Dr. Barbara Resnick is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, co-directs the adult/gerontological nurse practitioner program and the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Research Center of Excellence, holds the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, and does clinical work at Roland Park Place. Her research program is focused on optimizing function and physical activity among older adults, exploring resilience and genetics on function and physical activity, and testing, dissemination, and implementation of interventions in real world settings. Dr. Resnick has over 250 published articles, numerous chapters in nursing and medical textbooks, and books on restorative care and resilience. She is the editor of Geriatric Nursing, an associate editor of numerous journals, and on editorial board for numerous journals. She has held leadership positions in multiple organizations including the American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society of America, and she has been recognized for numerous national awards.