Nursing SchoolGeriatric nurse educator Casey Shillam,  PhD, RN-BC, is the newest member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) faculty.

Shillam comes to JHUSON from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California (UC), Davis, where she was a post-doctoral fellow.

Shillam, whose research and practice has focused on pain management in the elderly, completed her PhD at Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing.  Prior to her post-doctoral work in California, Shillam was an assistant professor at the University of Portland School of Nursing and worked in chronic-care management for assisted living facilities in Portland, OR. Her research has been published in a variety of journals and academic books.

“Dr. Shillam has a strong history of commitment to improving the health of older adults through clinical practice, scholarship, and teaching,” says Marie Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, chair of the JHUSON Department of Acute and Chronic Care. “Her expertise and experience with this population will complement and add to the excellence of our current faculty.”

“We are so proud and pleased that Dr. Shillam, an alumna from our third cohort of post-doctoral scholars, will be joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing,” says Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate vice chancellor for nursing and founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. “Dr. Shillam joined our team in fall 2010, and has made important contributions to our research, graduate education, and leadership in California during her tenure. She exemplifies the values of our school and its vision to transform healthcare through nursing leadership, education, and research and will be a wonderful asset to Johns Hopkins.”

Shillam notes several factors led her to JHUSON, such as the value the School places on student learning and mentorship and the resources the School offers. “As a gerontological nurse researcher, the School’s new Center for Innovative Care in Aging was a draw,” she explains.

This press release release is published jointly by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis.