Authors

Sandra Cusack, Ph.D. and Wendy Thompson, M.A.

  • Mental Fitness for Life

Sandra Cusack and Wendy Thompson have won awards for their work in this field: 1997 Research Award for Innovative Programming; 2004 Educators Award from Delta Kappa Gamma International; 2005 Mind Alert Award from the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging.

Sandra Cusack, Ph.D. is Guttman-Gee Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor in Educational Gerontology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada and the author of numerous research papers in Third Age Education. She is a member of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging.

Wendy Thompson, M.A. is an educational gerontologist and the author of five books. A former Olympic speed skater, she has encouraged thousands, as a speaker and trainer, to create extraordinary lives whether they are 33 or 103.

Kathleen Regan, RN, BSN, MHA

Kathleen Regan, RN, BSN, MHA, joined Cambridge Health Alliance in 2001 as Nurse Manager for the Child Assessment Unit. She was instrumental in the process of steering the unit toward humane, trauma-sensitive care for troubled children. The unit has won a number of awards including the 2003 Psychiatric Services Award for Service Excellence from the American Psychiatric Association.

Karen Gail Lewis, Ph.D.

  • With or Without a Man

Karen Gail Lewis, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in private practice in Washington, D.C. She leads seminars and workshops for single men and single women and weekend retreats for couples. She is the author of four professional books.

Books

  • With or Without a Man

D. Jeanne Roberts, M.A.

  • Taking Care of Caregivers

D. Jeanne Roberts, MA is a social worker who holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration. She and her sister, Rebecca Blain, shared caregiving responsibilities during the illness of their mother and experienced all of the devastation that accompanies Alzeheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Reflection after her mother's death enabled Mrs. Roberts to develop this program, which has been implemented in hospitals, nursing homes and adult day health centers.

Books

  • Taking Care of Caregivers

Kate Lorig, Dr.P.H.

  • Manejando Mi Artritis (The Arthritis Toolkit)
  • Owner's Closet
  • Arthritis Toolkit
  • Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, CHINESE 4th Edition

Books

  • Manejando Mi Artritis (The Arthritis Toolkit)
  • Owner's Closet
  • Arthritis Toolkit
  • Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, CHINESE 4th Edition

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Deborah D. Stewart

Deborah Davis Stewart has focused on making complex information understandable throughout her career as a health professional and advocate for children’s safety. She was in the Peace Corps in India and with Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC working in family planning and nutrition in both organizations. She ran a national advocacy group focused on child safety in motor vehicles and continues her leadership in this field. In the last decade she has written low-reading-level materials focused on the health issues of mothers and children from pregnancy through the early years of childhood.

Books

Stephen P. Fortmann, M.D., Prudence Breitrose, M.A.

Stephen P. Fortmann, M.D. is the Director of the Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Research Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Prudence Breitrose, M.A is editor of health education materials and chief writer for the Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Research Center.

Kate Lorig, DrPH, Halsted Holman, MD, David Sobel, MPH, MD, Diana Laurent, MPH, Virginia González, MPH, Marian Minor, PT, PhD

Kate Lorig, DrPH, is director and professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Patient Education Research Center.

Halsted Holman, MD, is professor emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine.

David Sobel, MD, MPH, was director of patient education and health promotion, The Permanente Medical Group, Northern California.

Diana Laurent, MPH, is a chronic disease health educator at Stanford Patient Education Research Center.

Virginia González, MPH, is a chronic disease health educator and consultant to Stanford Patient Education Research Center.

Marian Minor, PT, PhD, is professor emerita at the University of Missouri, Department of Physical Therapy.

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Reviews and Articles

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Catherine Regan, Ph.D.

Catherine Regan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and spiritual director with a background in health education and health psychology. She has over 20 years experience teaching deep relaxation and meditation as pathways to individual and collective wellbeing. She created and recorded “Time for Healing” as a complement to the Chronic Disease Self Management Program developed at Stanford University.

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