Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN

Ralston House Term Chair, Gerontological Nursing, School of Nursing
Associate Professor of Geropsychiatric Nursing, Geropsychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing

Dr. Pamela Cacchione is the Ralston House Term Chair in Gerontological Nursing and an Associate Professor of Geropsychiatric Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is a Nurse Innovator, Scientist and Leader in Gerontological Nursing. She received a Penn Center for Healthcare Innovation Nursing Fellowship where she worked with Innovation project Center on Opioid Recovery and Engagement at PPMC. In 2018, she completed two years as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow working as a Senior Advisor with CMS on the PACE innovation Act and Community Catalyst along with Pennsylvania Health Access Network on Community HealthChoices a mandatory managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program in Pennsylvania. She worked 8 years in a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly which was owned and operated by the School of Nursing until 2016 when it was sold to Trinity Health. She is now a Nurse Scientist at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where she is engaged research decreasing violence and aggression in the ED and technology interventions. Dr. Cacchione Received her BSN from Villanova University School of Nursing, MSN as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from Marymount University School of Nursing, and her PhD from Saint Louis University School of Nursing. Her post doctorate was completed at The University of Iowa College of Nursing focused on delirium in sensory impaired rural older adults in long-term care. Dr. Cacchione is the Editor of Clinical Nursing Research, An International Journal. She is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing and Research in Gerontological Nursing. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a Past President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, and currently serves as one of the conveners of the Expert Panels on Aging for the American Academy of Nursing.