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Barbara M. Resnick Ph.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: School of Nursing
Secondary Appointments: Epidemiology & Public Health
Additional Title(s): Adjunct Professor Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Personal History:

Barbara Resnick received a B.S. in Nursing from University of Connecticut and received her M.S. in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Resnick’s research focus has been on motivation of older adults particularly with regard to performance of functional activities and engaging in regular exercise. Included among her research activities have been several federally funded projects focused on older adults including Testing the Reliability and Validity of the Exercise Plus Program post Hip Fracture (NIA RO1 AG17082-01) and Testing the Effectiveness of the Res-Care Intervention (AHRQ R01 HS/MH 13372-010). In addition Dr. Resnick has numerous other projects focused on testing exercise interventions across a variety of clinical areas: community dwelling older adults in a continuing care retirement community and minority older adults in senior centers.  Similarly, Dr. Resnick is the PI on several measurement studies related to physical activity in older adults. One such study was funded by the Behavioral Change Challenge Grants and involves a secondary data analysis of findings from three different behavioral change studies.

She has authored over 100 manuscripts, numerous book chapters on both clinical and research topics relevant to the care of older adults and she recently authored a book on restorative care nursing. Dr. Resnick is a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, received the 2003 Distinguished Faculty Research Award from the University of Maryland and numerous awards for both her clinical work as well as her research.