Katarina Friberg Felsted, MS

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

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  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing


Research Summary

My research addresses chronic conditions in older adults by using alternative, complementary, and integrative treatments and strategies. I seek to promote optimal aging across the life course. I work to advance education in aging studies. I work to increase the participation of nurses on boards statewide.

Research Statement

As a researcher, I am currently interested in the potential impact of mindfulness based stress reduction for the management and treatment of urinary urge incontinence in older adults. My focus is on using complementary, integrative and alternative approaches to treat chronic conditions in older adults. 

In my administrative roles I am interested in the impact of gerontological education in the community and in the discipline itself.

As a healthy aging educator, I seek to promote optimal aging across the life course. Aging does not need to be a time of decline but is often seen as such. I am committed to improving ageist attitudes and enabling others to age integratively, seeing aging as a time of growth.

I am also interested in addressing the National Academy of Sciences (nee IOM) Future of Nursing recommendation 7: “Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health”, by increasing the participation of nurses on boards statewide.  It is essential to increase nurses’ visibility. 


 boards statewide.  It is essential to increase nurses’ visibility. 

Research Keywords

  • Urge Urinary Incontinence, Interest Level: 5
  • Undergraduate Education, Interest Level: 4
  • Instrumental activities of daily living of older adults, Interest Level: 4
  • Higher Education, Interest Level: 5
  • Frailty interventions, Interest Level: 5
  • Family Caregiving, Interest Level: 4
  • Cultural Diversity, Interest Level: 4
  • Aging, Interest Level: 5
  • Adult and Continuing Education, Interest Level: 3

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Comparing MBSR with the HEP in the Treatment of UUI in Older Adult Women: A Pilot Feasibility and Randomized Controlled Trial . PI: Katarina Felsted. Gamma Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, 11/2016 - 11/2017. Total project budget to date: $500.00
  • The Creation of Utah Nurse Leadership Registries: Making Connections through the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar Program. PI: Katarina Felsted. Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, 08/2014 - 08/2016. Total project budget to date: $20,000.00
  • Creating Intergenerational Ties: Addressing and Resolving Ageism through Education. PI: Katarina Felsted. Co-PI(s): Troy Andersen, Betsy Hunt, Robbie Jensen. College of Nursing, 02/01/2013 - 02/01/2014. Total project budget to date: $6,500.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • A Grounded Theory Exploration of the Concepts of Frailty and Ageism in a Sample of Older Adults. PI: Dr. Lauren Clark. Co-PI(s): Kate Doyon, Katarina Friberg Felsted,Linda Hofmann, Djin Lai, Meghan Routt, Tracy Ruegg, Rumei Yang. 08/24/2014 - present.
  • Creative Educational Interdisciplinary Partnerships: VA Salt Lake City Health System and The UU Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program. PI: Katarina F Felsted, MS. Co-PI(s): Joshua W. Brown, MPH, MPA, MSW. 05/2013 - present.