Dr. Van Haitsma is a Clinical Geropsychologist with a PhD in Clinical psychology. She joined the Penn State in 2014 as an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and Faculty Affiliate in the Center for Healthy Aging. She teaches the NURS 587 Research Ethics for doctoral level students. From a research perspective, she has been the PI or co-PI on 28 grants (total=$8.5M) and consultant on an additional 9 grants (total= $4.5M) awarded from federal, state and foundation sources. She has published over 80 articles in peer reviewed journals, many of which are co-published with former students. Her areas of research include development and testing of various mental health education and intervention approaches, innovative methodological and measurement development, and testing implementation strategies that facilitate the uptake of evidence based person-centered care practices targeting frail older adults with multiple chronic care conditions.