2020 Research Week virtual Keynote: “When grandkids take the reins”

Most of you know that all in-person events for Research Week 2020 were canceled and that some events will take on a virtual shape. The Keynote Address by Kalisha Bonds, R.N., Ph.D., is one such event and it’s taking place this coming Monday, May 4.

The current COVID-19 pandemic joins diseases like Alzheimer’s in exposing health disparities that affect the most vulnerable communities. Communities of color, where residents have higher rates of chronic diseases, are particularly at risk.

Research Week Keynote Address
“When grandkids take the reins”
Kalisha Bonds, R.N., Ph.D.
Monday, May 4, 11 a.m. to noon
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The decision-making processes exercised by African American persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners is the topic of the 2020 Research Week Student’s Choice Keynote Address. The speaker, Kalisha Bonds, R.N., Ph.D., will also talk about her childhood and early adult life experience and the ways in which her research has been influenced by her race, gender and socioeconomic status.

Currently a National Institute of Nursing Research T32 postdoctoral fellow at Emory University in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Bonds continues research begun at OHSU on decision making among African American persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners. She investigates these decision-making processes and quality of life in heterogeneous cultural contexts.

Find out more about Bonds’ research:
with Bonds on the Agewyz Podcast.
Feature on Bonds in OHSU In the Lab

Bonds was lead author of “Factors influencing quality of life in African-American dementia dyads,” published on Jan. 10, 2020, in Aging & Mental Health. She also was lead author of “Formal service use by African American individuals with dementia and their caregivers: An integrative review,” published June 4, 2018, in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. She co-authored “Challenges and Strategies for Conducting Research With Grandparent–Grandchild Dyads,” in the January/February 2020 issue of Nursing Research.

Bonds earned her Ph.D. at OHSU in 2019. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing and was certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Vanderbilt University.


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