Who We Are

The Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence at Oregon Health and Science University is a community of nurse educators, clinicians, and researchers whose leadership is actively improving health care for older adults in America.

In March, 2000, The John A. Hartford Foundation Trustees endorsed an initiative to Build Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity in response to the critical need for geriatric nurses at all levels.  The OHSU School of Nursing was one of the first five institutions to be awarded one of these prestigious centers in 2001.  Learn more about other Hartford Centers and the history of the National Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence here.

Associate Directors:

Glenise-Mckenzie-Associate-Director      Glenise McKenzie, PhD, MS

Tadesse-Ruth-Associate-Director     Ruth Tadesse, MS, RN

 Carla-Hagen-PhD-MPH-RN-La-Grande-120    Carla Hagen, PhD, MPH, RN