Rosalie Gearhart, RN, MS

Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

World leaders must unite in a strategic plan of public health initiatives to prevent dementia and support persons living with dementia and their caregivers.

Current Work

Rosalie serves as a senior advisor for GBHI's Executive Committee and Senior Managment Team. She brings her extensive clinical experience working with older adults, research administration and program development skills to GBHI. She is a committed advocate for persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Personal Hero

Florence Nightingale

Words of Strength

Teamwork

Vision

Dementia is a global issue that requires leaders around the world to unite in a strategic plan of public health initiatives to prevent dementia and programs to care and support persons living with dementia and their caregivers.

Strategy

Rosalie is a Geriatric Nurse Specialist in a leadership position working in an academic setting implementing strategic and operational plans to train dementia specialists and conduct dementia research.

Motivation

Rosalie is focused on inter-professional and integrated training programs in the setting of clinical research programs studying neurodegenerative diseases with the aim of promoting the well being of aging populations.

Education & Experience

Rosalie received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. She started her nursing career at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She worked on the General Medical Unit Osler 4, caring for HIV patients and older adults with multiple medical problems. After moving to California she worked as a Nurse Manager on the in-patient General Medicine Unit at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She received her Master's in Nursing Administration and Certification as a Geriatric Nurse Specialist from UCSF. She worked in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Memory Clinic before becoming the Administrative Nurse at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology.

Awards & Honors

UCSF
2008
Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women
UCSF
2020
Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine