Mary Cadogan, DrPH, GNP-BC, FAAN, FGSA

Adjunct Professor

Location: 5-952 Factor Building

Phone: (310) 206-3317


Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research: Improving quality of care for older adults; Quality and safety of ED care and transitions home for vulnerable older adults
Clinical: Gerontology nursing; Community based health promotion and disease prevention for diverse populations.


N439C, (W11), N439D, (Sp11)


Professional Activities

Present - AmericanNurses Association
Present - American Academy of Nursing
2010-2012 - National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Co-Chair Gerontology Special Interest Group
1974-present - Sigma Theta Tau InternationalHonor Society in Nursing
Board Member, Gamma Tau Chapter (1997-1999)
9/03-present - Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) [formerly National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners]

President, Southern California Chapter 10/2015 - present
President Elect, Southern California Chapter (2/2013 – 10/2015)
EducationCommittee (2010 –2012)
ResearchCommittee (2005-2006)
C E Approver Unit (2003-2007)
2003-2009 - American Geriatrics Society
Clinical Practice Committee (2004-2007)
Co-Chair Nurses’ Section (2004-2006)
Chair, Nurses” Section (5/06-5/09)
Professional Education Committee (2007-2009)
2000-present - California Coalition for Compassionate Care
Executive Committee (2000-2012)
Chair, Long Term CareWorkgroup, 2002-2012
1996-present Western Institute of Nursing:
Governor representing Nursing Education (1996-1999)
1993-present - Gerontological Society of America
1990-2000 - American Public Health Association



Boston College, School of Nursing, BSN, 1972, Nursing
University of Washington, School of Nursing , MN, 1974, Nursing - Nurse Practitioner
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, DrPH, 1993, Behavioral Science and Health Education


Honors and Awards

2013 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
2013 Fellow, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (FAGHE) 2012 Fellow, Gerontological Society of America (FGSA)
2005 Adjunct FacultyRecognition Award: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
1996 UCLA FacultyDevelopment Award
1988 NIMH Pre-Doctoral Traineeship in Psychiatric Epidemiology
1978 Yale UniversitySchool of Nursing Honor Society
1976 Outstanding Young CareerWoman, Capitol District, New York
1974 Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society in Nursing



Hodge FS, Itty TL, Cadogan MP, Martinez F. (2012). Weaving Balance into Life": Development and cultural adaptation of a cancer symptom management toolkit for Southwest American Indians. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 6, 182-188.


Hahn, J.E..& Cadogan, M.P. (in press). Development and evaluation of a staff training program on palliative care for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The Journal of Policy and  Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.


Cadogan, M.P. (2010).CPR decision making and older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(12),  10-15.


Cadogan, M.P. (2010). Herpes Zoster in Older Adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(3), 10-14.


Housen P, Shannon GR, Edelen MO, Simon B, Cadogan MP, Jones M, Buchanan J, Saliba D. (2009). Why not just ask the resident? Refinement of a Preference Assessment Tool (PAT) for nursing homes. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(11), 40-49.


Cadogan MP, Edelen MO, Lorenz K, Jones M, Yosef J, Hascall T, Simon B, Harker J, Ferrell B, Saliba D. (2008). The relationship of reported pain severity to perceived effect on function of nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 63A (9), 969-973.


Housen P, Shannon GR, Simon B, Edelen MO, Cadogan MP, Sohn L, Jones M, Buchanan J, Saliba J.(2008). What the resident meant to say: Use of cognitive interviewing techniques to develop questionnaires for nursing home residents. The Gerontologist, 48(2), 158-169.


Hill T, Ginsburg M, Citko J, Cadogan M.(2005). Improving End-of-Life Care in Nursing Facilities: The Community State Partnership to Improve End-of-Life Care in California. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 8(2), 300-12.


Cadogan MP, Schnelle JF, Al-Samarrai NR, Yamamoto-Mitani, N,Cabrera G, Osterweil D, Simmons SF. (2005). A Standardized Quality Assessment System To Evaluate Pain Detection and Management in the Nursing Home. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 6(1), 1-9.