Tamara Lyn Braley, PhD, AGPCNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-669-8320
Email: tamara.braley@unmc.edu



  • 1998, BSN, UNMC
  • 2014, MSN, UNMC
  • 2023, PhD, UNMC


Tami Braley, PhD, AGPCNP-BC is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. She received her bachelor's Degree from UNMC CON-Omaha Division, her master's degree from UNMC CON-Omaha Division, and PhD degree in Nursing Science from UNMC CON-Omaha Division. Her clinical background includes medical-surgical nursing, gerontology nursing, research coordinator, gastrointestinal oncology research. She teaches graduate courses in the Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP program. Her qualitative dissertation investigated the rural spousal caregiver's experience with personal health promotion while caregiving for a person living with moderate to severe dementia. Dr. Braley's research interests are to improve the rural caregiver's quality of life and well-being with contextually sensitive health promotion interventions that enhance their physical health and support their emotional health.


Research Interests

  • Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease
  • Informal Caregiver Health
  • Informal Caregiver Health Promotion
  • Rural Context
  • Informal Caregiver Self-Management


Braley, T., Eisenhauer, C., & Rowland, S. A. (2022). Interventions for rural caregiver health: An integrative review. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 15(2), 101–108. https://doi.org/10.3928/19404921-20220204-01

Liu, A. K., Possin, K. L., Cook, K. M., Lynch, S., Dulaney, S., Merrilees, J. J., Braley, T., Kiekhofer, R. E., Bonasera, S. J., Allen, I. E., Chiong, W., Clark, A. M., Feuer, J., Ewalt, J., Guterman, E. L., Gearhart, R., Miller, B. L., & Lee, K. P. (2022). Effect of collaborative dementia care on potentially inappropriate medication use: Outcomes from the Care Ecosystem randomized clinical trial. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.12808

Manivannan, M., Heunis, J., Hooper, S. M., Bernstein Sideman, A., Lui, K. P., Braley, T. L., Possin, K. L., & Chiong, W. (2022). Use of telephone-and internet-based support to elicit and address financial abuse and mismanagement in dementia: Experiences from the Care Ecosystem Study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 86(1), 219–229. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-215284

Sideman, A. B., Merrilees, J., Dulaney, S., Kiekhofer, R., Braley, T., Lee, K., Chiong, W., Miller, B., Bonasera., S. J., & Possin, K. L. (2023). “Out of the clear blue sky she tells me she loves me.”: Connection experiences between caregivers and people with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.18297

Manley, N. A., Bayen, E., Braley, T. L., Merrilees, J., Clark, A. M., Zylstra, B., Schaffer, M., Bayen, A. M., Possin, K. L., Miller, B. L., Schenk, A. K., & Bonasera, S. J. (2020). Long-term digital device-enabled monitoring of functional status: Implications for management of persons with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia (New York, N. Y.), 6(1), e12017. https://doi.org/10.1002/trc2.12017

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2023, MNRS, Member

2023, Sigma Theta Tau-Gamma Pi Chapter, Member

2023, Rural Nurse Organization, Member

2023, American Nursing Association, Member