Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

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    Terry Fulmer

NAC Chair

John A. Hartford Foundation

Boston, MA

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is President of the John A. Hartford Foundation and leads its work to improve the health of older adults in the United States.  Dr. Fulmer was previously University Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University where she was also Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.  Previous to her role as Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Dr. Fulmer served as the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing and founding Dean of the New York University (NYU) College of Nursing.  She received her PhD at Boston College, is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics, and is best known for her research on elder abuse and neglect, which has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research. Dr. Fulmer is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She has served as the first nurse on the board of the American Geriatrics Society and as the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America.  For 15 years Dr. Fulmer also served as co-director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU, which the Foundation began supporting in 1996.  She has also held faculty appointments at Boston College, Columbia University, Yale University, and the Harvard Division on Aging.