Theresa Harvath, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

Clinical Professor
Theresa Harvath

Contact

Office Phone
Office Address

6-115 Weaver-Densford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Titles

Clinical Professor

Education

Residency
Northwest Ethics Center for Veteran’s Health Care

PhD
Oregon Health Science University 
Portland, Oregon 

MS 
Oregon Health Science University, 
Portland, Oregon

BS
University of Wisconsin, 
Madison, Wisconsin

Licensures and Certifications

California Registered Nurse
MBTI® Certified Practitioner

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Biography

The overarching goal of my professional activities throughout my nursing career has been to improve the health and health care of older adults and their family caregivers through the integration of theory, practice and research. I work to achieve this goal by engaging with students at all levels in meaningful learning activities, by engaging with colleagues in clinically-relevant research and by actively working to integrate research into teaching and practice. 

Honors and Awards

2020 American Heart/Stroke Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke  Nursing 2020 Article of the Year Award. Authors: M. Camicia, B.J. Lutz, T.A.  Harvath, K.K. Kim, C. Drake & J.G. Joseph. 

2018 American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors Bronze Award, Best Special  Supplement, Annual or Buyer’s Guide: Supporting Family Caregivers, No Longer Home  Alone. Authors: K. Sexson, A. Lindauer & T.A. Harvath. 

2017 Dean’s Team Award for Excellence in Community Engagement, UC Davis Health,  Sacramento, CA 

2016 Employee Excellence in Diversity Award, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA 2010 American Academy of Nursing, Elected Fellow 

2009 Undergraduate Faculty Pinning Ceremony, (selected by students) Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Publications

Dharmasukrit, C., Chan, S., Applegate, R.L., Tancredi, D.J., Harvath, T.A., Joseph, J.G.  (2021). Frailty, Race/Ethnicity, Functional Status, and Adverse Outcomes after Total  Hip/Knee Arthroplasty: A Moderation Analysis. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 36(6), 1895- 1903 DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2021.01.033

Camicia, M., Lutz, B.J., Harvath, T.A., Kim, K.K., Drake, C., Joseph, J.G. (2020).  Development of an instrument to assess stroke caregivers’ readiness for the transition  home. Rehabilitation Nursing, 45(5), 287-298 DOI: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000204

Harvath, T.A., Mongoven, J., Bidwell, J., Cothran, F., Sexson, K., Mason, D., Buckwalter, K. (2020). Research priorities in family caregiving: Process and outcomes of  a conference on family-centered care across the trajectory of serious illness. The Gerontologist, 60(S1), S5-S13 doi: 10.1093/geront/gnz138

Camicia, M., Lutz, B., Drake, C., Kim, K., Harvath, T.A., Joseph, J. (2018). Assessing  caregiver commitment and capacity. Abstract published from the International Stroke  Conference. Stroke, 49(suppl 1), Abstract WMP111 doi: 10.1161/str.49.suppl_1.WMP111

Mongoven, J.M., Harvath, T.A., Bettega, K., Young, H.M. (2018). Development of family  caregiving competencies for health professionals: A modified Delphi study. Abstract published in Innovation in Aging, 2(supplement 1), 194 doi: 10.1093/geroni/igy023.713

Clavo-Hall, J., Bender, M., Harvath, T.A. (2018). Roles enacted by Clinical Nurse Leaders  across the healthcare spectrum: A systematic literature review. Journal of Professional  Nursing, 34(4), 259-268 doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.11.007

Lindauer, A., Sexson, K., Harvath, T.A. (2017). Medication management for people with  dementia. American Journal of Nursing, 117(2), 60-64 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000512300.41511.9d

Lindauer, A., Sexson, K., Harvath, T.A. (2017). Teaching caregivers to administer eye  drops, transdermal patches and suppositories. American Journal of Nursing,117(1), 54-59. 16. *Sexson, K., Lindauer, A. & Harvath, T.A. (2017). Discharge planning and teaching.  American Journal of Nursing, 117(5), 58-60 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000511568.58187.36

Sexson, K., Lindauer, A., Harvath, T.A. (2016). Administration of subcutaneous  injections. American Journal of Nursing,116(12), 49-52 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000508671.49210.ba

Harvath, T.A., Lindauer, A., Sexson, K. (2016). Managing complex medication regimens.  American Journal of Nursing, 116(11), 43-46 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000505588.40085.01

Grants and Patents

Award: Geriatric Workforce Education Program Grant
Principal Investigator: Lisa Gibbs, MD
Sponsoring Organization: University of California - Irvine 
Award Dates: 2021 - 2024

Award: Home Alone: Caregiver Instructional Video Series, Special Equipment
Principal Investigator: Harvath, Theresa A.
Sponsoring Organization: AARP 
Award Dates: 2019 – 2020

Award: Home Alone: Caregiver Instructional Video Series, Incontinence
Principal Investigator: Harvath, Theresa A.
Sponsoring Organization: AARP 
Award Dates: 2018

Award: Family Caregiving Institute
Principal Investigator: Harvath, Theresa A.
Sponsoring Organization: Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation ($5 million)
Award Dates: 2017 – 2021

Award: Home Alone: Caregiver Instructional Video Series, Wound Care
Co-Principal Investigator: Harvath, Theresa A.
Sponsoring Organization: AARP 
Award Dates: 2017

Award: Home Alone: Caregiver Instructional Video Series, Mobility
Co-Principal Investigator: Harvath, Theresa A.
Sponsoring Organization: AARP 
Award Dates: 2016

Award: Home Alone: Caregiver Instructional Video Series, Medication Management
Principal Investigator: Harvath, Theresa A.
Sponsoring Organization: AARP ($80,000)
Award Dates: 2015

Award: Multicultural Family Caregiving: Review of the Grey Literature
Principal Investigator: Harvath, Theresa A.
Sponsoring Organization: AARP ($20,000)
Award Dates: 2015

Award: NEXus Gerontological Nursing Expansion
Principal Investigator: Harvath, Theresa A.
Sponsoring Organization: Gerontological Society of America ($209,000)
Award Dates: 2013 - 2014

Award: John A. Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
Director: Harvath, Theresa A.
Sponsoring Organization: John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc. ($300,000)
Award Dates: 2013 - 2014

Presentations

Harvath, T.A. (2021). Enhancing Family Caregiving Preparedness: Competencies for Health  Professionals. Keynote, NICHE National Conference, virtual.  

Sexson, K.E. & Harvath, T.A. (2021). Using the ACE.C series to build nurses’ skills/competencies in  family caregiving preparedness. Presentation on NICHE national webinar. 

Harvath, T.A. (2020). Keynote address, Annual Chinese Congress on Gerontology and Health  Industry. Virtual conference. 

Harvath, T.A. (2018). The Aging Brain. Presentation at the Marin Mini Medical School. Kentfield,  CA. 

Harvath, T.A. (2017). The Aging Brain. Presentation at the University of California Davis Mini  Medical School. Davis, CA. 

Harvath, T.A. (2016). Safety and Autonomy in Long-Term Care. Keynote at Making Oregon Vital  for Elders 10th Anniversary Celebration. Woodburn, Oregon.

Harvath, T.A. (2014). Mental health care for family caregivers of older people with dementia. Keynote  address, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japan Academy of Gerontological Nursing, Nagoya,  Japan. 

Harvath, T.A. (2013). What if Maslow was wrong? Safety vs. autonomy in older adults. Keynote,  National League of Nursing Education Summit ACES

Harvath, T.A. (2013).
Nursing leadership for an aging nation. Invited presentation at the annual  Oregon Center for Nursing Leadership Conference. Wilsonville, Oregon.