Division of Graduate Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Department
Nutrition Sciences Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 518
Dr. DiMaria-Ghalili’s research focuses on nutrition and surgical recovery to improve the care of older adults undergoing surgery. Additional interests include nutrition assessment, inflammation, sarcopenia, and health outcomes. During her John A. Hartford Foundation post-doctoral fellowship, she collaborated with interdisciplinary experts to incorporate biomarkers of nutrition and inflammation into her research model.
Dr. DiMaria-Ghalili publishes in nursing and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals. She is Associate Editor for the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and is on the Editorial Board for Biological Research for Nursing. In addition to disseminating research findings at national and international meetings, she is sought out to give invited presentations on geriatric nutrition.
Dr. DiMaria-Ghalili is recipient of research awards. Awards include the 2006 Springer Award for a Distinguished Single Work of Research in Applied Geriatric Nursing, the 2009 Distinguished Nutrition Support Nurse Service award from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition for her research contributions to the science of nutrition support nursing, and the 2009 Clinical Research Poster Award, 2nd Place, University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Aging Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat.