Mark Toles, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Campus Box #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Mark Toles, PhD, RN, FAAN is an associate professor with expertise in nursing care of older adults, the quality of care in nursing homes, and transitional care of older adults as they transfer between settings and providers of healthcare.  His prior studies have used epidemiological and case study approaches to describe health outcomes and services for transitioning older adults. In his current research, Dr. Toles continues to develop and test “Connect-Home,” a transitional care intervention for older adults as they transition from skilled nursing facilities to home.  Dr. Toles is also a co-investigator in studies of comfort care of older adults in nursing homes and cardiac rehabilitation for adults transferring from hospital-based to home-based care.

Teaching: N 962 Systematic Literature Review & Developing Specific Aims and N 874 Improving Quality, Safety, and Outcomes in Healthcare Systems