Priyanka Shrestha

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Priyanka Shrestha

Ph.D., M.G.S., RN

Assistant Professor


Innovation Hall (School of Nursing) 45085 University Drive, 201AM Ashburn VA 20147

Priyanka Shrestha is a tenure-track assistant professor of nursing and geriatric nursing researcher. Her program of research focuses on improving detection and management of delirium superimposed on dementia in older adults and alleviating the burden of their family care partners and supporting their health and well-being. She has been a part of multiple NIH funded research projects and has been actively involved in the dissemination of this work through several co-authored publications, national and international conference presentations.

Dr. Shrestha was previously a Heather M. Young Post-doctoral fellow at Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (UCDAVIS) and is board-certified as a gerontological registered nurse.

  • Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (UCDAVIS) – Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow (2022)
  • Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing – PhD in Nursing (2021)
  • Miami University – Masters in Gerontological Studies (2017)
  • Purwanchal University – Bachelors of Science in Nursing (2014)
  • Leslie, D. L., Fick, D. M., Inouye, S. K., ….Shrestha, P., Boustani, M., Marcantonio, E. R. (2022). Comparative Salary-Related Costs of a Brief App-directed Delirium Identification Protocol by Hospitalists, Nurses, and Nursing Assistants. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
  • Marcantonio, E. R., Fick, D. M., Jung, Y., Inouye, S. K., Boltz, M., Leslie, D. L., Husser, E. K, Shrestha, P. ... & Ngo, L. H. (2022). Comparative Implementation of a Brief App-Directed Protocol for Delirium Identification by Hospitalists, Nurses, and Nursing Assistants: A Cohort Study. Annals of Internal Medicine, 175(1),65-73.
  • Shrestha, P. (2021). National Family Caregivers Month: “Caregiving Around the Clock”. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 47(11), 3-5.
  • Husser, E. K., Fick, D. M., Boltz, M., Shrestha, P., Siuta, J., Malloy, S., ... & Marcantonio, E. R. (2021). Implementing a rapid, two-step delirium screening protocol in acute care: barriers and facilitators. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69(5), 1349-1356.
  • Shrestha, P., & Fick, D. M. (2020). Family caregiver's experience of caring for an older adult with delirium: A systematic review. International Journal of Older People Nursing. 
  • Fick, D. M., Henry, M., & Shrestha, P. (2020). Age Friendly-Providing Delirium Prevention in Age-Friendly Care January-February 2020. Journal of the Catholic Health association of the United States. 58-60
  • Shrestha, P., & Abbott, K. M. (2017). “I Help Them Navigate the Organization”: Recognizing the Contributions of Non-Clinical Professionals to Person-Centered Approaches in Assisted Living. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 44(2), 9-13.
  • Dementia