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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Meredeth A. Rowe, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

Meredeth A.Rowe
  • Endowed Chair, College Of Nursing
  • Professor, College Of Nursing


  • PhD, Nursing, University Of Rochester, 1994

Selected Publications

  • Cowan, LJ.Stechmiller, JK.Rowe, M.Kairalla, JA. Enhancing Braden pressure ulcer risk assessment in acutely ill adult veterans. Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society. 20(2) : 137-48http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22304370
  • Rowe, MA.Bennett, V. A look at deaths occurring in persons with dementia lost in the community. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 18(6) : 343-8http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14682082
  • Bass, E.Rowe, MA.Moreno, M.McKenzie, B. Expanding participation in Alzheimer's association Safe Return by improving enrollment. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 23(5) : 447-50http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18632877
  • D'Aoust, RF.Brewster, G.Rowe, MA. Depression in informal caregivers of persons with dementia. International journal of older people nursing. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24433320
  • Smith LO, Elder JH, Storch EA, Rowe MA Activation thresholds and operating characteristics of commercial alarm products to provide surveillance for dementia caregivers. J Intellect Disabil Res. , 2014.
  • Kay, DB.Dzierzewski, JM.Rowe, M.McCrae, CS. Greater night-to-night variability in sleep discrepancy among older adults with a sleep complaint compared to noncomplaining older adults. Behavioral sleep medicine. 11(2) : 76-90, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23137288
  • Greenblum, CA.Rowe, MA.Neff, DF.Greenblum, JS. Midlife women: symptoms associated with menopausal transition and early postmenopause and quality of life. Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 20(1) : 22-7, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22929034
  • Williams, JM.Kay, DB.Rowe, M.McCrae, CS. Sleep discrepancy, sleep complaint, and poor sleep among older adults. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences. 68(5) : 712-20, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23804432
  • Rowe, MA. Nurse entrepreneurs, arise!: improving lives of older adults by bringing your ideas to market. Journal of gerontological nursing. 39(10) : 16-21, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24015886
  • Rowe, M. Activation thresholds and operating characteristics of commercial alarm products to provide surveillance for dementia caregivers. Gerontechnology. (20) : 480-7, 2013.
  • Rowe, MA.Greenblum, CA.Boltz, M.Galvin, JE. Missing drivers with dementia: antecedents and recovery. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60(11) : 2063-9, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23134069
  • Rowe, MA.Greenblum, CA.DʼAoust, RF. Missing incidents in community-dwelling people with dementia: understanding how these dangerous events differ from dementia-related ‘wandering’ is critical to assessment, intervention, and prevention. The American journal of nursing. 112(12) : 30-5, discussion 36-7, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23154677
  • Dautovich, ND.Kay, DB.Perlis, ML.Dzierzewski, JM.Rowe, MA.McCrae, CS. Day-to-day variability in nap duration predicts medical morbidity in older adults. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. 31(5) : 671-6, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22369491
  • Rodriguez, CS.Rowe, M.Koeppel, B.Thomas, L.Troche, MS.Paguio, G. Development of a communication intervention to assist hospitalized suddenly speechless patients. Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine. 20(6) : 489-500, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23187014
  • Greenblum, CA.Rowe, MA. Nighttime activity in individuals with dementia: understanding the problem and identifying solutions. Journal of gerontological nursing. 38(5) : 8-11, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22533348
  • Campbell, JL.Rowe, MA.Marsiske, M. Behavioral symptoms of dementia: a dyadic effect of caregivers' stress process? Research in gerontological nursing. 4(3) : 168-84, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20873693
  • Houston, AM.Brown, LM.Rowe, MA.Barnett, SD. The informal caregivers' perception of wandering. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 26(8) : 616-22, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22296909
  • Bowen, ME.McKenzie, B.Steis, M.Rowe, M. Prevalence of and antecedents to dementia-related missing incidents in the community. Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders. 31(6) : 406-12, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21757904
  • Rowe, MA.Vandeveer, SS.Greenblum, CA.List, CN.Fernandez, RM.Mixson, NE.Ahn, HC. Persons with dementia missing in the community: is it wandering or something unique? BMC geriatrics. 11: 28, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21639942
  • Rowe, MA.Ahn, H.Benito, AP.Stone, H.Wilson, A.Kairalla, J. Injuries and unattended home exits in persons with dementia: a 12-month prospective study. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 25(1) : 27-31, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19001350
  • Rowe, MA.Kairalla, JA.McCrae, CS. Sleep in dementia caregivers and the effect of a nighttime monitoring system. Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau. 42(3) : 338-47, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20738745
  • Rodriguez, C.Rowe, M. Use of a speech-generating device for hospitalized postoperative patients with head and neck cancer experiencing speechlessness. Oncology nursing forum. 37(2) : 199-205, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20189925
  • Spring, HJ.Rowe, MA.Kelly, A. Improving caregivers' well-being by using technology to manage nighttime activity in persons with dementia. Research in gerontological nursing. 2(1) : 39-48, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20077992
  • Rowe, MA.Kelly, A.Horne, C.Lane, S.Campbell, J.Lehman, B.Phipps, C.Keller, M.Benito, AP. Reducing dangerous nighttime events in persons with dementia by using a nighttime monitoring system. Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 5(5) : 419-26, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19751921
  • Rowe, M. Wandering in hospitalized older adults: identifying risk is the first step in this approach to preventing wandering in patients with dementia. The American journal of nursing. 108(10) : 62-70; quiz 71, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18827546
  • Rowe, M.McCrae, C.Campbell, J.Horne, C.Tiegs, T.Lehman, B.Cheng, J. Actigraphy in older adults: comparison of means and variability of three different aggregates of measurement. Behavioral sleep medicine. 6(2) : 127-45, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18443950
  • McCrae, CS.McNamara, JP.Rowe, MA.Dzierzewski, JM.Dirk, J.Marsiske, M.Craggs, JG. Sleep and affect in older adults: using multilevel modeling to examine daily associations. Journal of sleep research. 17(1) : 42-53, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18275554
  • Dautovich, ND.McCrae, CS.Rowe, M. Subjective and objective napping and sleep in older adults: are evening naps "bad" for nighttime sleep? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 56(9) : 1681-6, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18691289
  • Rowe, MA.McCrae, CS.Campbell, JM.Benito, AP.Cheng, J. Sleep pattern differences between older adult dementia caregivers and older adult noncaregivers using objective and subjective measures. Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 4(4) : 362-9, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18763429
  • Rowe, M.Lane, S.Phipps, C. CareWatch: A Home Monitoring System for Use in Homes of Persons With Cognitive Impairment. Topics in geriatric rehabilitation. 23(1) : 3-8, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20454554
  • McCrae, CS.Rowe, MA.Dautovich, ND.Lichstein, KL.Durrence, HH.Riedel, BW.Taylor, DJ.Bush, AJ. Sleep hygiene practices in two community dwelling samples of older adults. Sleep. 29(12) : 1551-60, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17252886
  • Weber, BA.Yarandi, H.Rowe, MA.Weber, JP. A comparison study: paper-based versus web-based data collection and management. Applied nursing research : ANR. 18(3) : 182-5, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16106337
  • McCrae, CS.Rowe, MA.Tierney, CG.Dautovich, ND.Definis, AL.McNamara, JP. Sleep complaints, subjective and objective sleep patterns, health, psychological adjustment, and daytime functioning in community-dwelling older adults. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences. 60(4) : P182-9, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15980285
  • Rowe, MA.Feinglass, NG.Wiss, ME. Persons with dementia who become lost in the community: a case study, current research, and recommendations. Mayo Clinic proceedings. 79(11) : 1417-22, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15544021
  • Rowe, MA.Fehrenbach, N. Injuries sustained by community-dwelling individuals with dementia. Clinical nursing research. 13(2) : 98-110, discussion 111-6, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15104853
  • Rowe, MA. Lost and found. The American journal of nursing. 104(5) : 15, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15166702
  • Rowe, MA. People with dementia who become lost. The American journal of nursing. 103(7) : 32-9; quiz 40, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12865639


  • 2013 PATRICIA G. ARCHBOLD PREDOCTORAL SCHOLAR AWARD (GLENNA BREWSTER) (Order Total: 45000, 7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • VA RSEARCH ASSOCIATE SUBCONTRACT (Order Total: 33056, 10/1/2012 12:00:00 AM - 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM)
  • IMPROVING DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SLEEP AND THE EFFECT ON HEART DISEASE BIOMARKERS (Order Total: 21817, 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • IMPROVING DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SLEEP AND THE EFFECT ON HEART DISEASE BIOMARKERS (Order Total: 610752, 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • VA RESEARCH ASSOCIATE CONTRACT: THE STUDY OF DEMENTIA AND THE CAREGIVER (Order Total: 31075, 9/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 8/31/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR SUDDENLY SPEECHLESS HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS (Order Total: 15978, 8/10/2011 12:00:00 AM - 7/31/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • IMPROVING DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SLEEP AND THE EFFECT ON HEART DISEASE BIOMARKERS (Order Total: 14430, 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • IMPROVING DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SLEEP AND THE EFFECT ON HEART DISEASE BIOMARKERS (Order Total: 467592, 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM)