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Elizabeth K. Tanner, PhD, MS, RN

Professor Emerita
Elizabeth Tanner
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Aging
  • Disparities
  • Education
  • Gerontological / Geriatric
  • Gerontology
  • Interprofessional
  • Mental Health


Elizabeth (Ibby) Tanner holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins schools of Nursing and Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and is core faculty in the Center for Innovative Care in Aging. She brings to Hopkins more than 25 years experience working in community settings with underserved older adults, teaching nursing students, and conducting community-based participatory research. She has led curriculum development in the school’s gerontology nursing program, teaches across all program levels, and created a Geriatric Interest Group for Nursing, Public Health, and Medicine students. She is a Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Research Scholar, serves on committees of the National Gerontological Nurses Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and Sigma Theta Tau, and is a member of the Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education. In China, Germany, and Australia, she provides nursing consultation in designing and implementing methods that prepare nurses to care for aging populations and conduct community-based research. As a researcher, she is a co-investigator on several interdisciplinary research teams focusing on older adults' hospital transitions, promoting independent living in community settings.

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  • Publications/Research

    Blakeney EA, Chu F, White AA, Smith GR Jr, Woodward K, Lavallee DC, Salas RME, Beaird G, Willgerodt MA, Dang D, Dent JM, Tanner E.K., Summerside N, Zierler BK, O'Brien KD, Weiner BJ. A scoping review of new implementations of interprofessional bedside rounding models to improve teamwork, care, and outcomes in hospitals. J Interprof Care. 2021 Oct 10;:1-16. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2021.1980379. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34632913.

    Moore, G.D., Burns, A.L., Fish, H., Gandhi, N., Ginsburg, D.B, Hess, K., Kebodeaux, C., Lounsbery, J.L., Meny, L.M., Policastri, A., Shimoda, M.G., Tanner, E.K., Bradley-Baker, L.R. (2021). The report of the 2020-2021 Professional Affairs Standing Committee: Pharmacists’ unique role and integration in healthcare settings. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 85 (10), 1116-1127.

    Zink, E., Barany, E.A., Bahouth, M., Salas, R.M., Watson, H., Shakes, T., McDonald, K., Xie, A., Hanson, G., Hansen, B., Hairston, D., Tanner, E.K. (2021). Evaluating the impact of a new model of structured interprofessional rounding (TeamingUP) on climate safety in an inpatient stroke unit. Annals of Neurology, 90(S27), S140-S141.

    Moore, G.D., Bradley-Baker, L.R., Gandhi, N., Ginsburg, D.B.,Hess, K., Kebodeaux, C., Lounsbery, J.L., Meny, L.M., Tanner, E.K., Lin, A. (2021). Pharmacists are not mid-level providers, Am J Pharm Ed, 2021 Jul 22;8556 doi: 10.5688/ajpe8556.

    Blakeney, E., Chu, F., White, A., Smith, G., Woodward, K.D., Lavallee, D., Salas, R., Beaird, G.F., Willgerodt, M., Tanner , E., Summerside, N., Zierler, B., O'Brien, K.D., Weiner, B. (2021). Implementing interprofessional bedside rounding models to improve care team, patient, and quality outcomes: A scoping review of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods evidence. Journal of Interprofessional Care, DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2021.1980379.

    Mendez, K. J. W., Budhathoki, C., Labrique, A., Sadak, T., Tanner, E., & Han, H. R. (2021). Factors associated with intention to adopt mHealth applications among dementia caregivers with a chronic condition: A cross-sectional, correlational study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 9(8), 27926, DOI: 10.2196/27926.

    Salas, R., Allman K, Mische L, Tanner E, Bienstock J, Ungaretti A, David P, Hanyok L. (2021). Interprofessional collaborative practice in graduate medical education: Where we stand, MedEdPublish,

  • Awards/Honors

    2015 National Gerontological Nursing Association 2015, National Distinguished Nurse Educator Award

    2015 Johns Hopkins University, SOURCE Faculty Champion of the Month Award

    2014 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

    2014 AGS Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award, American Geriatrics Society

    2012 Johns Hopkins University, 2012 SOURCE Community Service Award, Faculty Mentor

    2011 MEDSURG Nursing Nurse Competence in Aging Writer’s 2010-2011 Award for the article entitled, "Implementing Staff Nurse Geriatric Education in the Acute Hospital Setting" by V. Inez Wendel, Samuel C. Durso, Danelle Cayea, Alicia I. Arbaje, Elizabeth Tanner (senior author)

    2010 Fellow, National Gerontological Nursing Association

    2008 Excellence in Teaching Award—Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Undergraduate Alumni Award

    2006 Baccalaureate Award for Geriatric Nursing Education: Stand-alone Geriatric Course Award—Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and American Association of Colleges of Nursing

    2005 Hartford Scholars Communications invitational conference

    2001 Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Research Scholar

    2001 Lamplighter Award—Alabama League for Nursing (statewide award)

    2000 Outstanding Educator Award—UAH College of Nursing

    1999 Outstanding Educator Award—UAH College of Nursing

    1998 Public/Private Partnership Award—Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging

    1998 Annual Award for Exceptional Curriculum in Gerontologic Nursing (national)—John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing (Runner-up)

    1998 Outstanding Educator Award—UAH College of Nursing

    1997 Outstanding Nurse Educator Award-Academe—The Alabama State Nurses’ Association)

    1997 Outstanding Educator Award—UAH College of Nursing

    1996 Outstanding Educator Award—UAH College of Nursing

    1995 Excellence in Teaching Award—Alabama League for Nursing

    1995 Outstanding Educator Award—UAH College of Nursing

    1991 Nurse Educator Award for Excellence—Maryland Nurses' Association

    1983 Phi Kappa Phi (honor society)

    1983 Phi Alpha Epsilon (honor society)

    1973 Sigma Theta Tau International