Building the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials embedded within healthcare systems for people living with dementia and their caregivers
Hepburn, Kenneth – PhD
Name:Hepburn, Kenneth – PhD
Executive Committee, Pilot Studies Core
Primary title:Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Primary Institution:Emory University
Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
Bio:Ken Hepburn, PhD, is a professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University and the Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Core. He is Director of Emory’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. A gerontologist, he has focused principally on developing and testing programs aimed at enhancing the skills, knowledge and sense of mastery of individuals providing informal care for people living with dementing illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease. He is the principal author of the Savvy Caregiver program, a widely disseminated, evidence-based, in-person group psychoeducation program that has produced significant reductions in caregiver distress and significant improvements in caregiver mastery. With support from the NIA, he is currently testing Tele-Savvy, a synchronous/asynchronous version of the program, and also developing an online system to enable organizations to implement the Savvy Caregiver program and to train local program facilitators.