|Heller School, Brandeis U, Waltham||PhD||1989||Social Policy, Gerontology|
|UMass/Lowell, Lowell, MA||MS||1980||Gerontological Nurse Practitioner|
|Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA||BS||1969||Nursing|
|Woods Hole Marine Bio Institute, Cape Cod||1999||Medical Informatics|
Distinguished alumni award
Nurse Researcher of the Year
National Research Award Recognition
Faculty Excellence in Research Award
Leading Edge Award for Best Innovative Technology
Diane Mahoney PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Jacque Mohr Professor of Geriatric Nursing Research and the Director of Gerontechnology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, the academic affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a senior scientist at the MGH Munn Institute for Nursing Research. Mahoney is a social scientist, gerontechnologist, geriatric nurse practitioner, and nurse informaticist. She conducts mainly applied clinical intervention research and has been a PI on 17 funded projects primarily sponsored by NIH and the Alzheimer's foundation. She serves as a faculty research mentor to new and junior investigators at the MGH-IHP, the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), and the NIH/NIA summer institute workshop for new investigators. She has over 20 years of experience in researching community dwelling frail older adults and especially persons with Alzheimer's disease and their family caregivers. Mahoney was the Boston site PI for the NIA/NINR REACH project, the largest multi-site caregiver intervention study conducted by NIH. Over the last decade she has focused on developing and testing innovative remote elder home monitoring technologies for residential and senior housing complexes, and family self assessment of a relatives' memory loss. Currently she is developing an automated dressing coach for cognitively impaired persons and their caregivers in collaboration with engineering and computer scientists. She has published over 85 research articles in gerontology, nursing, medical, policy, housing, and technology peer reviewed journals. She is a fellow in both the GSA and the American Academy of Nursing.
Her office is in Bldg39 on the MGH 's Charlestown Navy Yard Campus.
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(MAHONEY, DIANE FEENEY)
Apr 3, 2014 - Feb 28, 2016
Technology in home intervention to sustain dementia patients dressing abilities
Role: Principal Investigator
Sep 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2013
Context Aware Computing with Motivational Coaching to Enable Dressing
Role Description: To obtain Alzheimer’s caregivers input into the needs, design and alpha prototype development of a smart dresser to support people with mid stage dementia to dress independently
Role: Principal Investigator
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