Mary Ersek

Office Address: 

418 Curie Blvd. Room 329



  • Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) and Mary Ersek (PARC Research Associate) were appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes. Read more about this announcement on the LDI news page.

  • Mary Ersek (PARC Research Associate) recently penned an article for The Philadelphia Inquirer entitled, "Amid Coronavirus, America’s Nursing Homes Have Become a National Tragedy."

  • Mary Ersek, PARC Research Associate, is among the Penn Nursing collaborators working with the Veterans Health Administration researching how to improve the quality or life and end-of-life care for Veterans, read more about the partnership at Penn Today. (Image by Sarah Maycock)

Killebrew-Censits Chair in Undergraduate Education
Professor of Medicine

Ph.D., Nursing Science, University of Washington, 1991


  • Dying in America: Mary Ersek on Dying in America
  • Dying in America: Mary Ersek on Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes
  • Frontotemporal Degeneration Caregiver Conference 2012: Mary Ersek on Decision Making in Advanced Illness