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Natalie G. Regier, PhD

Research Associate
Natalie Regier
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Overview

Natalie G. Regier is a research associate at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and principal faculty in the Center for Innovative Care in Aging. Her research focuses on developing behavioral interventions for persons at all stages of dementia, as well as identifying and assessing specific dementia-related behaviors. Dr. Regier is also a clinical psychologist with a geriatrics specialty, and has experience conducting neuropsychology and capacity evaluations within the VA Healthcare System, as well as experience providing psychotherapy services to older adults for a variety of reasons, including bereavement, cognitive changes, caregiver support, depression, anxiety, PTSD, military sexual trauma, and adjustment to life transitions.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

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  • Publications

    Regier, N. G., & Gitlin, L. N. (2017). Dementia-related restlessness: Relationship to characteristics of persons with dementia and family caregivers. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/gps.4705

    Regier, N. G., Hodgson, N. A., & Gitlin, R. N. (2017). Characteristics of activities for persons with dementia at the mild, moderate and severe stages. The Gerontologist, 57(5), 987-997. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw133

    Regier, N. G., & Gitlin, L. N. (2016). Towards defining restlessness in individuals with dementia. Aging & Mental Health, 21(5), 543-552. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1128880

    Cohen-Mansfield, J., Dakheel-Ali, M., Marx, M. S., Thein, K., & Regier, N. G. (2015). Which unmet needs contribute to behavior problems in persons with advanced dementia? Psychiatry Research, 228(1), 59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.03.043

  • Research
    • Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Older Adults
    • Dementia (Assessment, Behaviors, Care, Psychoeducation)
    • Dementia Caregiver Support
    • Nonpharmacological Intervention Development
    • Decisional Capacity
  • Awards and Honors
    • K23 AG058809-01 grant through the NIA—Meaningful Activity Intervention for Individuals With Early-Stage Dementia: Involving the End User in Intervention Design
    • Pilot study through the Center for Innovative Care in Aging—Advancing an Understanding and Measurement of Dementia-Related Restlessness: A Troublesome and Pervasive Problem
    • NIH Loan Repayment Grant Recipient (awarded August 2016)