Elizabeth Tanner

Elizabeth K. Tanner



Elizabeth (Ibby) Tanner held joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins schools of Nursing and Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and as core faculty in the Center for Innovative Care in Aging. She led curriculum development in the school’s gerontology nursing program and created a Geriatric Interest Group for Nursing, Public Health, and Medicine students, promoting independent living in community settings. A Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Research Scholar, she served on committees of the National Gerontological Nurses Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and Sigma Theta Tau, and as a member of the Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education. She provide consultation to prepare nurses in China, Germany, and Australia to care for aging populations and conduct community-based research.