Kathleen Buckwalter , Ph.D., R.N.
Professor Emeritus Kathleen Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the former Director of the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, and Associate Director of the National Health Law and Policy Center at the UI College of Law. A prolific researcher of issues affecting the elderly, Dr. Buckwalter's work has focused on improving mental health services and providing community-based care for chronically ill older persons. Her specific clinical and research interests are in the area of geriatric mental health.
Dr. Buckwalter's research has been funded by several branches of the NIH, including the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as numerous private foundations.
She has written extensively in the field of gerontology, authoring over 250 articles and 80 chapters, and has edited eight books, the most recent being Swanson, E. A., Tripp-Reimer, T., & Buckwalter, K. C. (Eds.). (2001). Health promotion and disease prevention in the older adult: Interventions and recommendations. New York: Springer Publishing Co., and Maas, M., Buckwalter, K. C., Hardy, M., Tripp-Reimer, T., Titler, M., & Specht, J. (Eds.). (2001). Nursing care of older adults: Diagnosis, outcomes, and interventions. St. Louis: Mosby.