Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, has been accepted along with a select group of faculty at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) as a 2022 Centennial Scholar.
The Centennial Scholar Program was established in 2009 to develop faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the UW SMPH, and who may serve as visible and available role models for students and trainees, especially those from underrepresented minority backgrounds.
The program offers funding that facilitates the development of research and educational networks for scholars across the UW-Madison campus. Scholars both past and present are dedicated to advancing health care delivery, research and policy across a broad range of disciplines at the UW SMPH.
Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi, associate professor of emergency medicine, is a mission-driven health services researcher committed to promoting effective, meaningful, and equitable care and research for people living with and at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Her goal is to identify and effectively intervene on structural and health system barriers to optimal ADRD-specific care and patient/caregiver-centered outcomes.
Much of Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi’s research has focused on addressing these priorities among vulnerable populations at high-risk points in the health and care continuum, such as during and after emergency department care and hospitalization and in advanced disease stages. She has led advances in ADRD health services research that have stewarded new areas of investigation surrounding ADRD-specific care delivery patterns and outcomes and established frameworks to advance research equity and inclusion. She has co-authored over 80 publications and led numerous NIH and foundation-funded projects. Her recent work focuses on identifying and characterizing episodes of paradoxical lucidity in people living with advanced ADRD near end of life.
Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi also serves as Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine and founding Deputy Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Health Disparities Research. She also contributes to the National Institute on Aging-funded Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center as Informatics Lead and Investigator for the Care Research Core.
The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine proudly supports faculty from diverse backgrounds. Prior department faculty to have been selected as Centennial Scholars include Michael Mancera, MD, and Vanessa Tamas, MD, both in 2015.