Karen Rose, PhD, RN, is a Professor at the Ohio State University College of Nursing, where she serves as the Director of the Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management, and Complex Care. Her interdisciplinary program of research focuses on developing new knowledge and intervening to support family caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. She has more than 15 years of experience in the aging field, serving in both non-profit and academic settings.

She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in the Gerontological Society of America. She has research and educational interests in healthcare policy, using technology to support aging in place, expanding interprofessional education, and in meeting the needs of underrepresented family caregivers. Dr. Rose received her PhD from the University of Virginia, her Master of Science degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Shenandoah University.