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Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Ashland Campus
1250 Siskiyou Blvd., SN-SOU
Ashland, Ore. 97520
Phone: 541 552-8643
Fax: 541 552-6055
E-mail: mckenzig@ohsu.edu

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I am passionate about educating nurses and developing habits for life-long learning. I have been on faculty at OHSU since 2006. Clinically I am passionate about promoting and maintaining the physical and mental health of older adults. 


Masters & PhD in Nursing from the University of Washington
BSN from Washington State University 


I teach in both the undergraduate and Masters of Education programs in the areas of mental health, gerontology, ethics and leadership.

Practice Activities

My clinical experience includes over 20 years of providing care for adults and older adults in acute and outpatient psychiatric care settings.

Service Activities

OHSU Evaluation Committee
PhD Admission and Progression Committee
Masters of Nursing Education Faculty Committee
PhD Integrative Review Committee, Member
Student Conduct and Grievance Committee, Member
Ashland Campus Curriculum Committee, Member

Current Research

Hartford Foundation - Claire M. Fagin Fellowship. Primary Investigator for "Translating Dementia Interventions in Assisted Living: A Qualitative Study of Readiness" received full funding. Awarded for July 2009 – June 2011.
Betty Gray Rural Health Development Fund.  Primary Investigator for "Identification and Management of Psychosocial and Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia: A Qualitative Study of Strengths and Gaps in Assisted Living Facilities" received full funding.  Awarded for Feb 2009-Jan 2010.

Publications (selected)

Sideras, S., McKenzie, G., Noone, J. Dieckmann, N. & Allen, T. Impact of a simulation on nursing students’ attitudes towards schizophrenia. Submitted 2014 to Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

Noone, J., McKenzie, G.(2014) Escuchando a nuestros jóvenes: A Latino Youth Photovoice Project on Teen Pregnancy. Hispanic Health Care International, 12 (2), 63-70.

McKenzie, G., Teri, L., Pike, K., LaFazia, D., & van Leynseele, J. (2012). Reactions of assisted living staff to behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Geriatric Nursing. 33 (2), 96-104.

Teri, L., McKenzie, G., Logsdon, R.G., McCurry, S.M., Bollin, S., Mead, J., Menne, H. (2011). Translation of two evidence-based programs for training families to improve care of persons with dementia. The Gerontologist, advance online publication. doi:10.1093/geront/gnr132

McKenzie, G., Teri, L., Salazar, M.K., Farran, C.J., Beck, C., Paun, O. (2011). Relationship between system-level characteristics of assisted living facilities and the health and safety of unlicensed staff. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal. 59 (4), 173-180.

Teri, L., McKenzie, G., Pike, K., Farran, C., Beck, C., & LaFazia, D. (2009). Staff training in assisted living: Evaluating treatment fidelity. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 18(6) 502-509.

Teri, L., McKenzie, G., & Coulter, C. (Under Review). Psychosocial interventions for older adults with dementia and their caregivers. In W. Shaie & Willis, S. (Eds), Handbook of Psychology of Aging, 9th Edition.

Harvath, T., & McKenzie, G. (2012). Depression in older adults. In E. Capezuti, D. Zwicker, M. Mazey, T. Fulmer, D. Gray-Miceli & M. Kluger (Eds.), Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practices (4 ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

McKenzie, G., & Teri, L. (2011). Psychosocial therapies with older adults. In C. E.Coffey & J. L. Cummings (Eds.), Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry (3 ed.). Arlington, VA: The American Psychiatric Publishing.