Meredeth A. Rowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Endowed Chair
E-mail: Voicemail:(813) 396-9072
Research Interests
  • Family caregivers of persons with dementia and health consequences of caregiving
  • Safety of persons with dementia living in the community
  • Development of technology to solve healthcare problems

Latest Studies
  • 1R01AG039495-01; National Institute of Aging, Improving Dementia Caregiver Sleep and The Effect on Heart Disease Biomarkers
  • 9R44DC012275-02A1, National Institute for Deafness and Communication Disorders, New Communication Technology for Suddenly Speechless Hospitalized Patients
  • Persons with Dementia Lost in the Community While Driving
  • Persons with Dementia Lost in the Community

Recent Publications
  • Rowe, M. A., Vandeveer, S. S., Greenblum, C. A., List, C. N., Fernandez, R. M., Mixson, N. E., &Ahn, H. C. (2011). Persons with dementia missing in the community: Is it wandering or something unique? BMC Geriatr, 11, 28.doi: 1471-2318-11-28.
  • Bowen, M. E., McKenzie, B., Steis, M., & Rowe, M. (2011).Prevalence of and antecedents to dementia-related missing incidents in the community. Dement GeriatrCognDisord, 31(6), 406-412. doi: 000329792.
  • Rowe, M. A., Ahn, H., Benito, A. P., Stone, H., Wilson, A., &Kairalla, J. (2010). Injuries and unattended home exits in persons with dementia: a 12-month prospective study. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen, 25(1), 27-31. doi: 1533317508323138.
  • Rowe, M. A., Kairalla, J. A., & McCrae, C. S. (2010). Sleep in dementia caregivers and the effect of a nighttime monitoring system. J NursScholarsh, 42(3), 338-347. doi: JNU1337.
  • Rowe, M. A., Kelly, A., Horne, C., Lane, S., Campbell, J., Lehman, B,. Benito, A. P. (2009). Reducing dangerous nighttime events in persons with dementia by using a nighttime monitoring system.Alzheimers Dement, 5(5), 419-426. doi: S1552-5260(08)02864-1.
  • Spring, H. J., Rowe, M. A., & Kelly, A. (2009).Improving caregivers' well-being by using technology to manage nighttime activity in persons with dementia. Res GerontolNurs, 2(1), 39-48. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20090101-10.

Educational Background
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice