Theodore J. & Mary E. Trumble Professorship In Aging Research
Associate Dean, Research
Director, SON Centers
Center On Aging
Nancy Bergstrom, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., is the Theodore J. and Mary E. Trumble Professor and Director for Aging Research, Center on Aging at the University of Texas Houston in Houston, Texas. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Nursing Research from the University of Michigan. Her research is related to nutrition and the etiology of pressure sores, as well as testing and developing the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk. Dr. Bergstrom's grants included a large multi-site study to determine the predictive validity of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk. Dr. Bergstrom is past President of the Midwest Nursing Research Society and past Chair of the American Nurses Association's Council of Nurse Researchers.
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research selected Dr. Bergstrom to chair two panels developing guidelines for the Prediction and Prevention of Pressure Sores and for the Treatment of Pressure Sores. Dr. Bergstrom received the first Kosiak Award presented by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel for excellence in research, education and practice and the Sigma Theta Tau Baxter Foundation Episteme Award recognizing her contribution for a major breakthrough in nursing knowledge development. Her work has been published in The Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Research in Nursing and Health, Nursing Research, Advances in Wound Care, and others. Her most current work focuses on maintaining mobility among persons in assisted living and nursing interventions to prevent pressure ulcers in at risk patients. She remains interested in translating knowledge into evidence based practice protocols.