Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Professor, OSAH
Address: 375C
Phone Number: 410-706-5261
Fax Number: 410-706-0344


  • PhD, Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2007
  • Post-Masters Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1998
  • MSN, Nursing Education, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1994
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1988


  • Principal Investigator, NIA R01 AG046217-01, Function and Behavior Focused Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia (2013-2018)
  • Co-Investigator, Stulman Foundation, Dissemination of Function Focused Care in Assisted Living (2013-2014)
  • Co-Investigator, NINR R21, Testing the Feasibility and Impact of Function Focused Care for Trauma Recovery (2013-2015)

Recent Publications: 

  • Galik, E., Resnick, B., Hammersla, M., & Brightwater, J. (in press). Optimizing function and physical activity among nursing home residents with dementia: testing the impact of Function Focused Care. The Gerontologist.
  • Galik, E., & Resnick, B. (2013). Psychotropic medication use and association with physical and psychosocial outcomes in nursing home residents. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 20(3), 244-252.
  • 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, 14(5), 313-318.

Primary Teaching Areas: 

  • NURS 687: Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Older Adult
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Academic & Professional Activities: 

  • 2013-Present: Regular Member of Graduate Faculty, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • 2011-Present: Editorial Board Member, Geriatric Nursing
  • 2010-2013: Past President, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
  • 2007-Present: Board of Directors, Maryland Gerontological Association
  • Nurse Practitioner Faculty Practice, Sheppard Pratt Memory Disorders Clinic and Copper Ridge