Associate Fellow

Katherine Britt, PhD, RN

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, Penn Nursing

Katherine Carroll Britt, PhD, RN is a T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Penn Nursing in the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, a Translational Research Scientist at BrainCheck, and a Psychology/Mental Health Jonas Scholar 2021-2023. Dr. Britt’s pre-doctoral dissertation work focused on spiritual and religious practice associations in older adults with cognitive impairment and dementia with neuropsychiatric symptoms, cognitive function, and sleep disturbances utilizing the Health and Retirement Study and sub study, Aging, Demographics, and Memory Studies. She has conducted qualitative and quantitative studies and her research focuses on identifying psychosocial protective factors and nonpharmacological interventions for persons with dementia and their caregivers to slow disease progression and improve well-being. Her clinical experience includes critical care, rheumatology, nephrology, and gerontology. Dr. Britt received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, an MSN-IQS in Informatics, Quality and Safety and a BSN in Nursing.

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