Professor Emerita of Nursing

After interviewing three older adults who had been restrained when hospitalized, Neville E. Strumpf wondered why anyone would put patients through this terrifying and humiliating experience. She and research partner Lois K. Evans, PhD, FAAN, RN, another faculty member at Penn Nursing Science, set out to study the impact of this then common practice — and to see what they could do about it.

My research on frail older adults changed standards of care and significantly influenced geriatric practice.


PhD – New York University – 1982 

MS – Russell Sage College – 1973 

BS – State University of New York – 1969