Our team

Our team

Kathie Hendrick Falls, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Director of Clinical Operations, Richmond Health and Wellness Program
Practice and Community Engagement

Kathie Falls

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3098
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-3474
Email: khfalls@vcu.edu


As an Adult Nurse Practitioner, I am a clinical preceptor and instructor at Richmond Health and Wellness Program. Within this program setting, I teach the care of chronic disease management, transitions of care, and social determinants of health to an interprofessional group of students. I am particularly interested in teaching students about the life experience of low-income older adults and how that impacts health outcomes throughout a continuum of care.


I am interested in the care of underserved populations. Over the past several years I have worked with community partners to improve access to fresh produce and healthy food for the people that we serve at RHWP. My scholarship has focused on understanding food insecurity as a way to address chronic disease management and improve quality of life.


I am the clinical director of the Richmond Health and Wellness Program. I serve on the Diversity and Inclusion Council as well as the Council for Community Collaboration at the SON. I’m a member of the American Geriatric Society and Sigma Theta Tau.


  • B.S.N. Radford University, Radford, VA
  • M.S.N Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


  • Co-investigator: Connected health technology for cardiovascular disease prevention and management. A part of the larger American Heart Association Strategically Focused Network Center Grant “Healthy Hearts for Older Adults” (Center PI: Price), status: under review ($1,064,104 requested for the sub-project)
  • Scholarly Grant - VCU School of Nursing - October 2020 - Principal Investigator -   A Formative Evaluation of a Mobile Market to Increase Access and Consumption of Vegetables among low-income Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Award - $1500- (November 01, 2020 through August 01, 2021).

  • Clinical Scholars Program Award – 2020-2021 – Co-investigator - Richmond Health and Wellness Programs (RHWP) Prescription Produce Plan (PPP) – Award $10,000 – March 2020 through October 2022.   


  • Sargent, Lana; Zanjani, Faika; Winship, Jodi; Gendron, Tracey; Mackiewicz, Marissa; Diallo, Ana; Waters, Leland; Battle, Kimberly; Ford, Greg; Falls, Katherine; Chung, Jane; Price, Elvin; Cisewski, Melissa; Parsons, Pamela. COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Low-Income African American Older Adults. Under review. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.
  • Winship, Jodi; Gendron, Tracey; Waters, Leland; Chung, Jane; Battle, Kimberly; Cisewski, Melissa; Gregory, Melody; Sargent, Lana; Zanjani, Faika; Slattum, Patricia; Mackiewicz, Marissa; Diallo, Ana; Ford, Greg; Falls, Katherine; Price, Elvin; Parsons, Pamela. COVID In Context: The Lived Experience of Richmond’s Low-Income Older Adults. Under Review. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.
  • Sargent, L., Slattum, P., Brooks, E., Gendron, T., Mackiewicz, M., Diallo, A., Waters, B., Winship, J., Battle, K., Ford, G., Falls, K., Chung, J., Zanjani, F., Pretzer-Aboff, I., Price, E., Prom-Wormley, E., Parsons, P. 2020, December 22).   Bringing transdisciplinary aging research from theory to practice. The Gerontologist.  

  • Winship, JM., Falls, K., Gregory, M.,Peron, EP, Donohoe, KL, Sargent, L., Slattum, P., Chung, J., Tyler, CM., Dialo, A., Battle, K., Parsons, P. (2020)  A Case Study in Rapid Adaptation of Interprofessional Education and Remote Visits During COVID-19.  The Journal of Interprofessional Care.  

  • Diallo, AF., Falls, K., Hicks, K., Gibson-McQueen., Slattum, PW., Parsons, P. (2020, September). The RHWP healthy meal program: addressing food insecurity in low income older adults. Public Health Nursing.  

  • Diallo, AF., Falls, K. (2020, June) A multi-faceted approach to address food insecurity in urban dwelling older adults. Age in Action. 


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