Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Co-Director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty, OSAH
Co-Director, Center for Excellence in Biology and Behavior Across the Life Span 
Professor, OSAH
Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology
Address: 390D
Phone Number: 410-706-5178


  • PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore, 1996
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • BSN with Distinction, University of Connecticut Storrs, 1978


  • Testing the Effectiveness of the Function Focused Care Intervention in Trauma Patients. NINR 6/13-5/15.
  • Dissemination of Function Focused Care in Assisted Living.  The Stulman Foundation. 
  • Testing the PRAISEDD-2 Intervention in Senior Housing.  
  • Evaluation Outcomes of the Patient Centered Hospital Discharge Program. 
  • Genetic Variability in Physical Resilience Among Older Adults.
  • Exploring Volunteer Behavior Among Older Adults.  
  • Testing the effectiveness of the Res-Care-AL Intervention. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative. 9/08 to 9/10.
  • Pilot Testing of Res-Care-Acute Care. University of Maryland Medical Systems and the University of Maryland School of Nursing Research funding. 9/08 to 9/09.
  • Effects of a Hip Fracture Prevention Website for Seniors. (Nahm, E.S., Principal Investigator; Resnick, B., Co-investigator). Funded by the National Institute of Aging. Grant No. R21 AG026013. 2/15/06-1/31/08.
  • Hip Fracture Recovery in Males. (Magaziner, J., Principal Investigator; Resnick, B., Co- Investigator, among many others) 9/05-9/10.
  • Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) . (Goldberg, A., Magaziner, J., Principal Investigators; Resnick, B. Co-investigator). Funded by National Institute of Aging Grant P60 AG12583. 07/01/06-06/30/11
  • The National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium (NTCC). (Catanzaro, A., Principal Investigator, University of California, San Diego; Resnick, B., 
    Co-investigator). Funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. 
    2004 -2009.
  • Health Promotion Activities of the Older Adult. (Resnick, B., Principal Investigator). 9/98-ongoing.


  • Resnick B, Galik E, Gruber-Baldini A, Zimmerman S.  Understanding Dissemination and Implementation of a New Intervention in Assisted Living Settings:  The Case of Function Focused Care.  J  of Applied Gerontology, In press.  
  • Resnick, B., Michael, K, Griffith, K, Klinedinst, J, & Galik E.  (in press).  The Impact of PRAISEDD on Adherence and Initiation of Heart Health Behaviors in Senior Housing. Public Health Nursing
  • Resnick, B., Wells, C., Brotemarkle, R.  (in press).  Older Trauma Patients Exposure to Therapy and Factors that Influence Therapy Opportunities.  Physical Therapy.   
  • Resnick, B., Galik, E., Boltz, M., Wells, C.   (2013).  Physical Capability Scale:  Psychometric Testing.  Clinical Nursing Research  22(1), 7-29. 
  • Resnick, B., Klinedinst J, Dorsey S, Holtzman L, Abuelhiga SL. (2013).  Volunteer Behavior and Factors that Influence Volunteering Among Residents in Continuing Care Retirement Communities.   Journal of Housing for the Elderly
  • Resnick B, Galik E, Boltz M. (2013).  Function Focused Care Approaches: Literature Review of Progress and Future Possibilities. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association  
  • Resnick B. Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes: Response to the Editorials by Dr. Morley and Dr. Volicer.  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(3):222-224.
  • Resnick B, Galik E, Gruber-Baldini A, Zimmerman S.  (2012).  Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Associated With Function-Focused Care.  Clinical Nursing Research, 21 (1), 34-54.
  • Resnick B, Galik E, Gruber-Baldini AL, Zimmerman S. (2012).  Falls and fall-related injuries associated with function-focused care. Clinical Nursing Research, 21(1), 43-63.
  • Yu-Yahiro J, Resnick B, Orwig D, et al. (2009) Design and Implementation of a Home-Based Exercise Program Post-Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies Experience. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  • Resnick, B., Gruber-Baldini A., Zimmerman S., Galik E, Pretzer-Aboff I, Russ K, Hebel R. (2009). Nursing Home Resident Outcomes from the Res-Care Intervention. Journal of the American Geriatrics society.
  • Resnick B. (2009). Promoting exercise for older adults. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 21(2), 77-8.
  • Galik EM, Resnick B, Pretzer-Aboff I. (2009). Knowing what makes them tick': motivating cognitively impaired older adults to participate in restorative care. Int J Nurs Pract., 15(1), 48-55
  • Young, Y. & Resnick, B. (2009). Don't worry and be positive: what helps the most in functional recovery one year after hip fracture? An exit interview. Rehabilitation Nursing.
  • Resnick, B. (2008). Utilization of pen devices can improve diabetes treatment for LTC residents.Annal of long-term care. 16(11), 28-32.

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Gerontology

Academic & Professional Activities

  • 1978-Present: American Nurses Association
  • 1982-Present: National Gerontological Nursing Association
  • 1995-Present: National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners
  • 1996-Present: American Geriatrics Society
  • 1996-Present: Gerontological Society of America
  • 1998-Present: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 1998-Present: American Medical Directors Association
  • 1999-Present: Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • 1996-2007: Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • 1995-1998: National Diabetes Education Program
  • 2008: Southern Nursing Research Society