Dowling's research has influenced how older adults with neurological impairments and their caregivers manage disease to improve overall function and quality of life. Her work has contributed to the body of knowledge regarding how sleep and circadian rhythms are affected by chronic progressive neurological diseases and has tested interventions to improve these disturbances. Dowling emphasizes interdisciplinary, evidence-based studies that are translated into clinical practice, including clinical trials of novel pharmaceuticals as well as "high touch, low-tech" interventions aimed at improving functional mobility, mood, and quality of life for people living with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. In her role as director of research at the Institute on Aging, she facilitates partnerships with foundations, other community based organizations, government, and universities to conduct research and create services with far-reaching implications.
Janice C. Humphreys, RN, PNP, PhD, is associate professor and vice chair for faculty practice in the UCSF School of Nursing's Department of Family Health Care Nursing. Humphreys is a national and international expert on intimate partner violence. Her work is recognized as helping to change health care providers' perspectives, identifying domestic violence as a public health problem that goes far beyond the immediate effects of physical injury. Beginning with the publication of the book Nursing Care of Victims of Family Violence (with coauthor Jacquelyn Campbell), which won the American Journal of Nursing award in 1984, Humphreys has worked to influence nursing practice, education and research on intimate partner violence. She has worked with national commissions on violence and on nursing education, helped the nation of Columbia to establish its first nursing doctoral program, and is a charter member and twice president of the Nursing Networ
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