Rachel Roiland, PhD, RN

Special Advanced Geriatric Fellow, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center

Fellowship supported by National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence and the Veterans Administration

Rachel Roiland, PhD, RN is a Special Advanced Geriatric Fellow in the William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital's Geriatric Research and Education Center (GRECC), and an Associate Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. Dr. Roiland's research focuses on identifying those older adults at highest risk for experiencing poor transitional care outcomes (e.g., re-hospitalization, return visits to the emergency department). In this area, Dr. Roiland is particularly interested in the role of frailty in predicting poor transitional care outcomes and designing systems interventions to help nurses both identify frailty and promote physical resilience in these individuals so they may return home safely. Her work has been supported by grants from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the National Institute of Nursing Research. Dr. Roiland has also served as the Senior Health Sciences Representative for the Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization within the Gerontological Society of America and as the founding director of the Student Liaison Program within the Emerging Scholars Network of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She earned her bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in nursing from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing.