Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation

A community, state, tribal nation, country, and world where every individual can achieve their life goals while aging.

We are a proud member of the University of Minnesota Consortium on Aging.

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Fall 2024
  • Save the Date: CHAI Speaker Series, featuring Dr. Chanee Fabius
    • Monday, September 23, 2024 | 2:30 – 4 PM | Campus Club, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus

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Center Spotlight

Nicole E. Werner, PhD

Each month CHAI likes to recognize and celebrate its Members, Community Partners, and Ambassadors. This month we are featuring Nicole Werner, PhD. 

Dr. Werner is a Human Factors Engineer whose research applies human-centered design approaches to enable scientific discovery related to the work of care partners for people living with dementia and their care networks. This scientific discovery is the foundation for the human-centered design, implementation, and rigorous evaluation of technology and process interventions to improve health outcomes. Her research engages care partners of people living with dementia in co-designing interventions that seek to transform the care partner journey in ways that address a diverse range of patient-centered outcomes. She has co-designed innovative but realistic health technology and care process interventions to improve health and healthcare within and across healthcare settings and in the home. Nicole’s goal is to integrate this research approach into the behavioral intervention pipeline to design behavioral interventions for care partners and their care networks that are sustainable, scalable, and able to meet individual caregiver and care network needs.

Nicole is also a Fellow of CHAI Director Dr. Gaugler’s K07 Program and was recently recognized by GSA with the Margaret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award, which acknowledges outstanding early career contributions in behavioral and social gerontology. GSA gives this prestigious award in conjunction with the Margaret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation.

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