Elizabeth Galik PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Dr. Elizabeth Galik is a nurse practitioner that specializes in the medical and neuropsychiatric care of older adults.  She is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she teaches in the Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program and maintains an active clinical practice in dementia symptom management through Sheppard Pratt’s Memory Disorders Clinic, house calls, and long term care. Dr. Galik conducts research to test the impact of interventions designed to optimize physical function, physical activity, mood and behavior of long term care residents with dementia.  She frequently presents at national conferences and has served as an expert advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s national initiatives to improve behavioral health among older adults in acute and long term care settings.