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About Meredith Wallace Kazer

Dr. Meredith Wallace Kazer completed her BSN degree Magna Cum Laude at Boston University. Following this, she earned an MSN in medical-surgical nursing with a specialty in geriatrics from Yale University and a PhD in nursing research and theory development at New York University. During her time at NYU she was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. In this capacity she became the original author and editor of Try This: Best Practices in Geriatric Nursing series. In 2001, she won the Springer Publishing Company Award for Applied Nursing Research. She was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Applied Nursing Research and is currently the research brief editor for the journal. Dr. Kazer is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. She published Prostate Cancer: Nursing Assessment Management and Care, in April 2002, which won the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. Preceding this, she was the Associate Editor of The Geriatric Nursing Research Digest, in 2002 and she was the Associate Editor of the 2nd edition of the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research published in 2006, both of which also won American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards. She is a recipient of the Eastern Nursing Research Society/John A. Hartford Foundation junior investigator award. She is an adult and gerontological nurse practitioner and currently maintains a practice in primary care with a focus on chronic illness in older adults.


Present Associate Professor of Nursing, Fairfield University
Present Dean, School of Nursing, Fairfield University


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School of Nursing Rm 123
(203) 254-4000 x2719


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