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Louise Murray, EdD
Senior Scientist & Part-Time Instructor
GERO 495 Dementia
GERO 505 Development & Change in Aging Programs
GERO 510 Dementia
Louise Murray has an undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the United Kingdom and a Master of Arts degree in Gerontology (2000) and an EdD in Educational Leadership (2010) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Louise has worked with older adults in a health care setting and has both taught and studied aging in applied and academic settings. She previously worked as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom specializing in the care of older adults and as a program coordinator for the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She teaches a variety of courses including those with a focus on dementia, health and aging, and programs and services for older adults.
Her dissertation was a mixed-methods study titled, A Comparative Exploration of Culture Change in Nursing Homes: The Residents’ Perspective. Her publications include: In the Eye of the Storm: Resilience and Vulnerability among African American Women in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, Transitions of Care among Older Adults from Nursing Homes to Hospitals: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Research, and Protecting Personhood and Achieving Quality of Life for Older Adults with Dementia in the U.S. Healthcare System.