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Dr. Sadak's Resume

 Curriculum Vitae


Tatiana Sadak PhD, ARNP

Box 357263

Seattle, WA 98195-7266

(206) 459-1158

sadakt@uw.edu

 CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

Registered Nurse, WA

Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, WA, ANCC

First Aid CPR for Health Care Professionals, WA

 

Education

University of Washington School of Nursing

                  PhD in Nursing Science (geropsychiatric focus), 2011

MN (geropsychiatric focus), 2008

BSN equivalent, 2006

Seattle Pacific University School of Psychology

                  BA Psychology (gerontology focus), 1997

Green River Community College

                  AA (general studies), 1995

 

Professional Experience and Training

2017 – present                 Undergraduate Program Director

                              University of Washington School of Nursing
                              Seattle, WA

                                                                       

2011-present                        Assistant Professor
Department of Psychosocial and Community Health
University of Washington School of Nursing
Seattle, WA

 

2016 –present                      On-call Attending Fairfax Gero-Psychiatric Hospital, Monroe WA

                                                      Manage the unit of up to 32 residents and a team of up to 15 medical staff. Provide intake, follow-up, and discharge assessments, medication management, family caregiver support, care coordination and medical staff supervision.

 

2012-present                        Geropsychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric and Dementia Specialist, Psychiatric Wellness and Dementia Care, LLC.

                                                      Memory care; shared medical visit model for dementia patients and family care partners; assessment, differential diagnosis, neuropsychiatric testing, medications management, therapy, biofeedback, neurofeedback, medicinal foods, clinical hypnosis.
Lynnwood, WA

2009-2012                             Adult and Older Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Geropsychiatric and Dementia Specialist

                                                      Shifa Health, Mill Creek, WA

2010-2012                             Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

                                                      On-call Attending, Prescriber of the Day

                                                      Navos Inpatient Mental Health Hospital

                                                      Seattle, WA         

2008-present                        Geropsychiatric and Dementia Content Consultant

                                                      Bio-behavioral Nursing and Health Systems

                                                      Psychosocial and Community Health

                                                      Undergraduate and graduate nursing courses

                                                      University of Washington School of Nursing

2009-2010                             Pre-doctoral Research Assistant

                                                      Bio-behavioral Nursing and Health Systems

                                                      Improving Mental Health Care Practices in Primary Care of low-income patients Bridging health care disparities

                                                      University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle WA

2008-2009                             Pre-doctoral Teaching Assistant

                                                      Psychosocial and Community Health Department

                                                      Gerontology-Geriatrics; Neurobiological Basis of Psychiatric Disability; Psychopharmacology

                                                      University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle WA

2001-2006                             Clinical Research Study Coordinator

                                                      Grant Writer and Grant Manager

                                                      Assisted with securing funding and preparing publications

                                                      Seattle Biomedical and Clinical Research Center

                                                      Puget Sound Veteran’s Hospital, Seattle WA

1999-2001                             Dementia Unit Manager
Team leader, Dementia educator
Patient and Family Care Specialist
Eastside Medical and Rehabilitation (formerly Sunrise)
Bellevue, WA

1996-1999                             Therapeutic Recreation Director (Interim Social Work Director)
Program development and implementation for long-term care, assisted living and dementia patients
Eastside Medical and Rehabilitation (formerly Sunrise)
Bellevue, WA

1993-1996                             Therapeutic Recreation Assistant
Long-term care and assisted living
Norse Home Retirement Community, Seattle, WA

 

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS

2017                        Top doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant in psychiatry in 2017. Seattle Met Magazine. Seattle, WA

2017                        Elected as a Bree Collaborative Dementia Expert Workgroup Member. Collaborative is established by WA state legislature to improve health care quality, outcomes and affordability by creating recommendations that are incorporated into insurer purchasing contracts. Seattle, WA

2016                        Gerontological Society of America Springer Publishing Company Geriatric/Gerontological Nursing Award for a Distinguished Single research manuscript addressing Geriatric/Gerontological Nursing. New Orleans, LA

2016                        State of WA Dementia Action Collaborative member. Appointed by the Secretary for the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. Olympia, WA

2016                        Featured as an accomplished clinician, researcher and a former scholarship recipient at the Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses regional conference. Seattle, WA

2015-6                    Selected to represent UW SON Healthy Aging initiatives during fundraising campaign. UW SON, WA

2015                        Elected chair of the UW SON Research and Intramural Funding committee. UW SON, Seattle, WA

2014-16                 State of WA Alzheimer’s Plan Advisory Coalition. Health Services sub-committee. Appointed by the governor. Olympia, WA

2013-6                    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar. UW SON. Seattle, WA

2014                        Microsoft Faculty Fellow. Microsoft technology enriched instruction faculty development training. UW Seattle, WA

2013-14                 Teaching Scholars Fellow, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education. UW Seattle, WA

2013                        John A Hartford Foundation Interdisciplinary Communication Conference poster award

2012                        American Geriatrics Society Resident Scientific poster award

2011-13                 John A Hartford Foundation. Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellow. UW SON. Seattle, WA

2009-2011           John A Hartford Foundation. Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Pre-doctoral Scholar. UW SON. Seattle, WA

2007-on                 Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (Psi-at-Large Chapter). UW SON. Seattle, WA

2009                        Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in the

                                    Field of Research, Medicine and Health Care

2006-2008           De Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, UW Healthy Aging Scholar Seattle, WA

2008                        Nursing Graduate Education Enhancement Fund Scholarship, UW SON, Seattle, WA

2007                        American Association of Psychiatric Practicing Nurses Poster Award, Seattle WA

2007                        Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Scholarship, Seattle, WA

2007                        UW Academic Excellence Dean Award, Seattle, WA

2006                        UW Retirement Association Scholarship, Seattle, WA

2004-2005           Volunteer of the Year Award, North Home Retirement Community, Seattle, WA

1995-1998           Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society President, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

1995                        Mortar Board Honor Society President, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

 

Research Experience

Funded Research Grants, including training grant (funds listed are annual direct costs)

  1. NINR Palliative Care Research Collaborative Group. A Pilot: Experiences and Outcomes of Dementia Caregivers: Developing Palliative Care Approaches. Role: PI ($25,000. Sep 2016-17)
  2. NIH R21. (PAR-15-351: Research on Informal and Formal Caregiving for Alzheimer's Disease). Developing Intervention for Promoting Resilience During Medical Crises of Persons Living with Dementia. Role: PI. ($250,000. Oct 2016-18)

 

  1. UW Royalty Research Fund. Pilot: Understanding Family Caregiver’s Role in Preventing Hospitalizations in Dementia. Role: PI. ($40,000. Sep 2016-17)

 

  1. UW SON, De Tornyay Center Family Caregiving Research Collaborative.  Spearheaded the development of a new interest group and secured initial private donor funding ($3,000, May 2016)
  2. NIH Palliative Care Clinical Trials Intensive. Palliative Care Research Cooperative. (Training and travel costs, May 2016)
  3. Franciscan Palliative Care Academy. (Training and travel Costs, March 2016)
  4. HRSA. UW. Create and sustain academic and community structures in support of ensuring competence of DNP students, cardiology fellows, PharmDs, and Social Work trainees in caring for persons with Advanced Heart Failure (AHF) in an inter-professional collaborative practice environment. Role: Consultant (20% FTE, total grant 2.1 mil, September 2015-17)
  5. RIFP. UW SON. Defining and Measuring Dementia Caregiver Activation in Hospice. Role: PI. ($25,000, September 2015-16)
  6. DeTornyay Center for Healthy Aging. Defining and Measuring Dementia Caregiver Activation in Hospice. Role: PI. ($15,000, 2015-16)
  7. New York University School of Nursing Hartford Geriatric Research Summer Institute Grant writing training. UW SON Summer Faculty Dean Funding. (Training and travel costs, Summer 2014)
  8. University of Maryland and John A. Hartford Foundation Dissemination & Implementation Research Program. Focus on manuscript development. (12 month manuscript preparation support 2013-14)
  9. Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar. Focus on developing independent program of research, teaching and service expertise. University of Washington School of Nursing. Role:PI. ($350,000, 2013-16)
  10. John A. Hartford Geriatric Scholars Program in Intervention Research at John Hopkins University School of Nursing (Training costs, Summer/Fall 2013; 3 months grant writing support summer 2014)
  11. John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity, Claire M. Fagin Fellowship in support of postdoctoral training and intervention research project: Efficacy of an Outpatient Group Visit Model for Dementia Patients and Their Family Caregivers Enrolled in a Memory Disorders Clinic. Mentor, Dr. Cornelia Beck. Role: PI. ($120,000, 2011-2013)
  12. John A. Hartford Foundation. Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Pre-doctoral Scholarship in support of doctoral coursework and dissertation—secondary data analysis of National Alzheimer’s Disease Coordinating Center Database titled, Exploring Multidimensional Complexity in the Dementias: Dementia Diagnoses, Stages of Severity, Co-existing Physical Illnesses and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms. Chair: Dr. Barbara Cochrane. Role: PI. ($100,000, 2009-2011)
  13. University of Washington School of Nursing Grant. Targeting Everett’s Healthcare Disparities (TEHD). (Research Assistant. PI-Bond.) Designed and maintained mental heath database. Wrote and enforces depression and PTSD screening, diagnosis and treatment protocols. Provided education for primary care clinicians. (2009)
  14. United Way grant. Integrated Mental Health Services in Primary Health Care. (Grant Writer, consultant. PI-Gordon). Collected required data, prepared grant reports and assisted with securing additional funding. (2009)
  15. ENDEAR (Effective Nursing Dementia Education & Acute Care Resources). A 20-module Dementia Training Manual for Acute Care Hospital Nurses. Masters project. Supported by grants from the De Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, ($10,000), UW Retirement Association ($2,500), American Association of Psychiatric Practicing Nurses ($1,500) and UW Nursing Graduate Education Enhancement Fund ($1,000, 2007-8)

19.      Seattle Veterans Hospital. The Effect of Testosterone Treatment on Depressive Symptoms in Older Men with Age-Associated Hypogonadism and Subsyndromal Depression (Project Manager/ Research Coordinator, PI-Shores MM). Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Assisted with all phases of research from grant writing and recruitment to preparing manuscripts. ($62,172, 2004-2006)

20.      Seattle Veterans Hospital. The Effect of Testosterone on Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Older Men with Age-Associated Hypogonadism and Subsyndromal Depression (PI-Shores MM). Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Protocol UMD-02-097) Role: Project Manager/ Research Coordinator. Assisted with all phases of research from grant writing and recruitment to preparing manuscripts. ($11,534, 2002)

21.      Seattle Veterans Hospital. The Effect of Testosterone Treatment on Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Older Men with Age-Associated Hypogonadism and Subsyndromal Depression (PI-Shores MM). American Federation on Aging Research (AFAR). Role: Project Manager/ Research Coordinator. Assisted with all phases of research from grant writing, and recruitment to preparing manuscripts. ($50,000, 2003-2005)

22.      Seattle Pacific University. Stress, Physical Activities and Quality of Life. (PI-Lustyk K). Intramural funding in Department of Psychology, Seattle Pacific University. Role: Research Coordinator. Collected data, participated in poster preparation and presentation. (1995-1997)

23.      Seattle Pacific University. Interviewing elderly hospice care patients about their spiritual beliefs and attitudes about death and dying. (Mentor-McHenry. D) Qualitative Research. Undergraduate honors project, Department of Psychology, Seattle Pacific University. (1997)

 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (* denotes data-based publication)

Sadak T., Eishado E., Korpak A., Strandmark J., Pattison M., Demiris, G., Ferrell B., Borson S. Assessing the Needs of Family Caregivers in Hospice. In Preparation.

  • Borson S., Mobley P., Sadak T, Fernstron, K., Mink P., Britt, H. (2017). Measuring Caregiver Activation for Managing Advanced Illness at Home: Insights from Alina LifeCourse Palliative Care Program. PLOS ONE. (In print).

Sadak T., Foster-Zdon S., Ishado E., Zaslavsky, O., Borson S.  (2017). Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations in Dementia: Family Caregiver Experiences. International Psychogeriatrics. (in print).

Sadak, T., Buckwalter, K., Korpak, A., Wright, J., Noel, M., Borson, S. (2017). Clinician Friendly Measure of Dementia Caregiver Stress. Clin Gerontol. (in print).

Sadak, T., Wright J., Borson S., (2016). Managing Your Loved One’s Health. Care management tool for dementia caregivers. J of Appl Gerontol. August. 1-24.

Sadak, T., Korpak, A., & Borson, S.. (2015). Measuring caregiver activation for health care: Validation of PBH-LCI:D. Geriatr Nurs, 36(4), 284-292. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.03.003

Sadak, T., Souza, A., Borson, S.. (2015). Toward Assessment of Dementia Caregiver Activation for Health Care: A Systematic Review of Related Constructs and Measures. Res in Gerontol Nurs. 1-11. doi:10.3928/19404921-20151019-02

Borson, S., Scanlan, J. M., Sadak, T., Lessig, M., & Vitaliano, P. (2014). Dementia Services Mini-Screen: A Simple Method to Identify Patients and Caregivers in Need of Enhanced Dementia Care Services. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.11.001

Sadak, T., Katon, J., Beck, C., Cochrane, B. B., & Borson, S. (2013). Key Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Common Dementias: Prevalence and Implications for Caregivers, Clinicians, and Health Systems. Res Gerontol Nurs, 7(1): 44-52doi: 10.3928/19404921-20130918-01

Shores MM., Kivlahan DR., Sadak T., Li EJ, Matsumoto AM., (2009). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of testosterone treatment in hypogonadal older men with subthreshold depression (dysthymia or minor depression). J Clin Psychiatry, 70(7), 1009-16

Sadak T., (2008). Response to the editorial “Nursing Science and Dementia Care”. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 6(30), 640-1

Shores MM., Platas A., Legner V., Kivlahan D., Li E, Matsumoto A., Sadak T. et al. ,(2004). The effect of testosterone on depressive symptoms and function in hypogonadal men with subsyndromal depression. Gerontologist, 44(sp iss 1), 33-33

Shores MM., Ryan-Dykes P., Williams R., Mamerto B., Sadak T., Pascualy M., Felker B., Zweigle M., Nichol P., and Peskind ER. (2004). Identifying undiagnosed dementia in residential care veterans via telemedicine examination. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 101-108

 

Non-refereed Journal Articles, E-media

State of WA Alzheimer’s Plan. Co-authored with a large group of academic, policy and clinical experts.

Sadak T., (2014). Dementia Caregiver Activation. RWJF Future of Health Care. Blog. Spring, 2015

Sadak T. (2008). Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Legacy: Interview with Linda Olsen. AAPPN Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Newsletter. Fall

Sadak T. (2008). Response to the Editorial “Nursing Science and Dementia Care”. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 6(30), 640-1

Sadak T. (2007). Clinically Speaking. AAPPN Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Newsletter, Summer

 

Peer Reviewed Abstracts

(*denotes data-based publication)

*Sadak T., (July 2017). Preventing Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in People Living with Dementia.” Poster. International World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. San Francisco, CA

*Borson S., Mobley P., Sadak T, Fernstron, K., Mink P., Britt, H., (2016). Measuring Caregiver Activation for Managing Advanced Illness at Home: Insights From LifeCourse (2501540). Podium Presentation. Gerontological Society of America. GSA; 2016; New Orleans. LA.

*Borson, S., Logsdon, R.G., Sadak, T., Chodosh, J. (2013). Redesigning Health Care for Dementia: From Wish Through Policy to Practice. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 21(3 Supplement 1): 30

*Sadak T., Beck C., Borson S. (November 2013). Development of Caregiver Activation for Dementia Dyad Interventions Questionnaire (CADDI-Q). Gerontological Society of America. Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA

*Sadak T., Borson S., Cochrane B., Herting J., Katon J., Kukull W., Logsdon R. (April 2012) Multidimensional Complexity in the Dementias: Diagnosis, Stage, Comorbidity and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms. Neurology. 78.P07.160.

*Sadak T., Katon J., Borson S. (April 2012). Defining Dementia Multimorbidity in a Large National Sample. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Volume 60, Issue s4, April 2012, Pages: S1–S242

*Sadak T., Katon J., Borson S. (July 2012). Multimorbidity in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Alzheimer’s & Dementia. The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

*Shores MM., Matsumoto A., Sadak T., Kivlahan D. (2008). Testosterone Replacement Decreases Depressive Symptoms in Older Hypogonadal Men with Subsyndromal Depression. Proceedings of 6th World Congress on the Aging Male, Tampa, FL

*Sadak T. (2010). Dementia Multimorbidity Model. John A Hartford Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Leadership Conference. New Orleans, LA

*Shores MM., Matsumoto A., Sadak TI., Kivlahan DR. (2007). Testosterone Replacement Decreases Depressive Symptoms in Older Hypogonadal Men with Subsyndromal Depression. Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, New Orleans, LA

Sadak T. (2007). Developing Concise and Effective Geriatric Dementia Training Curriculum for Registered Nurses in a Hospital Acute Care Setting. AAPPN Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Conference, Seattle, WA

*Paschane, A.A., Lustyk, M.K.B, Widman, L., Sadak, T. (2002). Effect of Control and Stress on Quality of Life. American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL

 

PRESENTATIONS

Scientific and Poster Presentations (primary author/presenter unless otherwise noted)

Sadak T., (April 2017). Cambia Palliative Care Conference. “Potentially preventable hospitalizations and palliative care approaches for people living with dementia”. Podium presentation. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (July 2017). Preventing Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in People Living with Dementia.” Poster. International World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. San Francisco, CA

Borson S., Sadak T., (May, 2017). Managing Your Loved One’s Health: Measuring Caregiver Activation in Chronic Illness. Poster. American Geriatrics Society, San Antonio, Tx

Sadak T., (November 2016). Managing Your Loved One’s Health [MYLOH] a Care Management tool for Dementia Care Partners: Tailoring for cultural and Linguistic Equivalence. Symposium. Gerontological Society of America national conference. New Orleans, LA

Borson S., Sadak T., (November 2016). Measuring Caregiver Activation for Managing Advanced Illness at Home: Insights From LifeCourse. Symposium. Gerontological Society of America national conference. New Orleans, LA

 

Sadak T., (July 2016). Managing Your Loved One’s Health [MYLOH] a Care Management tool for Dementia Care Partners. Poster.  Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Toronto, Canada

Sadak T., (November 2015). Research in Dementia Care: the Hartford Institute Highlights Emerging Geriatric Nursing Researchers. “Measuring Caregiver Activation for Health Care”. Symposium. Gerontological Society of America. Orlando, FL

Sadak T., (December 2015). Caregiver – Clinician Partnership Towards Improving Patient Outcomes. Symposium. RWJF. National Meeting. Albuquerque, NM

Sadak T., (November 2014). Validation of Partnering for Better Health: Living with Chronic Illness [PBH:LCH] questionnaire. Poster and symposium. RWJF National meeting. New Orleans, LA

Sadak T., Beck C., Borson S. (November 2013). Development of Caregiver Activations for Dementia Interventions Questionnaire (CADDI-Q). Poster. Gerontological Society of America national conference. New Orleans, LA

Sadak T., Beck C., Borson S. (September 2013). Development of Caregiver Activations for Dementia Interventions Questionnaire (CADDI-Q). Poster. Working together for elder friendly future conference. UW, Seattle, WA

Sadak T., Beck C., Borson S. (July 2013). Defining a New Concept: Dementia Caregiver Activation. Hartford Interprofessional Communication Conference. Chicago, IL

Sadak T., Katon J., Borson S., (July 16, 2012) Poster. Multimorbidity in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Vancouver, Canada

Sadak T., Katon J., Borson S. (May 5, 2012). Poster. Defining Dementia Multimorbidity in a Large National Sample. The American Geriatric Society Conference. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., Borson S., Cochrane B., Herting J., Katon J., Kukull W., Logsdon R. (April 25, 2012). Poster. Multidimensional Complexity in the Dementias: Diagnosis, Stage, Comorbidity, and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms. American Academy of Neurology Conference. New Orleans, LA

Sadak T., Borson S., Cochrane B., Herting J., Katon J., Kukull W., Logsdon R. (April 18, 2012). Presentation. Dementia Diagnoses, Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Physical Comorbidities. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Portland, OR

Sadak T. Exploring Multidimensional Complexities in the Dementias: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Medical Comorbidity. (2010). Poster. Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Hartford Foundation Leadership Conference. New Orleans, LA

Sadak T. (2008). Presentation. ENDEAR: Effective Nursing Education & Acute Care Resources. Presentation. de Tornyay Center For Healthy Aging Scholars Reception. Seattle, WA

Shores MM., Matsumoto A., Sadak T., Kivlahan D. (2008). Poster. Testosterone Replacement Decreases Depressive Symptoms in Older Hypogonadal Men with Subsyndromal Depression. 6th World Congress on the Aging Male, Tamp, FL

Sadak T. (2007). Poster. Developing Concise and Effective Geriatric Dementia Training Curriculum for Registered Nurses in a Hospital Acute Care Setting. Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (Psi-at-Large Chapter) Induction. Seattle, WA

Sadak T. (2007). Poster section and oral presentation. Developing Concise and Effective Geriatric Dementia Training Curriculum for Registered Nurses in a Hospital Acute Care Setting. AAPPN Spring Conference. Seattle, WA

Sadak T. (2007). Presentation. Developing Concise and Effective Geriatric Dementia Training Curriculum for Registered Nurses in a Hospital Acute Care Setting. de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging Scholars Reception. Seattle, WA

Sadak T. (2007). Poster. Developing Concise and Effective Geriatric Dementia Training Curriculum for Registered Nurses in a Hospital Acute Care Setting. University of Washington Dean’s Club Luncheon. Seattle, WA

Shores MM., Matsumoto AM., Sadak T., Kivlahan DR. (2007). Poster. Testosterone Replacement Decreases Depressive Symptoms in Older Hypogonadal Men with Subsyndromal Depression. American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, New Orleans, LA

Paschane, A.A., Lustyk, M.K.B, Widman, L., Sadak, T. (2002). Poster. Effect of Control and Stress on Quality of Life. American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL

 

 

Scientific Presentations as Invited Speaker

Sadak T., (April 2017). Alzheimer’s Association WA. Regional Conference. Featured Speaker. “Recognizing, diagnosing and treating dementia and dementia related comorbidities”. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (May 2017). Plein Center Research Symposium. Dementia Symposium Panelist. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (May 2016). Alzheimer’s Association WA. Early Memory Loss Conference. Keynote Speaker. Tacoma, WA

Sadak T., (May 2016). Alzheimer’s Association WA. Support Group Facilitator conference. Featured Speaker.

Sadak T., (October 2015). Panelist. State of WA Alzheimer’s Plan Town Hall. Everett, WA

Sadak T., (September 2015). “Measuring Caregiver Activation in Hospice”. Cambia Palliative Care Center. UW Palliative Care Center. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (September 2015). “Managing Dementia in Acute Care Settings.” UW Harborview Hospital. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (April 2015). “Measuring Caregiver Activation”. UW Harborview Hospital. BAND. Brain, Aging, and Neuro-degeneration Symposium. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (March 2015). UW SON Dawgs Days in the Desert. Fundraising events in Palm Springs and Orange County. Keynote Speaker. Partnering for better health: Living well with dementia. CA

Sadak T., (March 2015). Addressing Psychiatric Issues in Patients with Primary Neurological Disorders. Neurology Nursing Symposium. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (November 2014). Alzheimer’s Association of WA. Eastern WA regional conference. Keynote Speaker. Yakima, WA

Sadak T., (October 2014). Sigma Kappa, Mu. Alzheimer’s Association Fundraising Gala. Keynote Speaker. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (August 2014). Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall. Invited Speaker. Everett, WA

Sadak T., (August 2014). Caregiving in Dementia. Tulalip Native American Reservation. Invited Speaker. Tulalip, WA

Sadak T., (June 2014). Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy Conference. Pharmacological Interventions for Dementias. UW SON. Neurology Conference. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (May 2014). Alzheimer’s Association of WA. Annual Conference. Building Partnership Between Dementia Care Partners and Clinicians. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (April 2014). Inter Professional Education. RWJF Leadership Meeting. LA, CA

Sadak T., (March 2014). Keynote Speaker. Alzheimer’s Association of WA. Snohomish County Caregiver Conference. 1. Dementia Research Update. Lynnwood, WA

Sadak T., (February 2014). NSG 552: Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Provider Bias Panel Discussion. Panelist. UW SON, Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (February 2014, January 2015). Invited speaker for an Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Council. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (November 2013). Ecology of Human Health. PhD course UW SON. Guest lecture. Developing a Research and Academic Career. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (November 2013). National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) 13th Annual Leadership Conference. Exerting Health System Leadership In and Through Professional Organizations. New Orleans, LA

Sadak T., (August 2013). Dementia Expert Researcher. Alzheimer’s Association. Town Hall. Mount Vernon, WA

Sadak T., (April 2013). Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Dementia Multimorbidity. Alzheimer’s Association of WA Regional Conference. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (March 2013). Caregiver Activation for Dementia Interventions (CADI). Symposium. American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. LA, CA

Sadak T., (October 2012). Roles of Different Clinical Specialties in Dementia Diagnosis and Care. Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care Conference. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (May, 2012). Mental Health Support for Older Adults. National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) Meeting. Speaker, Panel Discussion Participant. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., Saving Lives: Understanding Suicide and Accidental Fatal Overdose Among the Elderly. (2011). Presentation. American Association of Psychiatric Practicing Nurses. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (November, 2011). Gero-psychiatric Nursing. Guest Lecturer. NURS 417. University of Washington. Faculty: Dr. Kroening

Sadak T., (2011). Dementia and Delirium: Diagnostics and Nursing Interventions. Guest Lecture Undergraduate Nursing Course. University of Washington. Faculty: Dr. Thompson. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (2011). What’s that in your head? Introduction to Neurobiology. 4th grade St. John’s Catholic School. Faculty: Ms. Roach. Greenwood, WA

Sadak T., (2010). Pathophysiology of Anxiety and Depression. Undergraduate Nursing Course. University of Washington. Faculty: Dr. Bond. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (2008-13). Geriatric Psychopharmacology–the Art of Prescribing. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Psychopharmacology Course. University of Washington. Faculty: Dr. Elmore. Seattle, WA

Sadak T., (2008-13). Neurobiology of Aging From Health to Pathology. Guest lecture. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Biological Aspects of Psychiatric Disability Course. University of Washington. Primary faculty: Dr. Elmore. Seattle, WA

 

SERVICE, PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY

Professional and Academic Memberships

Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC)

American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)

Academy of Neurology (AAN)

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

Alzheimer’s Association International (AAI)

Alzheimer’s Society of Washington

Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (AAPPN), Washington

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

HeartMath Biofeedback Institute

National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA)

Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI)

Northwest Coalition for Geriatric Nursing Education

Psychiatric Consultation Group

Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society

Seattle Counselors Association

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (Psi-at-Large Chapter)

 

Scientific Journals and Grants Peer Reviewer

Grants

                  UW SON Research and Intramural Funding Program

                  UW Royalty Research Fund

                  The Health Research Board, Ireland

                  Alzheimer’s Association International

Journals

Journal of the American Geriatric Society

Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research

Journal of Applied Gerontology

Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice

Research in Gerontological Nursing

Journal of International Psychogeriatrics

 

Professional Activities and Community Service

2016                                          UW SON, De Tornyay Center Family Caregiving Research Collaborative. (Founder)

2016                                          State of WA Dementia Action Collaborative member.

2014-15                 State of WA Alzheimer’s Disease Plan, Workgroup member. Medical and Health Services Sub-committee. (Nominated by the president of the Alzheimer’s Association of WA and appointed by the governor Inslee.)

2013-present      Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Association Snohomish County Regional Advisory Council.

2012-15                 Co-chair and policy committee member, Seattle Chapter Association of the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses.

2012-present      John A Hartford Foundation Centers for Geriatric Nursing Excellence Alumni Association. Geriatric Psychiatry committee member.

2012-present      John A Hartford Foundation Centers for Geriatric Nursing Excellence peer mentor and peer mentoring committee member.

2010-14                 Paws on Science. Represented UW School of Nursing

2014                                          Northwest Coalition for Geriatric Nursing Education annual meeting participant. Pacific Lutheran University. Tacoma, WA, 2010

2013                                          American Association of Psychiatric Practicing Nurses. Chair of new membership recruitment. Seattle, WA, 2010

2010                                          Neuro-psychotropic Drug Therapy Continuing Education Nursing Conference. Planning Committee. UW, Seattle, WA, 2010.

2010                                          Dementia Continuing Nursing Education Conference. Planning Committee. UW, Seattle, WA, 2010

2009                                          The American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Institute for Safe Environments Older Adults Steering Committee contributed to a white paper: Expert Consensus: Practice Recommendations for Use of Seclusion and Restraints in Dementia Patients. Arlington, VA

2008                                          Center for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research Affiliate. UW, WA

2008                                          University of Washington Memory Disorders Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic. Clinical Cross-cultural Consultations with Russian speaking patients and families.

2008                                          Mission Care Rehabilitation Center. Workshop presenter: Dementia Care for Professionals and Family Caregivers.

2008                                          Consultant Outreach Services for Vulnerable Elderly in the Community.

2008                                          Psychiatric Consultation Group. Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders.

2007                                          Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses. Diagnosis and Care of Dementia Patients in General Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice (roundtable discussion facilitator).

2007                                          Facilitator: closing drive fundraiser and mental health screenings, 45th St. Teen Shelter, Seattle, WA

2007                                          Fundraiser, AAPPN auction. Seattle, WA

2006-7                    Volunteer, Foss Home (long-term care facility). Seattle, WA

2001-5                    Volunteer, North Home Retirement Community. Seattle, WA

 

Continuing Medical Education and Community Presentations

2015                                          Neuropsychiatric Drug Therapy, Geriatrics. UWCNE. Developed and taught on-line education course that will be offered for 3 years

2014                                          Acute Nursing Care of People Living With Dementia. UWCNE. Developed and taught on-line education course that will be offered for 3 years

2014)                       Neuropsychiatric Drug Therapy, Dementia and Comorbid Conditions. UWCNE. Developed and taught on-line education course that will be offered for 3 years

2010-12                 Biofeedback as an Adjunct Therapy for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Sleep and Eating Disorders. CME Provider Update. Shifa Health Psychiatric Clinic. Mill Creek, WA

2010-12                 Manage Stress, Before It Manages You. Seminars for community members and health care professionals. Shifa Health Psychiatric Clinic. Mill Creek, WA

2009                                          Managing PTSD in Primary Care Setting. CME Provider Update. Providence Primary Care Clinic. Everett, WA

2009                                          Incorporating Depression Screening Into Primary Care. Phq9 Algorithm. CME Provider Update. Providence Primary Care Clinic. Everett, WA

2009                                          IMPACT–Collaborative Models for Addressing Depression in Primary Care. CME Provider Update. Providence Primary Care Clinic. Everett, WA

 

SERVICE, ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC

Department of Psychosocial & Community Health

2012-016.            Department of Psychosocial and Community Health Social committee member. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

School of Nursing

2017      -present                                    Undergraduate Program Director. UW SON. Seattle, WA

2016                                          GWEP traineeships scholarship award reviewer

2016-present                        RIFP review committee chair. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

2014-present.                      DeTornyay Center for Healthy Aging. Executive Committee Member. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

2014                                                            DeTornyay Center for Health Aging. Education Visioning Committee Chair. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

2014                                                            Jonas Scholars Selection Committee member. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

2013-present.                      Royalty Research Fund. University of Washington. External Reviewer–Neuroscience. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

2013-present.                      Foundations for Inter-professional Education, principle faculty. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

2013- present.                     RIFP review committee member. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

 

2012-15                                   University of Washington School of Nursing. PhD Admissions Committee (application reviewer). University of Washington. Seattle, WA

2009-2014.                           De Tornyay Center For Healthy Aging. Advisory Board Member. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

2012-2015.                           Advanced Practice Education: Collaborative Mental Health Care training grant.  Advisory Board Member. University of Washington. Seattle, WA

 

GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ADVISEMENT

2013- present                  

2012                                 Graduate Faculty Status Awarded

2011-13                          Clinical mentor

 Chairperson, DNP Committees. DNP Committee Member. Chairperson Master’s Thesis/Special Project Committee. Thesis/Special Project Committee Member. PhD Committee Member. BSN Honors Program Advisor

2014- present

Other

2008-present               Geriatric content expert for local psychiatric nurse practitioner clinical consultation group

 

Courses Taught

University of Washington

  1. Mini-Clinical. NCLIN 566. Clinical supervision of DNP students who trained at the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Washington. 6 students.
  2. Inter-professional education series: The Foundations for Inter-professional Practice Curriculum. Principle faculty. (seven events involving between 400-500 students in each event {SoM Y2 , SoN senior BSN/ABSN, SoPh Y3, SoSW acute care pathways, SoD Y3, SoPH TBD, and MEDEX Y1}).

2011-present (Fall, Winter)     NURS 418 Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing. Lectures and skills lab sessions. 100+ Undergraduate nursing students in a lecture course and 30-40 students in the lab.             

Guest Lectures (UW SON)

Developed and regularly update content for evidence-based geropscyhiatric nursing guest lectures that are designed to helps students meet geropsychiatric nursing competencies.

2017 (SPR)                                         NURS 404. Gerontological Nursing. Undergraduate Course.3-hr seminar: “Nursing interventions for people living with dementia and for their family/friend caregivers”

2015 (AUT) - 2016                         NURS 589. Philosophical Basis of Nursing Inquiry. PhD Nursing Course Taught 3-hr seminar: “Caregiver activation: From Theory to Practice.” 10 students

2014 (AUT) - present                    Assessment in Psychosocial Care. Graduate DNP Course. 3-hr seminar, Assessment of Physical, Mental, Cognitive Comorbidities in the Elderly. Primary faculty, Betrus. 20-30 students per quarter

2013 (AUT) –present                    NURS 590, Ecology of Human Health. PhD Nursing
45 min presentation about how my program of study fits with ecology of human health models. 10 students

2011 (AUT/WIN) - present        Psychiatric Nursing. Undergraduate Course. 3-hr seminar, Psychiatric and Wellness Assessment in the Elderly. Primary faculty, Kroening. 100+ students per quarter

2011 (AUT)                                         Geriatric Nursing. Undergraduate Course. 3-hr module, Dementia and Delirium: Diagnostics and Nursing Interventions. Primary faculty, Thompson. 35 students

2008 (AUT) - present                    Psychopharmacology. Graduate Course. 3-hr seminar, Geriatric Psychopharmacology - the Art of Prescribing. Primary faculty, Elmore. 20-30 students per quarter

2008 (WIN) - present                   Biological Aspects of Psychiatric Disability. Graduate Course. 3-hr seminar, Neurobiology of Aging from Health to Pathology. 20-30 students per quarter

Interactive On-line Courses

2017                                           Created interactive on-line course for clinicians about identifying and addressing cognitive impairment in Heart Failure patients. Funded by HRSA (PI Zierler)