Valerie Gruss, PhD, APRN, CNP-BC, FAAN
Healthy Brain Initiative Component B
As a researcher, geriatrician and educator with a broad range of experience and expertise working in primary care and geriatrics with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings, my overall research focus is in improving the care of older adults. In decades of work, my innovative research solutions have created workforce training programs, new models of care, and technology to address the needs of our increasing complex underserved population and create age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities across the globe. My research innovation in digital technology was recognized by the prestigious American Academy of Nursing “Edge Runner” award. This distinguished award recognizes nurse-designed models of care and interventions that impact cost, improve healthcare quality and enhance consumer satisfaction.