Jennifer Hagerty Lingler is Associate Professor of Health and Community Systems in the School of Nursing. She works with colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry and the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center. She received a BSN, with honors, from Case Western Reserve University, and an MSN in 1998 and a PhD in Nursing in 2004 from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed the MA program in 2003 with a thesis is entitled “Conceptualizing Dementia as a Relationship-Transforming Phenomenon.” A version of her third thesis chapter was presented at the 2002 annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Her research has focused primarily on psychosocial well-being in persons with cognitive impairment and their family caregivers, and ethical issues in dementia care and research.