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Anna Beeber, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Anna Beeber
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Adult Health
  • Chronic Care
  • Dementia
  • End of Life
  • Family
  • Gerontology
  • Pain/Symptom Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Quantitative Research
  • Safety
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Workforce Development


Anna Beeber supports and promotes faculty development, advancement, and retention, and furthers an environment of diversity, inclusion, and mentorship among the academic faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Dr. Beeber is passionate about the development of the next generation of nursing students and faculty, offering her extensive experience mentoring and advising faculty on career development, writing scholarly products, time management, workload management, grant writing, and work-life balance. An international research leader in gerontological nursing and health services, Dr. Beeber is committed to improving the quality and safety of long-term care for older adults and the quality of their everyday lives. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America, a research fellow with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and has received funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ). Dr. Beeber has conducted studies to examine the relationship among staffing, service availability, and quality of care outcomes in assisted living, improving the identification and management of medical illnesses by caregivers of older adults with dementia, and antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes. Dr. Beeber recently received a $1.5 million grant from AHRQ to create an evidence-based toolkit to increase and improve the involvement and engagement of resident and family caregivers in the safety of assisted living.

Additional Resources

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  • Videos
  • Publications/Research

    Beeber, A.S., Hoben, M., Leeman, J., Palmertree, S., Kistler, C.E., Ottosen, T., Moreton, E., Vogelsmeier, A., Dardess, P., & Anderson, R.A. (Online Ahead of Print). Developing a Toolkit to Improve Resident and Family Engagement in the Safety of Assisted Living: Engage - A Stakeholder-Engaged Research Protocol. Research in Nursing and Health.

    Beeber, A.S., Zimmerman, S., Wretman, C., Miller, S., Patel, K., & Sloane, P.D. (online ahead of print). Prevalence of Potential Side Effects and Adverse Events of Antipsychotic Use for Residents with Dementia in Assisted Living. Journal of Applied Gerontology, June 23, 2021, PMID: 34160299 PMCID: PMC8695622

    Kistler, CE, Wretman, C., Zimmerman, S., Enyioha, C., Ward, K., Farel, C., Sloane, P.D. Boynton, M.H., Beeber, A.S., & Preisser, J.S. (online ahead of print) Overdiagnosis of Suspected Urinary Tract Infections by Nursing Home Clinicians Compared to a Clinical Guideline. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. January 11, 2022. PMID: 35014024 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17638

    Hoben, M., Banerjee, S., Beeber, A.S., Chamberlain, S.A., Hughes, L., O’Rourke, H.M., Stajduhar, K., Shrestha, S., Devkota, R., Lam, J., Simons, I., Dymchuk, E., Corbett, K., & Estabrooks, C.A. (online ahead of print). Quality of Life, Dementia, Feasibility, Long-Term Care, Measurement, DEMQOL-CH. JAMDA. August 16, 2021. PMID: 34411540 DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.07.018

    Dobbs, D., Zimmerman, S., Carder, P., Beeber, A.S., & Miller, S. (2022). Staff Reports of Behavioral Expressions of Persons with Dementia in 250 Assisted Living Communities. The Gerontologist. 62(2), 169-180. PMID: 33993241 DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnab059.

  • Awards/Honors

    2021   Nursing Outlook Best Paper of the Year, Practice Category, The role of Doctor of Nursing Practice-prepared nurses in practice settings. Beeber, A.S., Palmer, C., Waldrop, J., Lynn, M., & Jones, C.B.

    2019-2022   Carol A. Beerstecher-Blackwell Endowed Term Scholar in Gerontology, UNC School of Nursing

    2018-2019   WR Kenan Jr Senior Faculty Research and Scholarly Leave, UNC Provost’s Office

    2017-present   Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

    2013-present   Fellow, Health Sciences Section, Gerontological Society of America

    2013   Junior Faculty Leave, Spring Semester 2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

    2011   Alumnus of the Year, Department of Nursing, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

    2010   Gordon H. DeFriese Career Development in Aging Research Award, Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    2007   First place, Post-Doctoral Paper Category, 4th Annual Aging Exchange, Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    2006-2008   Awardee, Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health.

    2005   Dean’s Award, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

    2005   Alumni Student Award, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

    2001   Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

    1998   Nightingale Society Honors, Department of Nursing, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY