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Glenise McKenzie Ph.D, R.N.

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    Portland Campus

    • Associate Professor School of Nursing

Glenise McKenzie, is an associate professor in the school of nursing and program director for the online RN completion program at OHSU.

She is passionate about promoting and maintaining the physical and mental health of older adults. Dr. McKenzie teaches undergraduate and graduate nursing courses in the areas of mental health, gerontology, ethics and evidence-based practice.  Her clinical experience includes over 20 years of providing care for adults and older adults in acute and outpatient psychiatric care settings. Her research has focused on improving the care of individuals with dementia and on enhancing the successful translation of evidence based dementia care practices in community settings.

Dr. McKenzie joined OHSU in 2006 after completing her doctorate at the University of Washington (Seattle).  She completed a Hartford Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2009.   

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  • B.S.N., Washington State University, Pullman Washington United States 1979
  • M.S.N., University of Washington, Seattle Washington United States 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle Washington United States 2006
  • Fellowship:

    • Hartford Post-doctoral Fellowship


  • "Escuchando a Nuestros Jóvenes" Hispanic Health Care International  2014
  • "Making simulation come alive" Nursing Education Perspectives November 2013
  • "Madication management roles in assisted living" Journal of Gerontological Nursing  2014
  • "Impact of a simulation on nursing students' attitudes toward schizophrenia" Clinical Simulation in Nursing February 1 2015
  • "Psychosocial treatment of depression in older adults with dementia" Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice September 2005
  • "Reactions of Assisted Living Staff to Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia" Geriatric Nursing March 2012
  • "Self-serving and other-serving" Nursing Science Quarterly April 2004
  • "Letters to the editor (multiple letters)" Nursing Science Quarterly April 2004
  • "Relationship between system-level characteristics of assisted living facilities and the health and safety of unlicensed staff" Workplace Health and Safety April 2011
  • "Translation of two evidence-based programs for training families to improve care of persons with dementia" The Gerontologist August 2012
  • "Improving Dementia Care in Assisted Living Residences" Geriatric Nursing May 2009
  • "Staff training in assisted living" American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry June 2010
  • "Veteran and Family Health" Clinical Simulation in Nursing March 1 2016
  • "Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Dementia and Their Caregivers"  September 15 2015
  • "An Interprofessional Approach to Reducing the Risk of Falls Through Enhanced Collaborative Practice" Journal of the American Geriatrics Society August 1 2016
  • "Falls prevention education" Gerontology and Geriatrics Education August 21 2016
  • "Collaborative falls prevention" Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing December 1 2016
  • "Plan of Action for Real-World Translation of LGBTQ Health and Aging Research" LGBT Health December 1 2017
  • "Using technology to facilitate fidelity assessments" Journal of Medical Internet Research May 1 2019

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