Christine Tocchi


Assistant Professor


Dr. Tocchi’s research is focused on the prevention of frailty in older adults with multimorbidity. Based on her 25- year clinical background as a gerontological nurse practitioner working with community-dwelling older adults with multimorbidity, the goal of Dr. Tocchi’s research is to develop interventions to improve the symptom burden associated with multimorbidity to prevent frailty and support independent community living for older adults. Dr. Tocchi is also interested in examining sex and ethnic differences in multimorbidity symptoms and treatment.

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Frailty prevention in older adults
  • Care of elders
  • Health care for the older adult population
  • Palliative Care

Honors & Awards

  • 2004: Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing
  • 2003: Bridgeport Hospital Certificate of Excellence in Career Development
  • 2009-2011: John A. Hartford Building Academic Nursing Geriatric Capacity Predoctoral Scholarship
  • 2016: Duke University Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER); competitive selection
  • 2019: Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing
  • 2019: Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing Association Poster Award (3rd place)

Selected Publications

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A portrait of assistant professor Christine Tocchi.
Contact Information
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