June 21, 2017

Cornelia K. Beck, PhD

Professor (Secondary)


1978 – Ph.D. (Nursing), Texas Woman’s University
1973 – MSE (Nursing), University of Central Arkansas
1972 – BSN (Nursing), University of Central Arkansas
1970 – AD (Nursing), University of Arkansas Little Rock
1969 – BA (Sociology), Maryville College

Current Research Projects

  • Caregiver training to maintain dressing performance in persons with Alzheimer’s NIA, SBIR.
    Co-Investigator (Thomas Jakobs, Principal Investigator) ($150,288) 2011 – 2012.
  • Arkansas Center for Clinical and Translational Research. NCRR, P01
    Co-Investigator (Curtis Lowery, Principal Investigator), ($19,354,312). 2009 – 2014.
  • Partners in Nursing (6) – Planning for Workforce Development in Geriatric and Long-Term Care in Arkansas
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Co-Investigator (Claudia Beverly, Principal Investigator) ($450,000) 2011 – 2014.

Recent Publications

Evans, L.K., Beck, C. Buckwalter, K.C. (2012). Carpe Diem! Nursing making inroads to improve mental health for elders. Nursing Outlook. 60:107-108.

Sifford-Snellgrove, K. S., Beck, C., Green, A., & McSweeney, J. C. (2012). Victim or initiator?
Certified nursing assistants’ perceptions of resident characteristics that contribute to resident-to-resident
violence in nursing homes. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 5(1) 55-63.

West, D., Bursac, Z., Cornell, C., Felix, H., Fausett, J., Krukowski, R., Lensing, S., Love. S., Prewitt,
E., Beck, C. (2011) Lay health educators translate a weight loss intervention in senior centers
A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 41(4) 385-391.

Beck, C., Buckwalter, K., Dudzik, P., Evans, L. (2011) Filling the void in geriatric mental health:
The Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative as a model for change. Nursing Outlook. 59(4) 236-241.

Rose, K.M., Beck, C., Tsai, P., Liem, P., Davila, D., Kleban, M., Gooneratne, N., Kalra, G., Richards, K.
(2011) Sleep Disturbances and Nocturnal Agitation Behaviors in Older Adults with Dementia. Sleep. 6(34) 779-786.