The Experts

Barbara Resnick, Ph.D., CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Barbara Resnick received a B.S. in Nursing from University of Connecticut and received her M.S. in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Resnick’s research focus has been on motivation of older adults particularly with regard to performance of functional activities and engaging in regular exercise.  Included among her research activities have been several federally funded projects focused on older adults including Testing the Reliability and Validity of the Exercise Plus Program post Hip Fracture (NIA RO1 AG17082-01) and Testing the Effectiveness of the Res-Care Intervention (AHRQ R01 HS/MH 13372-010).  In addition Dr. Resnick has numerous other projects focused on testing exercise interventions across a variety of clinical areas: community dwelling older adults in a continuing care retirement community and minority older adults in senior centers.  Similarly, Dr. Resnick is the PI on several measurement studies related to physical activity in older adults.  One such study was funded by the Behavioral Change Challenge Grants and involves a secondary data analysis of findings from three different behavioral change studies.


Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP

Elizabeth Galik is a nurse practitioner that specializes in the medical and neuropsychiatric care of older adults with dementia.  She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and practices clinically at Roland Park Place, a continuing care retirement community, and the Memory Center at Sheppard Pratt.   Currently, she is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar and is conducting research on the impact of Function Focused Nursing Care on assisted living residents with dementia.   Dr. Galik has presented at national and regional conferences, authored peer reviewed articles and book chapters on dementia and assisted in the development of instruments designed to assess the general medical health and physical activity of older adults with dementia. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association and the Maryland Gerontological Association.