Gerontology focuses on issues surrounding older adults and how their families and communities can support healthy aging, maximum functioning, and quality of life.

UI College of Nursing faculty promote innovative models of healthcare for older adults residing in a variety of settings, prepare students to promote wellness, prevent illness and manage acute and chronic health conditions of aging, and advance science in the care of older adults.

Funded Centers/Projects

Research Faculty

Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Co-Director, Center for Advancing Multimorbidity Science
Keela Herr

Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN

Kelting Professor in Nursing, Associate Dean for Faculty, Co-Director of the Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence
Larry Newman


Assistant Professor (Clinical), Director, AG-PCNP Program
Nicole Peterson

Nicole Peterson, DNP, ARNP

Associate Professor (Instructional Track) Emeritus
Barb Rakel

Barbara Rakel, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
Rita and David Frantz Endowed Professorship in Nursing
Co-Director, Center for Advancing Multimorbidity Science
Anita Stineman

Anita Stineman, PhD, RN

Professor (Clinical) Emeritus