Tamilyn Bakas, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Professor and Jane E. Procter Endowed Chair; Principal Investigator
Dr. Tamilyn Bakas (Tami) conducts research aimed at addressing the needs and concerns of family caregivers of stroke survivors. She received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Purdue University, and her Bachelors, Masters, and PhD from Indiana University School of Nursing. She teaches graduate courses and mentors students and faculty in conducting research. Her passion is to advance the health of family caregivers of persons with chronic illness. Family caregivers are the “hidden” patients in today’s healthcare system. Tami has developed and tested the Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit for stroke family caregivers (TASK I and TASK II programs), and serves as Principal Investigator of the newest version of the TASK III program for stroke family caregivers.