Stacy Barnes, Ph.D.

Stacy Barnes
Stacy Barnes, Ph.D.Marquette University

Cudahy Hall, 240-J

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3709

Associate Professor and Director, Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., Marquette University

Courses Taught

HEAL 1025:  Culture and Health

HEAL 4901-HEAL 5901:  Interdisciplinary Palliative Care

Research Interests

As a social gerontologist, I am interested in the interactions between older adults with memory impairments, their family caregivers, and their health care providers. More specifically my interests include: Alzheimer’s disease and other types of late life dementias; the experiences of family and other unpaid dementia caregivers; interpersonal and health communication related to older adults and/or their caregivers; and the dynamics of multidisciplinary team-based geriatric health care teams.

Professional Affiliations

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Milwaukee Waukesha Aging Consortium

National Association of Geriatric Education Centers (NAGEC)

National Association for Geriatric Education (NAGE)


Social Gerontology


TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Fellowship in Primary Health Care Policy, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


2015 – 2019    Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program awarded by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (U1QHP28712). Role: PI  This award provides infrastructure and program support for the GWEP, a consortium focused on: integrating geriatrics and primary care; developing a healthcare workforce that provides team-based, patient-centered care; and improving health outcomes for older adults.

2018 – 2019    Community Engaged Research, Partnership Development Grant awarded by Marquette University. Role: PI  This award provides start-up funds to explore a new partnership with a community-based organization and identify shared research and educational priorities.

2017 – 2018    GWEP Network Meeting: Electronic Health Record Engagement awarded by the American Geriatrics Society. Role: Site PI (PI: Emery-Tiburcio)  The purpose of the award was to convene GWEP grantees to identify and develop best practices for utilizing Electronic Health Records and associated technology to engage older adults in their own healthcare, and community-based organizations across silos of care.

2010 – 2015    Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center awarded by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (UB4HP19062). Role: PI  This award provided infrastructure and program support for the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center, a consortium focused on training Wisconsin’s healthcare workforce about geriatrics and gerontology to optimize health outcomes for older adults.

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