Kristine M. Talley, PhD, RN, GNP-BC

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Kristine M. Talley

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-9412

Office Address:
6-191 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

PhD, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 2008

MS, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 2005

BSN, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 1999; BA, University of Minnesota (Political Science), 1993

Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 2010


Professional Associations

  • Co-operative Membership:
    Adult and Gerontological Health
  • Center Membership:
    Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation


Research Summary/Interests

My research focuses on identifying risk factors, prevention strategies, and treatments for late-life disability related to geriatric syndromes in frail older women. My research methods focus on quantitative analysis using longitudinal and hierarchial modeling, secondary dataset analyses and clinical trials.

Research Funding Grants

Current Funded Research Projects:

K12 Fellowship Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), University of Minnesota, Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health

Restorative Care's Effect on Disability in Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents funded by the National Institute on Aging

Developing a Multicomponent Intervention to Prevent Toileting Disabilities in Frail Older Women in Assisted Living Facilities funded by an Academic Health Center Seed Grant

Preventing Toileting Disabilities in Frail Older Women funded by the Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Iowa, The John A Hartford Foundation, The University of Iowa College of Nursing

Preventing Disability in Frail Older Women funded by Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) NIH/NICHD K12 career development award


Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Talley, K.M.C., Wyman, J.F., Shamliyan, T. (2011). State of the science: Conservative interventions for urinary incontinence in frail community-dwelling older adults. Nursing Outlook 59, 215-220.
  • McMahon, S., Talley, K.M.C., Wyman, J.F. (2011). Older People’s Perspectives on Fall Risk and Fall Prevention Programs: A Literature Review. International Journal of Nursing Older People 6(4): 289-298.
  • Kane, R.L., Talley, K.M.C., Shamliyan, T., and Pacala, J.T. (2011). Common Syndromes in Older Adults Related to Primary and Secondary Prevention. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 87. AHRQ Publication No. 11-05157-EF-1. Rockville, MD. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2011. Available at:
  • Butler, M., Talley, K.M.C., Burns, R., Ripley, A., Rothman, A., Johnson, P., Kane, R.A., and Kane, R.L. (2011) Values of Older Adults Related to Primary and Secondary Prevention. Evidence Synthesis No 84. AHRQ Publication No. 11-05154-EF-1, Rockville, MD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2011. Available at
  • Mueller, C., Goering, M., Talley, K.M.C., and Zaccagnini, M. (2011). “Taking on the Challenge of Clinical Teaching in Nursing Homes.” Journal of Gerontological Nursing 37(4).
  • Talley, K.M.C., Wyman, J.F. and Gross, C.R. (2008). Psychometric properties of the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale and the Survey of Activities and Fear of Falling in older women. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 56(2), 328-333.
  • Lindquist, R., Wyman, J.F., Talley, K.M.C., Findorff, M. and Gross, C.R. (2007). Design of control conditions in clinical trials of behavioral interventions. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 39(3), 214-221.
  • Wyman, J.F., Croghan, CF., Nachreiner, N.M., Gross, C.R., Stock, H., Talley, K.M.C. and Monigold, M. (2007). Effectiveness of education and tailored counseling in reducing environmental hazards in the homes of community-dwelling older women. Journal of American Geriatrics Society 55(10), 1548-1556. 


Academic Interests and Focus

I am a certified gerontological nurse practitioner with clinical experience in nursing homes. I teach courses on the nursing care of older adults in the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Doctorate of Nursing Practice program and to undergraduate students.