kathie falls

Kathie Falls, M.S.N., RN, ANP-BC

Director of Clinical Operations, Richmond Health and Wellness Program

(804) 828-3474

Box 980567, Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Office of Practice and Community Engagement

Richmond Health and Wellness Program


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

Research/Scholarship Interests

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 the . My scholarship has focused on understanding food insecurity as a way to address chronic disease management and improve quality of life.


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.

Select Publications

  • 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.

Current Funded Grants

  • 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.   

Professional Service

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 VCU School of Nursing. I’m a member of the American Geriatric Society and Sigma Theta Tau.