new york university, rory meyers college of nursing
WHO Collaborating Centre for gerontological nursing education


Prof. Angela Amar, Dean, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Donna Cill


Keith S. Olsen

To support PAHO/WHO in building inter-professional workforce capacity using the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) guidelines to strengthen health system-based integrated care for older persons including promoting healthy aging, managing chronic disease, teaching self-care for older persons, and other priority issues for healthy aging identified by PAHO/WHO.
To support PAHO/WHO in building the capacity of interprofessional providers to document and assess data about the implementation and outcomes of ICOPE evidence-based practices that can inform decisions about services to address aging and the health of older adults.
Support PAHO/WHO to increase the capacity of the health care workforce to meet dependence of care needs of older adults living in the communities.


    • Conducted a Needs assessment regarding Healthy aging and Care of the older adult in 15 Eastern Caribbean region and Jamaica, and Trinidad Tobago.
    • Analysis of Needs Assessment and Development of a report to be shared with participants and with PAHO.
    • The psychosocial impact on frontline nurses of caring for patients with Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic in New York City (Accepted by Nursing Outlook 4/15/2021).
    • Study of Nurses from 4 NYC teaching hospitals regarding their experience working in the first phase of the Covid pandemic.
    • Presentation of findings from the above study to Nursing leadership at Langone Health Center.
    • Submission of two additional papers from the Covid NYC nurses study-currently under review.