Glenise L. McKenzie, R.N., M.N., Ph.D.

Glenise Mckenzie

Associate 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

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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, RN-BS and Masters of Education graduate programs in the areas of mental health, communication, 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

Associate Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
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

Oregon Geriatric Education Center. Elizabeth Eckstrom (PI) Role: Key Personnel. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2012 – 2015.

Publications (selected)

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

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.

Sikma, S.K., Young, H.M., Reinhard, S.C., Munroe, D.J., Cartwright, J., McKenzie, G. (2014). Medication Management roles in assisted living. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(6), 42-53.

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.

Sideras, S., McKenzie, G., Noone. J., Markle, D., Frazier, M. & Sullivan, M. (2013). Making simulation come alive: Standardized patient in undergraduate education. Nursing Education Perspectives.34 (6). 421-5.

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.

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.

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. (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.

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.