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Kris Talley

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Kristine M. Talley
PhD, RN, GNP-BC

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Center Members

Rozina H. Bhimani, PhD, DNP, APRN-CNP, CNE
Assistant Professor

612-625-1497
bhim0001@umn.edu

  • Symptom experiences in movement disorders
  • Neurological and musculoskeletal disabilities, symptom experiences and management issues
  • Patients and clinicians communication issues, patient safety and shared decision making

Full bio

Donna Z. Bliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Professor

612-624-1425
bliss@umn.edu

  • Health disparities related to incontinence, pressure ulcers and incontinence associated dermatitis
  • Fecal incontinence and associated skin damage (dermatitis/pressure ulcers) epidemiology, assessment, management
  • Caregiving for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease

Full bio

Eilon Caspi, BSW, MA, PhD
Research Associate

612-626-9566
ecaspi@umn.edu

  • Prevention of distressing and harmful behavioral expressions among elders with dementia
  • Prevention of abuse, neglect, and resident-to-resident incidents in long-term care homes
  • Improving the quality of care and life of elders in the community and long-term care homes

Full bio

Barbara E. Champlin, PhD, RN
Clinical Associate Professor

612-625-0444
champ002@umn.edu

  • Qualitative research: Phenomenology
  • Alzheimer’s disease: Impact on caregivers
  • Veteran-centered care: Preparation of nursing students

Full bio

Mary DeGrote Goering, PhD, RN-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

612-624-2404
goer0042@umn.edu

Full bio

Niloufar N. Hadidi, PhD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAHA
Associate Professor

612-626-8901
hadi0001@umn.edu

  • Problem-solving therapy to treat post-stroke depression
  • Use of fMRI to determine neuron connectivity in stroke survivors following problem-solving therapy

Full bio

Merrie J. Kaas, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Professor

612-626-3781
kaasx002@umn.edu

  • Nursing interventions: older adults with late-life depression
  • Advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing
  • Caregiver training about late-stage dementia

Full bio

Laura N. Kirk, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

612-625-4593
kirk0013@umn.edu

  • Gerontology
  • Exercise
  • Long-term care

Full bio

Kathleen E. Krichbaum, PhD, RN, FGSA, ANEF, FAAN
Professor

612-624-2489
krich001@umn.edu

  • Complexity compression: factors influencing the nursing work environment
  • Education interventions to improve nursing student learning outcomes including use of simulations
  • Quality of long-term care delivered to elders

Full bio

Renee Kumpula, EdD, MN, RN, PHN
Clinical Assistant Professor

612-625-7148
rkumpula@umn.edu

  • End-of-life nursing and spiritual care
  • Learning assessment, adult learning theory and program evaluation
  • Continuing professional development; online learning

Full bio

Ruth A. Lindquist, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Professor

612-624-5646 (Twin C
lindq002@umn.edu

  • Enhancing quality of life for persons with or at risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Adherence to health behavior change
  • Complementary and alternative therapies to reduce stress and anxiety

Full bio

Ryan Mays, PhD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor

612-625-0430
rjmays@umn.edu

Full bio

Siobhan K. McMahon, PhD, MPH, RN, GNP-BC
Assistant Professor

612-625-3225
skmcmaho@umn.edu

  • Promoting lifestyle behaviors among older adults
  • Mobile health (mHealth) technology to enhance motivation for physical activity
  • Interventions to promote motivation for engagement in fall-reducing physical activity

Full bio

Christine A. Mueller, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Professor and Sr. Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs

612-626-4922
cmueller@umn.edu

  • Quality of care in nursing homes
  • Long-term care nursing leadership
  • Geriatric nursing education

Full bio

Cynthia J. Peden-McAlpine, PhD, ACNS, BC
Associate Professor

612-624-0449
peden001@umn.edu

  • Family/provider communication at end of life in ICUs
  • Family end-of-life decision making
  • Qualitative methods

Full bio

Dereck L. Salisbury, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

612-625-9308
salis048@umn.edu

  • Aerobic exercise training and its effects on tissue perfusion and metabolism in patients with peripheral artery disease
  • The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of exercise training

Full bio

Erica Schorr, PhD, BSBA, RN
Assistant Professor

612-624-6406
scho0828@umn.edu

  • Cardiovascular disease and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Interventions to increase physical activity, improve sleep and enhance quality of life
  • Mobile health and integrative therapies for health promotion and disease prevention

Full bio

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

612-624-9412
carl0106@umn.edu

  • Preventing excess disability and frailty in older adults
  • Nursing rehabilitation of older adults
  • Preventing and managing urinary incontinence in older adults

Full bio

Mary F. Tracy, PhD, APRN, CNS, FAAN
Associate Professor / Nurse Scientist

612-273-6417
tracy005@umn.edu

Full bio

Diane J. Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor

612-624-7613
treat001@umn.edu

  • Outcomes of exercise training in patients with peripheral artery disease
  • Quality of life assessment and measurement
  • Early detection and management of peripheral artery disease

Full bio

Jean Wyman, PhD, RN, APRN, GNP-BC, FAAN, FGSA

612-624-2132
wyman002@umn.edu

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fall prevention in the elderly
  • Exercise in older adults with chronic disease

Full bio

Fang Yu, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Associate Professor

612-624-5435
yuxxx244@umn.edu

  • Non-pharmacological interventions for improving cognition and function in older adults
  • Aerobic exercise in older adults with dementia

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Center Membership

Members benefit from participation in a variety of activities, including research seminars, mock grant reviews, collaborative activities with community agencies, and social events. If you are interested in joining the Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation, contact Professor Jean Wyman.

Members benefit from participation in a variety of activities, including research seminars, roundtables, mock grant reviews, manuscript reviews, collaborative activities with community agencies/organizations and social events. There are no costs associated with membership in the CGN. Members have the opportunity to serve on the Executive Council, Center committees and task forces.

  • Faculty: All faculty in the University of Minnesota School of Nursing who have an academic focus in gerontological nursing or aging are encouraged to become faculty members.
  • Affiliate Faculty: The Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation invites adjunct faculty and other health professionals with an interest in aging to apply for Affiliate Member status. 
  • Students: Student membership is open to registered nurses enrolled in a University of Minnesota academic program who have a focus in gerontological nursing or aging.