Jennifer’s work focuses on family caregivers, management of dementia-related behavioral symptoms, and implementation of care models that support people with dementia and their family caregivers. She is co-investigator on projects that seek to improve dementia care and increase understanding of the caregiver experience. She co-leads the oral history project, hear/say.
My grandparents for their love of family
Words of Strength
Listen to the whole story
To reduce the impact of dementia, we need to foster the development of supportive programs that provide access for patients and their caregivers to expert and respectful care that focuses on their personal values.
Jennifer is a nurse and researcher who advocates for patients with dementia and their caregivers through clinical care and research.
As co-leader of the oral history project, hear/say, Jennifer works to amplify the voices of patients and caregivers through interviews, spoken word, and in writing.
Jennifer received her Master's degree and PhD at the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing. She has been a member of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center for many years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Associate Professor in Health Sciences.