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Candace Harrington is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville School of Nursing.

Dr. Harrington’s research addresses rural female family caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias. Dr. Harrington holds a distinguished professorship in geriatrics at the University of Louisville. She is a Hartford Center Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing and an NLN Certified Nurse Educator. She currently serves as the President-Elect for the University of Louisville Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Dr. Harrington’s recent Sigma-funded research uncovered social structures and power inequities providing actionable evidence to advocate for and improve the health and well-being of vulnerable older adults and socially marginalized female caregivers. As the project coordinator for a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Dr. Harrington impacted the opioid crisis for 60,000 older adults in eastern NC and designed and oversaw the implementation of comprehensive geriatric assessment and health screenings for older adults in medically underserved rural areas. She also created an innovative practice model for primary care healthcare provider students and led a team to develop a desktop application for comprehensive geriatric assessment.

Dr. Harrington earned her RN to BSN from Gardner-Webb University, an MSN from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a DNP from Vanderbilt University, and a PhD in Nursing from East Carolina University.


Candace Harrington


Assistant Professor

University of Louisville


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