Dr. Sarah Kagan, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania
"I’m lucky to be doing what I love – caring for older adults and their families – and learning from them so that I can share this knowledge and develop or investigate better ways of caring. My special interests in care of older adults who have cancer allow me the intimate privilege of being with patients at the best and worst times of their lives. That intimacy acts as a beacon– it reminds me of the value that I and nursing as a profession contributes to society and the rewards offered in return," Dr. Sarah Kagan, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Dr. Sarah Kagan is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she specializes in geriatric issues and the care of older people. She is a visiting scholar at universities around the world and was awarded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship for her work. Kagan lives in Philadelphia. Her column on aging myths appears in newspapers and on digital sites throughout Calkins Media Incorporated.