The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to welcome Andrea Gilmore-Bikovskyi, PhD, RN, who joins us July 1, 2022, as an Associate Professor (Tenure) and Associate Vice Chair of Research.
A highly innovative researcher and leader, Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi has been a longtime collaborator of faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is an accomplished, practicing geriatric nurse and health services researcher, who leads an interdisciplinary program focused on promoting effective, equitable, and meaningful care and research for underrepresented and vulnerable populations, particularly older adults living with or at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). She has received numerous grants, including the prestigious Beeson Career Development Award and R-level awards from the National Institutes of Health, and her excellence has been recognized nationally through many awards and honors. Her knowledge and skills in geriatric medicine, informatics, machine learning and health equity research uniquely position her for this leadership role with the department.
Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi will continue her innovative research at the Department of Emergency Medicine, focusing on improving clinical care delivery, health disparities, and care transitions following acute care illness for ADRD patients, as well as identifying and addressing barriers to inclusive research. “The science we conduct is grounded in core values of the nursing discipline to maintain, protect, and promote human dignity, health and abilities, and social justice,” notes Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi of her Lab’s paradigm-shifting work.
In addition to her clinical practice and research, Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi is a dedicated educator and mentor with robust instructional experience with learners across a range of levels. She is widely acknowledged as an instrumental mentor, with numerous trainees and junior faculty with significant impact and accomplishments.
Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi completed her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in nursing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as well as an advanced fellowship at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. She is the founding Deputy Director for the UW Center for Health Disparities Research and holds affiliations in the Department of Medicine Division of Geriatrics, the UW–Madison College of Engineering Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), where she serves as the Informatics Lead with the ADRC Care Core.
With her expertise in applied clinical and health services research, informatics, and advancing ethical and equitable health care — in conjunction with her achievements as a clinician, educator, patient advocate and leader in the development of community impact programs — we enthusiastically welcome Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi as faculty of the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine and look forward to expanding our research enterprise through her visionary leadership.