Barbara J. King
- Assistant Professor
- (608) 263-5319
PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing
MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing
BA, College of St. Scholastica; Nursing
Barbara King is a former special advanced fellow at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) in Madison. Her research examines the functional decline and loss of independent ambulation in older adults during hospitalization. Building on her research findings, her goal is to increase the frequency and duration of older patients’ ambulation while in the hospital through nursing- and system-based approaches to care. Her second line of research focuses on elderly patients’ transitional care from hospital to nursing home, making that shift seamless within continuum of care framework.