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Tatiana Sadak


Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Education

University of Washington

Rasmussen, Marilee Endowed Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. She has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing, a Top Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry, and received fellowships form the Macy, Cambia, Robert Wood Johnson and John A Hartford Foundations.

Dr. Sadak synergistically dedicates her effort to clinical work, education, research, and policy, focusing on identifying and applying innovative methods for optimizing care for people living with dementia and their families. She is a pivotal member of the WA state Dementia Action Collaborative, which is charged with developing and implementing a plan to address Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Tatiana’s mission is to transform clinical care, research, policy, and education of healthcare professionals by fully integrating and leveraging specialized knowledge that too often exists in isolated silos. The impact of dementia is personal, emotional, economic, and systemic. Yet health care for people with dementia and their families has changed remarkably little. We have for too long approached a complex and inherently multidisciplinary problem with fragmented care methods in which clinicians with minimal to no formal specialized training work independently of other disciplines. Tatiana is leading UWSON local, national and international initiatives for developing a Dementia Education Network and training capable healthcare workforce.

Dr. Sadak received BSN, PMHNP-BC and PhD at the University of Washington School of Nursing.

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