Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN

Credentials: Associate Professor (Tenure)

Phone: (608) 262-3057

Administrative Support:
Dalton Lee (


Associate Vice Chair of Research
Deputy Director, UW Center for Health Disparities Research
Informatics Lead, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Care Research Core

Gilmore-Bykovskyi Lab Publications UW Experts Database


BS: University of Wisconsin–Madison (Nursing)
MS: University of Wisconsin–Madison (Nursing)
PhD: University of Wisconsin–Madison (Nursing)
Postdoctoral: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor in the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she also serves as Associate Vice Chair for Research. Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi also serves as Deputy Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) and Informatics Lead for the University of Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Care Research Core.

Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi leads a funded program of research focused on promoting effective, meaningful, and equitable care and research for people living with and at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 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 her 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. Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi 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 coauthored 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 is also a committed teacher and research mentor, and has mentored over 25 students and advanced trainees across a range of methodologies. She is also dedicated to engaging with community partners and working directly with people living with dementia and caregivers to fully integrate their perspectives into the research process and results. At a national and international level, she has contributed to initiatives focused on addressing the care needs of people living with dementia and disparities in equitable research access and inclusion.


Care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
Geriatric emergency medicine
Transitional care
Equity and disparities in care and research


  • Research conducted by Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi underpins key messages in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Report “Improving Representation in Clinical Trials and Research.”
  • Gilmore-Bykovskyi was selected to Co-Chair the 2023 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Care Partners/Caregivers, to be held in March 2023 by the National Institute on Aging.
  • Gilmore-Bykovskyi received the 2021 Terrie Fox Wetle Rising Star Award in Health Services and Aging Research for her significant contributions to multidisciplinary health services science
  • Gilmore-Bykovskyi was a guest on the Dementia Matters podcast in June 2020 to discuss caregiver coping skills and communication strategies for the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute has written a Researcher Spotlight on Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi in November 2020
  • Gilmore-Bykovskyi was mentioned in a Forbes article in November 2020 about the implications of a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease
  • PERC News of the Henry Ford Health System mentioned Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi’s research at the Henry Ford Hospital in an article about the Patient Engaged Research Center (PERC) in December 2019
  • The Center for Aging Research and Education wrote an article about Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi and Madison School and Community Recreation’s class called Brain and Body Fitness


I-CARE 2 RCT: Telehealth to Reduce Alzheimer’s-related Symptoms for Caregivers and Patients
Source: National Institute on Aging
Type: R01
Role: Co-Investigator

Emergency General Surgery Delirium Recovery Model: A Collaborative Care Intervention
Source: National Institute on Aging
Type: R01
Role: Co-Investigator

Building Community and Research Engagement among Sexual and Gender Minority Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Source: National Institute on Aging
Type: R24
Role: Co-Investigator

A Transdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Socially Disadvantaged Dementia Caregivers’ Network and Support System Needs
Source: UW Institutes for Clinical and Translational Research
Type: TL1 Predoctoral Training Program
Role: Mentor

Increasing Latinx Participation in ADRD through a Community-Based Approach
Source: National Institute on Aging
Type: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Research Education Component Award
Role: Mentor

Defining a Culturally Tailored Crisis Intervention Model Targeting African American Dementia Caregivers in Socially Disadvantaged Neighbors
Source: National Institute on Aging
Type: R36
Role: Mentor

Characterizing Episodes of Lucidity in Dementia Using Observational and Applied Computational Linguistics Approaches
Source: National Institute on Aging
Type: R21
Role: Principal Investigator

Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research network 2.0 – Advancing Dementia Care (GEAR 2.0 ADC)
Source: National Institute on Aging
Type: R61
Role: Co-Investigator

Alzheimer’s Disease Care Research Core (Core H, Care Research Core)
Source: National Institute on Aging
Type: P50
Role: Co-Investigator

Novel Approaches to Identifying and Engaging Disadvantaged Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease in Clinical Research
Source: National Institute on Aging
Type: K76 (Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award)
Role: Principal Investigator

Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine
Source: National Library of Medicine
Type: T15
Role: Trainer

Person-centered Outcome Measures for Alzheimer’s disease Patient Emergency Care Experiences
Source: Alzheimer’s Association of Wisconsin
Type: Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) Award
Role: Principal Investigator