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Bonnie Westra, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.M.I.

Bonnie Westra, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.M.I., an associate professor of Nursing and director of the Center for Nursing Informatics, works to improve the exchange and use of electronic health data. Her work aims to help older adults remain in their community, living healthy lives. She is availble to discuss topics concerning home and community-based long term care, in addition to health informatics in nursing.

Joseph E. Gaugler, Ph.D.

Joseph E. Gaugler, Ph.D., a long-term care professor in the School of Nursing, researches the sources and effectiveness of long-term care for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. Dr. Gaugler's interests include the ramifications of family care for adults with dementia, the effectiveness of community-based and psychosocial services for older adults with memory concerns and their caregiving families, and the social integration of residents in nursing homes, assisted living and family care. Gaugler serves as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Applied Gerontology and serves on the editorial boards of The Gerontologist, Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, and Psychology and Aging.