Margaret Wallhagen

Margaret "Meg" Wallhagen, PhD -- a gerontological nurse practitioner, professor of gerontological nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and director of the university's John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence -- has long had an interest in public policy and how it affects healthcare. "My interest in policy and how it impacts practice started long ago," says Dr. Wallhagen, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and, currently...



Anita Stewart

Anita L. Stewart, Ph.D., is Professor in Residence at the Institute for Health & Aging and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  At the Institute for Health & Aging her work concerns a broad range of studies whose central themes are health promotion and reducing health and health care disparities. Dr. Stewart has developed and examined the effectiveness of a choice-based intervention to increase the physical activity levels of under-active older adults (CHAMPS)....



Joanne Spetz

Joanne Spetz, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Community Health Systems and Social & Behavioral Sciences, UCSF School of Nursing. Her areas of expertise include nursing labor markets, quality of patient care, information technologies, hospital industry structure and finance, cost-effectiveness analysis, and econometrics. She has led surveys of California registered nurses and nursing schools, evaluations of programs to expand the supply of nurses, research on the effects...



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