Professor of Geropsychiatric Nursing
Ralston House Term Chair in Gerontological Nursing
Nurse Scientist, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Imagine being unable to see or hear well.

I want to encourage other nurses to love gerontology as much as I do, and enter the field to improve the lives of older adults.”


  • PhD, St. Louis University,, 1998 
  • MSN, Marymount University,, 1987
  • BSN, Villanova University,, 1984