Barbara Resnick, Ph.D., CRNP, is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, College Park, Md. She holds the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the School of Nursing and does clinical work at Roland Park Place, a lifecare community. Dr. Resnick holds a B.S.N. degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Mansfield, Conn, USA, an M.S.N. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Dr. Resnick's research focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, outcomes following rehabilitation, functional performance, motivation related to function and exercise, and testing outcomes of restorative care nursing programs and other innovative long-term care projects. Dr. Resnick has over 150 published articles, numerous chapters in nursing and medical textbooks, and books on restorative care and assisted living nursing. She has also presented on these topics nationally and internationally. Dr. Resnick's professional activities include membership in numerous nursing and interdisciplinary organizations and she has served as a board member in many of these organizations and serves on many editorial boards and boards of organizations focused on care of the older adult (e.g. continuing care retirement communities). Dr. Resnick has been recognized through receipt of numerous awards such as the University of Connecticut Researcher of the Year Award, 2001, University of Pennsylvania 2003 Award for Clinical Excellence, the 2003 Founders Week Researcher award at the University of Maryland, 2004 Distinguished Scholar Award from University of Connecticut, 2004 Springer Geriatric Nursing Research Award, and the Doris Schwartz award in 2008, among others. Dr. Resnick’s clinical practice involves providing primary medical management to older adults in a variety of settings, and she bases her work on over 35 years of experience in providing care to older adults.
Biography Updated on 10 January 2011