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Basia Belza PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and The Aljoya Endowed Professor in Aging
Adjunct Professor, UW School of Public Health
Investigator, UW Health Promotion Research Center

I am committed to the dissemination and implementation of evidence- and community-based health promotion programs for older adults with a focus on physical activity interventions. As lead of the Coordinating Center for the CDC Healthy Brain Research Network I oversee our efforts to advance a public health research, translation, and dissemination agenda that promotes cognitive health. Our team authored the first Mall Walking: A Program Resource Guide that is being disseminated to aging service agencies, providers, and mall managers. My earlier work was in rheumatology and symptom management where I developed the Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue scale that is available in 25 languages. Students work with me who are passionate to build evidence to support healthy aging; motivated to learn research methods and participate on productive and collaborative teams; and committed to working with community partners. My service activities include serving on boards for non-profit organizations, reviewing manuscripts; reviewing grants for federal and private foundations, serving on professional association committees, and volunteering locally to support healthy aging causes.

Awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • Fellow, Western Academy of Nurses, Western Institute of Nursing

What classes do you teach?

I teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The UW School of Nursing is a vibrant community in which to professionally grow, be intellectually challenged and supported, and work with dynamic faculty and highly energized students, many who you will continue to stay connected with throughout your career.

Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAF)


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

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