Anna Beeber, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Office: 5014
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Dr. Beeber is a recognized leader in gerontological nursing and health services research. She is an associate professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar at the School of Nursing, as well as a research fellow with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.

Dr. Beeber is an Investigator in the Translating Research in Elder Care program at the University of Alberta Canada. She is devoted to improving the quality and safety of long-term care and enriching the quality of daily living for older adults residing in these settings. With funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, she has worked on large-scale studies aiming to examine the role of staff – nursing assistants, RNs and LPNs in the quality and safety of health services provided in long-term care settings, as well as research to improve the care of older adults with dementia and the complex care of older adults residing in nursing homes and assisted living.

With her team, Dr. Beeber recently received a $1.5 million grant from AHRQ to create an evidence-based toolkit to improve resident and family caregiver engagement in the safety of assisted living (AHRQ R01 HS026473-01, 08/01/2019-05/31/2022). She is a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Beeber is passionate about inspiring the next generation of nurse and interprofessional scholars to provide innovative care for older adults across care settings and is currently accepting students (of all levels), and post-doctoral fellows interested in gerontological nursing and long-term care research.

Learn more about Dr. Beeber’s work here.