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Lorin is fascinated by the nervous system’s complexity and continuous state of scientific discovery. It greatly impacts a person’s functional status and quality of life, making this work a profound privilege. 

In her role, Lorin finds joy in finding clear and creative ways to help patients fully understand their unique conditions and the components of their healthcare, such as their medications and impending procedures. Providing this comfort, reassurance, and building trust with patients is her goal in every interaction. 

Lorin believes that the Pacific Northwest is a perfect place for a foodie to live. She loves trying new (vegetarian) foods and beverages that are local to the region. 

Outside of work, Lorin enjoys spending time on the water in any fun capacity, reading non-fiction, podcasts, and doing DIY projects. 

Volunteer Activities

Past Chairperson, Specialty Focus Groups, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses 

Nursing Section Leadership, Neurocritical Care Society 

Trainer, Emergency Neurological Life Support  

Other Activities

Member, American Association of Neurosciences Nurses 

Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons 

Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners 

Member, Neurocritical Care Society 


Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2025 (expected) 

Master of Science in Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2023 

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, 2010


Nurse Practitioner


OHSU Nurse of the Year Award Recipient, 2021 

Accepted Abstract at the 2022 American Association of Neurosciences Nurses (AANN) Educational Meeting in Phoenix, AZ (“Getting A-head: Vetriculitis Rate Reduction in an Academic Neuro ICU”) 

Accepted abstract at the 2021 AANN Educational Meeting in San Antonio, TX (“Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity in the Neurosciences ICU”) 

AANN Excellence in Neuroscience Nursing Education Award Nominee, 2021 

OHSU Nurse of the Year Nominee, 2020 

Accepted Abstract at the 2014 AANN Educational Meeting in Anaheim, CA (“That’s a Wrap: Concepts & Treatment for Low Pressure Hydrocephalus”) 

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Inductee


Whiting, B. B., Mulholland, C. B., Daniels, L., Kakarla, U. K., Theodore, N., & Snyder, L. A. (2017). Misplacement of Stent Into Epidural Venous Plexus With Resultant Cauda Equina Syndrome and Open Surgical Treatment: A Case Report. Operative Neurosurgery. doi:10.1093/ons/opx249

Bohl, M. A., Xu, D. S., Daniels, L., Chang, S. W., Nakaji, P., Porter, R. W., & Kakarla, U. K. (2018). The Barrow Innovation Center Case Series: Early Clinical Experience with Novel, Low-Cost Techniques for Bone Graft Containment in the Posterolateral Fusion Bed. World Neurosurgery, 116, 285-295. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.143