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Allison Lindauer, Ph.D., N.P.

  • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Director, Outreach, Recruitment & Education, Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, School of Medicine


Dr. Lindauer is a nationally-certified gerontological nurse practitioner and scientist. As an assistant professor at OHSU's Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, she cares for persons with dementia and their caregivers. With over 20 years’ experience in aging care, Dr. Lindauer conducts research on dementia caregiving and telehealth. As the leader of Outreach, Recruitment and Enrollment at the Layton Center, Dr. Lindauer oversees community-based activities and study recruitment. She is a preceptor and mentor for students in health-related studies.

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 1989, University of San Francisco
    • M.S.N., 1995, University of California, San Francisco
    • Ph.D., 2014, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Certifications

    • American Nurses Credentialling Center (ANCC)

Memberships and associations:

  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • The Gerontological Society of America
  • PreSERVE (Community coalition to promote health for older African Americans)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Areas of interest

  • Dementia
  • Dementia care for under served (rural)
  • Dementia caregivers
  • African American caregivers for persons with dementia

Honors and awards

  • Portland Monthly, Top Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics - 2017
  • Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research Summer Training Workshop Scholar, Wayne State University - 2015


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Lindauer, A., Croff, R., Mincks, K, Mattek, N., Shofner, S., Bouranis, N., Terri, L. (in review). “It took the stress out of getting help:” The STAR-C-Telemedicine Mixed Methods Pilot, Journal of Applied Gerontology.
  • Kovaleva, M. A., Bilsborough, E., Griffiths, P. C., Nocera, J., Higgins, M., Epps, F., Kilgore, K., Lindauer, A., Morhardt, D., Shah, R. C., & Hepburn, K. (2018). Testing Tele-Savvy: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Research in Nursing & Health. Advance on-line publication. doi: 10.1002/nur.21859
  • Lindauer, A., Seelye, A., Lyons, B., Dodge, H., Mattek, N., Mincks, K., Kaye, K., Erton-Lyons, D. (2017). Dementia Care Comes Home: Patient and Caregiver Assessment via Telemedicine, The Gerontologist. 57(5):e85-e93. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw206. PubMed PMID: 28158415; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5654345
  • Lindauer, A.; Harvath, T.A. Berry, P.; Wros, P. (2016). The Meanings African American Caregivers Ascribe to Dementia-Related Changes: The Paradox of Hanging on to Loss. The Gerontologist, Aug;56 (4):733-42. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv023. PubMed PMID: 26035890
  • Lindauer, A.; Harvath, T.A. (2015). The meanings caregivers ascribe to dementia-related changes in care-recipients: A meta-ethnography. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 8(1), 39-48, doi: 10.3928/19404921-20141121-01. Epub 2014 Dec 15. PubMed PMID: 25490777
  • Lindauer, A.; Harvath T. (2014). Pre-death grief in the context of dementia caregiving: A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(10), 2196-2207. doi: 10.1111/jan.12411. Epub 2014 Apr 7. PubMed PMID: 24702153.
  • Carter, J. H., Lyons, K. S., Lindauer, A., Malcom, J. (2012): Pre-death grief in Parkinson’s caregivers: A pilot survey-based study. Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders Supplement in Palliative Care, 3:S15-8. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2012.06.015. Epub 2012 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 23089242
  • Rosenfeld, A.G., Lindauer, A, Darney, BG (2005). Understanding treatment-seeking delay in women with acute myocardial infarction: Descriptions of decision-making patterns. American Journal of Critical Care, 14(4), 285-293. PubMed PMID: 15980419


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