Glenise McKenzie, Ph.D, RN

  • 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.   

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 1979, Washington State University
    • M.S.N., 2002, University of Washington
    • Ph.D., 2006, University of Washington
  • Fellowship

    • Hartford Post-doctoral Fellowship



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