Dr. Glenna S. Brewster is a Postdoctoral Fellow
in the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of
Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. As a predoctoral scholar, she examined the
relationships among sleep, depressive symptoms, and cognition in older adults
and caregivers of persons with dementia. In order to extend this research, she
aims to conduct longitudinal research to identify the factors that increase the
risk of cognitive impairment in caregivers of persons with dementia. Based on
her findings, she plans to develop and test caregiver-focused interventions.
Dr. Brewster earned her B.S. and M.S in Nursing in 2009 and 2011, M.A in
Gerontology in 2014, and Ph.D. in Nursing Science in 2015 from the University
of South Florida.