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Linda J. Keilman

  • Associate professor
  • Gerontology Content Expert


DNP, Oakland University
MSN, Michigan State University
ADN, Lansing Community College
BA, Concordia Teachers College
AD, Concordia Lutheran Junior College

Interest Areas:

Interprofessional teams collaboration
Mental health of older adults
Quality improvement


Keilman, L. J. (2019). Seasonal influenza (flu). Nursing Clinics of North America, 54(2019), 227-243.

Olsen, D. P., & Keilman, L. J. (2019). Ethical considerations in end-of-life care for older persons with lifelong disabilities. Advances in Family Practice Nursing, 1(2019), 61-74 (inaugural edition). ISBN: 978-0-323-65368-8.

Harris, M., Devereaux Melillo, K., Keilman, L. J., Peraza-Smith, G. B., Duane, S., Walmer, M.,…Cacchione, P. Z. (2019). Basic considerations for understanding, diagnosing and    treating symptoms of primary non-dementia psychosis in older adults. Geriatric Nursing, 40(2019), 220-224. 

Keilman, L.J. (2018, Spring). GeroPsych: Psychosis in older adults. GAPNA Newsletter, 37(1), 6-7. Retrieved from

Wiers, S. G., & Keilman, L. J. (2017). Improving care for women with urinary incontinence in primary care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(1), 675-680. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2017.08.010 



Co-Principal Investigator with Hughes, A.

In collaboration with the School of Social Work. Creating inclusive environments in long-term care for LGBT older adults. MSU S3 (Science and Society @ State) Interdisciplinary Seed Grant. March 1, 2019 – May 15, 2020. $10,000.



Co-Principal Investigator with Kotval-Karamchandani, Z. In collaboration with MSU School of Planning, Design, and Construction. Evaluating the relationship between public transportation and attainment of preventive health services among Michigan’s elderly population. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 500 Cities Data Challenge Grant through Robert Wood Johnson. Proposal #: 3-169. $106,525.98



Principal Investigator, Quality Improvement Practice Project

Improving oral health care for residents in long-term care. Anna Mae (Berg) Spaniolo Memorial Endowed Scholarship Nursing Faculty Practice Award, College of Nursing. $2000.



Co-Principal Investigator with Zeldes, G., & Freedman, E.

The living history project: Stories told by Michigan’s oldest old. Michigan Humanities Council Major Grant. $15,000.



Co-Principal Investigator with Dwyer, J., Ilardo, J., Hughes, A., & Cronk, L.

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias training and education programs. Geriatric Education Center of Michigan. Supplemental Alzheimer’s Grant, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). $479,709.