Heather M. Greysen
Heather M. Greysen, PhD, NP, RN, is an adult nurse practitioner, with a clinical focus on arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries/disorders. She received her Master’s degree and her Nurse Practitioner training at the UCSF School of Nursing. She has worked clinically across the country at several institutions, including the NIH in the National Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in Bethesda Maryland and the Yale Occupational Medicine Program. Dr. Greysen received her doctoral degree from the UCSF School of Nursing, where she was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. Dr. Greysen’s doctoral program of research focused on the use of mind body physical activities to assist in symptom management and functional improvement among older adults with chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis. After completing her doctoral work Dr. Greysen spent one year at the San Francisco VA Medical Center as a patient-centered quality scholar and focused on identifying and implementing holistic interventions to decrease the impact of illness burden on older veterans. Currently Dr. Greysen is a postdoctoral research fellow in the New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health Penn Nursing and is working to implement solutions to ease transitions in care for older adults and their family caregivers.