Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Titles

Professor

Chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health

School Affiliation

School of Nursing

Specialties

  • Care of Dementia Patients

About

Dr. Galik is a nurse practitioner who specializes in improving care practices for older adults with dementia and their caregivers. Her externally funded research tests the impact of non-pharmacological interventions designed to optimize function and physical activity, improve mood, and manage behavioral symptoms among long-term care residents living with dementia. She also has expertise in the recruitment, retention, and measurement of cognitively impaired research participants, particularly involving the measurement of physical activity, using actigraphy. She has served as an expert advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s national initiative to improve behavioral health and minimize the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications among nursing home residents and hospitalized older adults with dementia.

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This information was last updated May 17, 2023.