Professor of Gerontological Nursing
Department of Behavioral Health Sciences
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Living with her grandfather as a child and working as a nurse’s aide in a nursing home during high school and college led Christine K. Bradway to her life’s work: caring for and studying older adults. She focuses on continence care, long-term care of people with morbid obesity, and care transitions for hospitalized older adults.

“My clinical practice informs my research and teaching and my research informs my clinical practice, enabling me to enhance the quality of care for older adults.”


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2004 
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1984 
  • BSN, Wilkes College, 1979