Gail L. Towsley, PhD, NHA

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing


Research Summary

As a gerontologist and nursing home administrator, my overall professional goal is to conduct interdisciplinary applied aging research that advances scientific knowledge about palliative care in long term care (LTC) settings and informs new approaches to enhancing communication among residents, families, and staff in order to provide person-centered care. My expertise includes nursing home administration, conducting research in long term care settings, and mixed methods.

Research Keywords

  • long term care, nursing homes., Interest Level: 5
  • aging, Interest Level: 5
  • Communication at the End of Life, Interest Level: 5

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Me & My Wishes: Prototyping Long Term Care Resident Videos to Communicate Care Preferences, University of Utah College of Nursing. PI: Towsley GL. Co-PI(s): Ellington, L., Beck, SL., Wong, B. University of Utah College of Nursing, 05/2013 - 05/2015. Total project budget to date: $4,652.00
  • Older Adults and Their Perspective on Chronic Conditions. PI: Gail Towsley. Co-PI(s): Salimah Meghani, University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2013. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Conversations About End Of Life. PI: Gail Towsley. 10/2009 - 12/31/2012.