Saint Louis University
School of Nursing
office: (314) 977-8939
fax: (314) 977-8840
Teaching: Dr. Lach teaches gerontological nursing, as well as content on health promotion, disease prevention and disease self-management. Other teaching interests are ethics, interdisciplinary care and research.
Research: Dr. Lach's research interests are primarily in the area of falls and injuries in community-dwelling older adults. She has also studied safety problems for people with Alzheimer's disease in the home setting, and other issues in health education/health promotion. She is interested in theory-based interventions to improve older adults' and caregivers' awareness and self-management of these concerns.
Professional and Scholarly Activities: Dr. Lach has worked in the acute care setting as a staff nurse and head nurse. In addition she served as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for 16 years at the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Lach has served as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the National Institutes of Nursing Research and as a Claire Fagin Post-Doctoral Fellow for the John A. Hartford Foundation's "Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity" program.