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Dr. Dorthy Grillo

Dr. Dorthy Grillo


Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Dorthy Grillo is Adjunct Faculty at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She teaches in the MSN program.


  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Masters degree (Nursing Administration) from Western Governors University
  • BSN from Nevada State College


  • DNP Academic Excellence Award 2019 from The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Team Daisy Award - 2019
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award nominee - 2020, 2018, 2015
  • Graduate Dean's List, University of Alabama in Huntsville - 2018
  • Academic Excellence Award Nevada State College - 2012
  • Initiative for the Future of Nursing in Nevada Award - 2012

Research Interest

  • Patient Fall Prevention
  • Dementia care and behavior management
  • Patient Quality and Safety


  • Quality and Safety Issues in Patient Care in Nursing Informatics Made Incredibly Easy.
  • Overview of Behaviors in Dementia in Genetics, Neurology, Behavior and Diet in Dementia.
  • Implementation of Purposeful Hourly Rounds in Addition to a Fall Bundle to Prevent Inpatient Falls on a Medical-Surgical Acute Hospital Unit.
  • Nonpharmacological Approaches to Managing Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia

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