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Faculty - Marianne Smith

Marianne Smith
Associate Professor
480 CNB

PhD, University of Iowa
MS, University of Colorado
BSN, University of Iowa

Research Focus: 
  • Improving the lives of older adults who experience depression, anxiety, and/or dementia by developing innovative and pragmatic ways to reduce disability and promote function

Marianne Smith, PhD, RN, associate professor at UI’s College of Nursing, is the Education Director for the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence.

Dr. Smith is the PI for a five-year R01 grant called “Improving Mood in Assisted Living Settings Using a Cognitive Training Intervention” that is being conducted in collaboration with Drs. Fredric Wolinsky (CoPH), Specht and Buckwalter (CON) and Linda Seydel from the Iowa Geriatric Education Center (IGEC).

Dr. Smith is also funded by the IGEC for their HRSA grant, and by Ryan Carnahan’s PCORI grant, Extension Connection: Advancing Dementia Care for Rural and Hispanic Populations.

She also serves on the IGEC Executive Advisory Panel.

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