Who We Are

The Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence at Oregon Health and Science University is a community of nurse educators, clinicians, and researchers whose leadership is actively improving health care for older adults in America.

In March, 2000, The John A. Hartford Foundation Trustees endorsed an initiative to Build Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity in response to the critical need for geriatric nurses at all levels.  The OHSU School of Nursing was one of the first five institutions to be awarded one of these prestigious centers in 2001.  Learn more about other Hartford Centers and the history of the National Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence here.

Associate Directors:

Glenise-Mckenzie-Associate-Director      Glenise McKenzie, PhD, MS

miller_lois_associate_director      Lois Miller, PhD, RN, FGSA

Dr. Miller has served as an Associate Director of the Hartford Center since it's inception, in 2000, and continues in that role, though retired from OHSU.  Her research has focused on end-of-life issues and she continues to work as a hospice nurse in retirement.

Tadesse-Ruth-Associate-Director     Ruth Tadesse, MS, RN

 Juliana Cartwright    Juliana Cartwright, PhD

Carla-Hagen-PhD-MPH-RN-La-Grande-120    Carla Hagen, PhD, MPH, RN