Ann C. Hurley



Ann C. Hurley, R.N., D.N.Sc., FAAN, is Senior Nurse Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Nursing Excellence and Division of General Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her B.S. in nursing from Boston College, her M.S. in nursing from Boston University, and a Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Boston University. Dr. Hurley has held clinical, educational, administrative, and research positions at several academic medical centers in the Boston area. Concurrent with those positions, she served as adjunct faculty in nursing programs at Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University. Dr. Hurley was the Associate Director of the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, and Director of the Education and Information Transfer Core of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Dr. Hurley has collaborated with co-author Dr. Volicer for more than 20 years, including as part of a program of interdisciplinary research targeted to improve care for persons with advanced dementia as well as in disseminating new knowledge through peer-reviewed journals, chapters, and books.