Rosalie Gearhart, RN, MS, CS

Executive Nurse
+1 415 476-5570
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Ms. Gearhart received her undergraduate degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her nursing career at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she worked in acute care on Osler 4 General Medicine. Ms. Gearhart continued working in general medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center where she was nurse manager. She received her master's degree in Nursing Administration at UCSF and is certified as a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center. 

Ms. Gearhart is the Administrative Nurse for the Memory and Aging Center and oversees center operations. She is also Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Physiology in the School of Nursing. Ms. Gearhart works closely with both faculty and staff on quality of care initiatives and program development focusing on optimizing the functional status of each patient and maintaining the quality of life for both the patient and caregivers. 

In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Gearhart has coordinated the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) prevention drug trial and focuses her research interests on the study of people at risk for dementia and prevention of decline. She currently administrates several center-wide programs including the California Alzheimer's Disease Center (CADC) and the federal Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), and she serves as a mentor for Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health in the Global Brain Health Institute. Ms. Gearhart has been instrumental in program development since her start at the MAC in 1998.


Effect of collaborative dementia care on potentially inappropriate medication use: Outcomes from the Care Ecosystem randomized clinical trial.

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Liu AK, Possin KL, Cook KM, Lynch S, Dulaney S, Merrilees JJ, Braley T, Kiekhofer RE, Bonasera SJ, Allen IE, Chiong W, Clark AM, Feuer J, Ewalt J, Guterman EL, Gearhart R, Miller BL, Lee KP

The severity of neuropsychiatric symptoms is higher in early-onset than late-onset Alzheimer's Disease.

European journal of neurology

Falgàs N, Allen IE, Spina S, Grant H, Piña Escudero SD, Merrilees J, Gearhart R, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Seeley WW, Neylan TC, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD, Grinberg LT, Walsh CM

Effect of Collaborative Dementia Care via Telephone and Internet on Quality of Life, Caregiver Well-being, and Health Care Use: The Care Ecosystem Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA internal medicine

Possin KL, Merrilees JJ, Dulaney S, Bonasera SJ, Chiong W, Lee K, Hooper SM, Allen IE, Braley T, Bernstein A, Rosa TD, Harrison K, Begert-Hellings H, Kornak J, Kahn JG, Naasan G, Lanata S, Clark AM, Chodos A, Gearhart R, Ritchie C, Miller BL

Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem.

PLoS medicine

Possin KL, Merrilees J, Bonasera SJ, Bernstein A, Chiong W, Lee K, Wilson L, Hooper SM, Dulaney S, Braley T, Laohavanich S, Feuer JE, Clark AM, Schaffer MW, Schenk AK, Heunis J, Ong P, Cook KM, Bowhay AD, Gearhart R, Chodos A, Naasan G, Bindman AB, Dohan D, Ritchie C, Miller BL

Neuropsychological and functional measures of severity in Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementia, and semantic dementia.

Alzheimer disease and associated disorders

Rosen HJ, Narvaez JM, Hallam B, Kramer JH, Wyss-Coray C, Gearhart R, Johnson JK, Miller BL

Very early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease: a novel presenilin 1 mutation.

International journal of geriatric psychiatry

Goldman JS, Reed B, Gearhart R, Kramer JH, Miller BL