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Leadership in Aging





The Brookdale Foundation Group


Frank W. Burr Blvd

Suite 13

Teaneck, NJ









Jennifer Hagerty Lingler, PhD, MA, FNP

Jennifer Lingler

Dr. Lingler is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Health & Community Systems and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Nursing and Medicine. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and holds MA (Bioethics), MSN, and PhD (Nursing) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, where she recently completed postdoctoral training in Geriatric Psychiatry (T32MH19986). Dr. Lingler has previously been funded through the John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program, and she is currently a recipient of a New Investigator Research Grant from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Her research focuses on the psychosocial implications of late life cognitive disorders. As a Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellow, she will develop an intervention to improve family caregivers’ abilities to effectively mediate communication between patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their healthcare providers. Findings from this research will inform a larger scale, randomized controlled trial of the intervention to measure its effect on patient care outcomes.

Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellow Class of 2008