Ann L Horgas

Ann L Horgas, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, FAAN

ASO PROFESSOR & CHAIR

Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-7622
Business Email: ahorgas@ufl.edu

About Ann L Horgas

TEACHING

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.

RESEARCH

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.

SERVICE

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.

EDUCATION

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.

Research Profile

Pain and aging; pain management in persons with dementia, predictors of persistent post-surgical pain; and pain at end of life.

Publications

2017 Nursing Clinics of North America
2017 Nursing Clinics of North America
2008 American Journal of Nursing
2008 American Journal of Nursing
2004 Nursing Clinics of North America

Grants

Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
Diseases related to Alzheimer's disease, fiscal year 15-
FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
Sep 2012 – Jun 2018
Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Post-Operative Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
NATL INST OF HLTH NINR · Project Manager
Nov 2009 ACTIVE
Spirtuality & Health
UF FOU · Project Manager

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Geriatrics & Gerontology
1992-1995 · Free University of Berlin, Germany
Ph.D.
1987-1992 · Pennsylvania State University
Master of Science in Nursing
1985-1987 · Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
1977-1980 · Pennsylvania State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7622
Emails:
Business:
ahorgas@ufl.edu