My research uses transdisciplinary approaches to enhance the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers through arts-based interventions. I use participatory mixed method research to create ethnodrama as a form of high fidelity simulation. Most recently I am working with certified nursing assistants to incorporate creative caregiving techniques in long term care.
- PhD, College of Nursing / Gerontology, University of Utah. Project: An Arts-Based Intervention into Perceptions of Late Life Potential for Nursing Students and Older Adults
- Higher Education Teaching Specialist, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, University of Utah
- MS, Gerontology, University of Utah
- BA, Theatre Arts Studies, Brigham Young University