Kirsten N. Corazzini, PhD, FGSA, is Professor and Associate Dean for the PhD Program, University of Maryland School of Nursing; Affiliate, University of Maryland Center for Research on Aging; Associate Professor Emeritus, Duke University School of Nursing; Senior Fellow, Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Dr. Corazzini earned her undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from Bryn Mawr College, and her doctoral degree in Gerontology from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
The focus of Dr. Corazzini’s research is improving care outcomes of chronically ill older adults in nursing homes; her work has informed regulatory guidelines for nurse delegation, as well as models of staff collaboration to integrate RN clinical expertise into care. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. She was awarded a Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship in 2015 for her cross-comparative research on nursing home care in the European Union. In recognition of her contributions to the field of gerontology, Dr. Corazzini was appointed Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, in 2012.