Above: Meet Associate Professor Tonya Roberts, PhD, RN, and learn how her early experience in long-term care facilities influenced her path to a PhD and guided her research.
Faculty who conduct research in aging and care for older adults are committed to improving the health, well-being, and quality of life of older persons; supporting delivery of high-quality care for this population; and addressing the needs of caregivers.
Our research focuses on:
- Creating innovative solutions for improving aging care and outcomes in the community and across healthcare systems
- Understanding the impact of multimorbidity, social determinants of health, and health disparities on aging well/healthy aging
- Enhancing person and family-centered care delivery in long-term care environments
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More About Research on Aging and Care for Older Adults
Laura Block Awarded Grant to Study Alzheimer’s Disease and Mental Illness Co-Occurrence in Nursing Home Residents
Laura Block, BS, BSN, RN, was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31) grant to support the study Characterizing Alzheimers Disease and Serious Mental Illness Co-Occurrence Among Nursing Home Residents and Relationship to Symptomatology and Care Practices.
Bowers Awarded Prestigious Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging — has awarded the prestigious Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award to Barbara J. Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor emeritus of the UW–Madison School of Nursing. This award is bestowed upon a GSA member in recognition of their outstanding and sustained contributions to geriatric nursing research.
Drs. King and Steege Awarded Administrative Supplement for Grants in Health Services
Barb King, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FAAN, and Linsey Steege, PhD, were awarded an Administrative Supplement for Grants in Health Services to support the study Preventing Hospital-Acquired Disability: An Intervention to Improve Older Adult Patient Ambulation – Supplement.
Dr. Tonya Roberts Awarded a Vilas Life Cycle Professorship Grant
Dr. Tonya Roberts, PhD, RN, was awarded a Vilas Life Cycle Professorship grant to support the study Optimizing Person-Centered Care for Nursing Home Residents.
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Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE)
The Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) supports discoveries that improve aging and build the skills and capacity of those who care for older adults.
Mobilizing Older adults Via a systems-based Intervention (MOVIN)
MOVIN is an evidence-based hospital mobility program centered on improving patient ambulation.