2011 Honorary Membership Recipient
Kenneth Hepburn, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Alpha Epsilon Chapter
Atlanta, Ga., USA
Dr. Kenneth Hepburn is a professor, associate dean for research and director of graduate studies in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, a position he previously held in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. His principal research interest concerns the development of programs that improve the lives of persons with dementing disorders by enhancing the self-efficacy of their family caregivers. He has been the principal investigator of a number of grants from NINR and the Alzheimer’s Association to develop and test such programs. He and his colleagues developed the Savvy Caregiver Program, a transportable caregiver psychoeducation program now offered by Alzheimer’s Association chapters and senior agencies in several states across the country. He received his PhD in Literature from the University of Washington and did social science post-graduate work at Cornell University. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.