About Ann L Horgas
Dr. Horgas teaches theory, research, and statistics to graduate students in the PhD and DNP programs. She supervised PhD dissertation and undergraduate honor student and scholar projects.
Dr. Horgas conducts research on pain and aging. She has been funded by NIA to study cognitive interventions for older adults (ACTIVE Trial) and by NINR to investigate pain in nursing home residents with dementia. Currently, she is funded by the Florida Department of Health to conduct an analytic trial to reduce pain and behavioral expressions in older adults with dementia.
Dr. Horgas is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. She is a member of the American Pain Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association, and the Southern Nursing Research Society. She chairs and serves on many committees in the CON, UF and national organizations.
Dr. Horgas received her BS in Nursing, MS in Adult Health Nursing and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Gerontology and Geriatrics at the Free University of Berlin.
Pain and aging; pain management in persons with dementia, predictors of persistent post-surgical pain; and pain at end of life.