Theresa Harvath, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.S.
Dr. Harvath is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Nursing, Director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, and Director of the Advanced Practice Gerontological Nursing School of Nursing. Dr. Harvath is interested in improving the health and health care of older adults and their family caregivers through research, education and clinical practice. She is particularly interested in how caregivers' interpretations of dementia-related behavioral symptoms influence their stress and ability to effectively manage the symptoms. Dr. Harvath teaches courses in chronic illness, mental health & aging, ethics, and advanced practice gerontology. She is widely recognized as an innovative and intellectually gifted geriatric nurse scholar, clinical specialist and educator.