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Allison Lindauer Ph.D., N.P.

    • Assistant 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. As an assistant professor at OHSU's Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, she cares for persons with dementia and their caregivers. With over 15 years experience in aging care, Dr. Lindauer conducts research on dementia caregiving and telehealth. She is a preceptor and mentor for students in health-related studies. Her publications can be found in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, The Gerontologist, and Research in Gerontological Nursing.

Areas of interest

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


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

    • American Nurses Credentialling Center (ANCC)

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

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


  • 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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