Nicole R. Fowler, PhD, MHSA

Nicole R. Fowler, PhD, MHSA

  • Associate Director and Research Scientist, Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Implementation Scientist, Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science 

Dr. Nicole Fowler is a health services researcher and implementation scientist whose overarching focus is on nonpharmacologic approaches to support dementia care and family caregiving.

Dr. Fowler’s research is focused on the development, testing, and comparison of evidence-based and patient-centered interventions that improve the quality of care for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers, in particular medical decision-making interventions to support family caregivers. Her research is funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Fowler is committed to advancing research that will have immediate relevance to patients and families faced with health care choices. Among the goals of her research is to help clinicians better integrate and apply evidence-based care to older adults with dementia and to help policymakers identify better ways to measure and promote quality care for older adults in all health care settings.

“The care that we provide these vulnerable individuals could be improved if we make doctors more aware of what options are available, especially as those options increase.”