Diana Lynn Morris, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

Diana Lynn Morris



Phone: 216.368.6472


Florence Cellar Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing; Executive Director, University Center on Aging & Health

Research Interests

  • Geriatric Mental Health
  • Aging and Quality of Life
  • Family Caregiving
  • Science of Unitary Human Beings

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator, "Care Network for Informal and Formal Caregivers," Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, based at University Center of Aging and Health.
  • Co-Investigator, "Teaching Resourcefulness to Chronically Ill Older Adults," National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, RO1 NR04428.
  • Principal Investigator, "Faculty Training: Addictions Nursing of Families," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, 1 TO1 AA07544.
  • Principal Investigator, "Mental Disorders: Elderly Psychiatric Nursing," National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, TO1 MH19613.
  • Consultant, "Stresses, Strains, and Elderly Physical Health," National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health, 5R37 AG-08557-08.

Education Interests

  • Philosophy
  • Theory
  • Geriatric, Adult, and Minority Mental Health
  • Cultural Competence

Educational Background

  • AD, Nursing, Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA
  • BSN, Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • MSN, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, University Center on Aging and Health, Case Western Reserve University
  • Faculty Scholar, Geriatric Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health

Recent Publications

  • Kidd, L., Zauszniewski, J. A., Morris, D. L. (2011). Benefits of a Poetry Writing Intervention for Family Caregivers of Elders with Dementia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32(9), 598-604.

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