Bryan R. Hansen, PhD, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC


Bryan R. Hansen, PhD, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) and Principal Faculty of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging.

He is a passionate advocate for the promotion of optimum mental health and well-being of older adults and their families through teaching, practice, and research.  He has practiced as a psychiatric nurse, with a special focus on proactive approaches to preventing and managing aggressive behaviors in inpatient settings.

In this role, he was an active member of a dynamic transdisciplinary team that was the cornerstone of a remarkably successful program to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint in psychiatric care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He currently practices as an adult health clinical nurse specialist and collaborates inter-professionally across several areas of scholarly focus areas, including delirium, dementia, inter-professional education and practice, palliative care, and harm reduction.

He will put these skills to use in the Gerotech Incubators and help facilitate new methods of care for older adults through his engagement in the Human Aging Project.