About Dr. Whitelaw:
Senior Fellow, National Council on Aging
President, Gerontological Society of America
Area of expertise: Healthy Aging
OASIS Research Committee Member
Dr. Nancy Whitelaw is founding Director and currently Senior Fellow in the Center for Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging. She is a nationally-recognized leader in the design and implementation of evidence-based health programs for older adults and in strengthening collaboration among aging services, public health and health care.
Her work emphasizes the importance of prevention, self-management and person-centered care, moving beyond the traditional medical model and into community settings where older adults live and wish to stay.
Dr. Whitelaw also co-directs the Practice Change Fellows Program, a major national initiative to develop strong leaders for health care and social service organizations serving older adults.
- Whitelaw N.A. 2010. System Change and Organizational Capacity for Evidence-based Practice: Lessons from the Field. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging; 34:43-50.
- Whitelaw, N.A. 2009. Re-forming Health Care: It's About Health, Not Just Insurance
- Bryant, L.L., Altpeter, M., and Whitelaw, N.A. 2006. Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults: An Introduction. Journal of Applied Gerontology 25, 197-213.