Dr. Glenna Brewster is an Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University and a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Integrated Memory Care Clinic. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Nursing, a Masters of Arts in Gerontology, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Science. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology. Her program of research aims to understand sleep disturbance experienced by persons living with cognitive impairment and their caregivers, develop behavioral interventions to address the identified sleep disturbance, and examine the impact of these sleep interventions on psychological, cognitive, and physiological outcomes.
Dr. Brewster has been funded by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute of Nursing Research. She is currently funded by the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory, the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Heart, Lunch and Blood Institute through her participation in the Programs to Increase Diversity in Behavioral and Sleep Medicine Research.
Dr. Brewster recently served on the Board of Directors for the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence and as a co-convener for the Nursing Care of Older Adults research interest group for the Gerontological Society of America.
She has published her research in many multidisciplinary journals including the Journal of Aging and Health, and Geriatric Nursing. Dr. Brewster has also given numerous presentations about her work at local, regional, and international conferences including the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, SLEEP, and Gerontological Society of America.