Dr. McGilton is a Senior Scientist at KITE. She is a Professor in the Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Kathy's program of research integrates research, practice and policy in long term care and rehabilitation care. Her research program focused on three complimentary objectives: 1) understanding and improving interactions between staff and residents in long term care; 2) the supportive leadership capacity of staff in long term care; and 3) interdisciplinary care delivery models for older adults with cognitive impairment that enhance the appropriateness and effectiveness of care. The results of this program of research have led to innovations in models of care and positive outcomes on older adults and staff in long term care and rehabilitation environments that have been translated to protocols that guide the provision of care in these settings.