Dr. Kistler completed a clinical research fellowship through the Doris Duke Clinical Research Foundation during medical school. She obtained a master’s degree in applied science from the UCSF Advanced Training in Clinical Research program. She has also finished a Faculty Development Program in Health Literacy and Aging by the Carolina Geriatrics Education Center.
She has received an AHRQ R01 studying nursing home providers’ decision-making for UTIs. She has served as the site PI for several NIH-funded studies and currently serves as the UNC site PI for the PREVENTABLE study, one of the largest pragmatic trials ever conducted in older adults.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Kistler’s area of interest is complex medical decision-making around the care of older adults, particularly how to improve the appropriateness of their care in a patient-centered approach. Her research has focused on primary care preventive services such as cancer screening and tobacco cessation, and around the nursing home including infection control and medical management.