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Colleen M. Casey, PhD, CNS

Project: "Coordinated Post-ED Care for Senior Frequent Fallers"
Providence Health & Services
Portland, OR

Dr. Colleen Casey is Associate Clinical Director for the Oregon region at Providence Health & Services, an integrated health care organization with 8 hospitals and 90+ clinics in Oregon. She maintains a clinical practice in outpatient geriatrics. “I am always inspired by patients in how they creatively persevere and care for themselves even in the face of adversity.”

Dr. Casey’s role at Providence includes identifying ways to streamline and improve care of older adults through clinical and population-based integration, with a focus on the region’s effort to reduce fall risk using a multi-pronged approach across multiple settings. She helps advance initiatives to support systematic efforts to disseminate geriatric evidence-based practices, equipping providers and interdisciplinary teams with the clinical tools, education, and supports they need to best care for older patients.

Dr. Casey received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate in nursing from Oregon Health & Science University and completed postgraduate work at the University of Washington in geriatrics. Her career in geriatrics started as an ICU nurse. Her research has been funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Hearst Foundation, and National Institutes of Health. She is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and licensed as a geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist.

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