Fawn Cothran, Ph.D., RN, GCNS-BC, FGSA
Fawn Cothran, Ph.D., MSN, is the Hunt Research director at the National Alliance for Caregiving with 15+ years of experience in dementia family caregiving research and related activities. Cothran is a nurse scientist, and a board-certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist. Cothran earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She completed a Master of Science in nursing with an emphasis in gerontological nursing and a Doctor of Philosophy, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also completed a Claire M. Fagin Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a member of the National Black Nurses Association and a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Education.