Christine DiLeone

Ph.D., RN

Assistant Clinical Professor

Program Coordinator, Dementia Care Certificate


Christine DiLeone teaches in the undergraduate nursing program and is the program coordinator for the School of Nursing’s online graduate certificate in Dementia Care. She serves the School and University in various roles, such as class advisor, Student Nurses Association advisor, and faculty advisor for the UConn Alzheimer’s Association student club. She serves the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on its education and policy committees, and has appeared on Better Connecticut as an advocate for family caregivers and the annual fundraising walk to end Alzheimer’s. Prior to teaching, she worked as a nurse caring for patients in specialty areas such as cardiology, medical surgical, and geriatrics.

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Caregivers caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Non-Pharmacological interventions related to Alzheimer’s Disease


  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, August 2020
  • MSN, University of Hartford, 2011
  • BSN, University of Hartford, 2008
  • RN, Excelsior College, 1998
  • LPN, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), 1989

Honors & Awards

  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society 2011

Selected Publications

DiLeone, Christine. The Experiences of Daughters Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease in the Home; A Phenomenological Study. Accepted for publication; The Journal of Gerontological Nursing Research, January 2021

DiLeone, Christine; Chyun, Deborah; Diaz, Desiree A.; Maruca, Annette T. An Examination of Simulation Prebriefing in Nursing Education: An Integrative Review, Nursing Education Perspectives: 11/12 2020 – Volume 41 – Issue 6 – p 345-348 doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000689

Kuhnly, J., Bourassa, D., DiLeone, C., Dodge, M., Maruca, A. & Beck, C. Evaluation of Inter-Professional Teaching Strategy for Nursing Students on Perinatal Trauma Informed Care. Journal of Nursing Education (2018) DOI:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000537

Desiree, D., Pettigrew, C., DiLeone C., Meredith Dodge, M., Shelton, D., Pilot test of communication with a ‘Rapid Fire’ technique Journal for Evidence-based Practice in Correctional Health. V1, ISS 2 (2017)

Op-Ed: Dileone, C. (2017). Forum: Lawmakers should keep respite funding intact.

2020-Unpublished Manuscripts: The Experiences of Daughters Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease in the Home: A Phenomenological Study (Dissertation)

A portrait of assistant clinical professor Christine DiLeone.
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