Daniel J. Liebzeit, PhD, RN
Dr. Daniel Liebzeit’s program of research focuses on advancing knowledge and reducing the impact of functional decline in transitioning older adults. His initial focus is on: 1) understanding older adults’ experience of a transition that occurs with hospitalization and illness events, 2) understanding how older adults maintain their function, in both basic activities (ADLs, IADLs) and participation in cognitive and social activities, as they age and experience hospitalization and illness, and 3) identifying factors, including social support networks and resource availability and utilization, that impact the experience of a transition for older adults and their caregivers or supporters. His long-term goal is to develop and implement interventions to reduce the impact of functional decline in older adults, especially as they experience transitions with hospitalization and illness.
Dr. Liebzeit joined the University of Iowa College of Nursing in 2020, following completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in Geriatrics at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI. He has research experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods, including expertise in grounded theory methodology, content analysis, and secondary data analysis.
- Transitions with hospitalization and illness events in older adults
- Older adult function and participation in cognitive and social activities
- Social support networks and resources for transitioning older adults and caregivers