College of Nursing
Gloria Brandburg is a faculty member in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program. She is an experienced Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in the area of long-term care and rehabilitation. She has been teaching at the university level since 2005.
Dr. Brandburg completed her Ph.D. at Texas Woman’s University, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her research interest is in the resilience of older adults, long-term care, and dementia care. She has been a chair of several capstone projects for DNP students interested in geriatrics. She has studied in-depth and presented on mind-body research and integrative medicine.
Course work interests include geriatric care, pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, nursing research, nursing theory, and qualitative methodology. Most recently, Dr. Brandburg has been a project director for a 1.7 million-dollar HRSA grant that focused on increasing advanced clinical skills and cultural competence in nurse practitioner students caring for underserved Hispanic populations.
Dr. Brandburg was inducted into the University of Texas Medical Branch Academy of Master Clinicians in 2015. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse Association.