Gilmore Bykovskyi to Join Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Andrea Gilmore Bykovskyi stands in partial profile, wearing a bright green blazer

Deputy Director for CHDR to join DEM faculty as Associate Vice Chair for Research and Associate Professor with Tenure on July 1

An accomplished researcher and campus leader, Andrea Gilmore Bykovskyi, PhD, RN focuses on effective, equitable, and meaningful care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers.

 “We are truly lucky to have recruited Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi to DEM and are going to benefit greatly from her skills and expertise.”

Dr. Manish Shah, PhD, MPH
Vice Chair of Research
John & Tashia Morgridge Chair of Emergency Medicine Research
BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi leads numerous grants, including the prestigious Beeson Career Development Award and NIH R-level awards. Moreover, she is widely-recognized as an incredible mentor, with numerous trainees and junior faculty having achieved great success. Her excellence has been nationally recognized through many awards and honors.

Andrea Gilmore Bykovskyi, center, smiling with two members of her lab

Dr. Gilmore Bykovskyi’s interdisciplinary research program focuses on improving clinical care delivery and health disparities among older adults living with, and at risk for, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Of her Lab, Dr. Gilmore Bykovskyi notes, “The science we conduct is grounded in core values of the nursing discipline to maintain, protect, and promote human dignity, health and abilities, and social justice.” To advance this mission, Dr. Gilmore Bykovskyi’s work centers on 1) patient and caregiver-centered outcomes with a focus on management of non-cognitive symptoms; 2) care delivery and utilization disparities surrounding care transitions and hospitalization; and 3) inclusion of underrepresented populations in research.

“I am most proud of the students and staff I have had the privilege to work with and learn from, and of the things they are doing to build knowledge and create change here and now.”

Dr. Andrea Gilmore Bykovskyi

CHDR Leadership Triad: Dr. Andrea Gilmore Bykovskyi, right, with Dr. Amy Kind and Dr. Barbara BendlinAs a founding Deputy Director for the Center for Health Disparities Research, Dr. Gilmore Bykovskyi leverages her expertise to lead collaboration and advance research initiatives that examine how physical environment and social conditions intersect to influence an individual’s health.

Dr. Gilmore Bykovskyi continues to draw inspiration for her research from her work as a nurse for persons living with dementia. Her commitment to transforming the landscape of dementia care and research will undoubtedly be an asset to the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, who welcomes her warmly.