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

Position Title
Non-Senate Academic Emerita, Recall Faculty

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.

Professional Activities


American Nurses Association


American Academy of Nursing

2010-2012 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Co-Chair Gerontology Special Interest Group
1974-Present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing Board Member, Gamma Tau Chapter (1997-1999)
2003-Present Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) [formerly National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners] President, Southern California Chapter
2015-Present President-elect, Southern California Chapter (2/2013-10/2015), Education Committee (2010-2012), Research Committee (2005-2006), CE 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 Care Workgroup (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 Faculty Recognition Award: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
1996 UCLA Faculty Development Award
1988 NIMH Pre-Doctoral Traineeship in Psychiatric Epidemiology
1978 Yale University School of Nursing Honor Society
1976 Outstanding Young Career Woman, 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.

N439C, (W11), N439D, (Sp11)