICU, emergency nursing, and asthma case management.