Full Name
Ben Inventor
Job Title
Director, Adult-Gero Primary Care NP Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, College of Nursing
Rush University
Speaker Bio
Dr. Ben Inventor began his nursing career in the Philippines. He continued his clinical experience in the US working in a variety of settings including home health, long-term care and acute care. After obtaining a master of science in nursing degree as an adult/geriatric nurse practitioner, he consulted with older adults in nursing homes. He received his PhD degree in nursing science from Rush University, where he examined the impact of activities, social environment, and psychotropic medications on neuropsychiatric symptoms of nursing home residents with dementia. His research interests focus on effective management of
neuropsychiatric symptoms, reduction of psychotropic medication use and caregiver skill building to provide person-centered dementia care. He is also interested in using pharmacogenomics to optimize therapeutic response and increase safety of medications among older adults.