Leslie C. Evertson, NP

Leslie C. Evertson, NP

Geriatric Medicine
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Westlake Village Triunfo Primary & Specialty Care
141 Triunfo Canyon Road
Suite 110
Westlake Village, California 91361
Phone
Fax
805-371-1395

About

Leslie Chang Evertson has been serving as a Dementia Care Specialist Nurse Practitioner for the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (ADC) program since 2012. She has played an integral role in the program’s development and implementation. She is the lead trainer for the ADC program model of dementia care dissemination effort funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation. She is co-chair of the healthcare system dementia care intervention and software content expert for a PCORI/NIA-funded pragmatic trial of comparative effectiveness of two models of dementia care (health systems-based and community-based) and the effectiveness of both compared to usual care. At UCLA Dr. Evertson is active in several healthcare system committees including the UCLA Health PRIDE network and Nursing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion group.

Languages

English

Education

Degrees

California State University, Fresno, DNP, 2019
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, MSN, 2005

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Mild cognitive impairment
Memory disorders
Geriatrics
Delirium
Alzheimer's disease
Aging
Dementia

Research

Publications

Reuben DB, Evertson LC, Wenger NS, Serrano K, Chodosh J, Ercoli L, Tan ZS. The University of California at Los Angeles Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program for comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered care: preliminary data. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Dec;61(12):2214-8. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12562. Epub 2013 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 24329821; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3889469.

Jennings LA, Reuben DB, Evertson LC, Serrano KS, Ercoli L, Grill J, Chodosh J, Tan Z, Wenger NS. Unmet needs of caregivers of individuals referred to a dementia care program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Feb;63(2):282-9. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13251. PubMed PMID: 25688604; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4332558.

Reuben DB, Gill TM, Stevens A, Williamson J, Volpi E, Lichtenstein M, Jennings LA, Tan Z, Evertson L, Bass D, Weitzman L, Carnie M, Wilson N, Araujo K, Charpentier P, Meng C, Greene EJ, Dziura J, Liu J, Unger E, Yang M, Currie K, Lenoir KM, Green AS, Abraham S, Vernon A, Samper-Ternent R, Raji M, Hirst RM, Galloway R, Finney GR, Ladd I, Rahm AK, Borek P, Peduzzi P. D-CARE: The Dementia Care Study: Design of a Pragmatic Trial of the Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Health System-Based Versus Community-Based Dementia Care Versus Usual Dementia Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Nov;68(11):2492-2499. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16862. Epub 2020 Oct 6. PMID: 32949145.

Lees Haggerty K, Epstein-Lubow G, Spragens LH, Stoeckle RJ, Evertson LC, Jennings LA, Reuben DB. Recommendations to Improve Payment Policies for Comprehensive Dementia Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Nov;68(11):2478-2485. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16807. Epub 2020 Sep 25. PMID: 32975812.
 

Evertson LC, Jennings LA, Reuben DB, Zaila KE, Akram N, Romero T, Tan ZS. Caregiver outcomes of a dementia care program. Geriatr Nurs. 2021 Mar-Apr;42(2):447-459. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.02.003. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33714024; PMCID: PMC8084597.

Reuben DB, Romero T, Evertson LC, Jennings LA. Overwhelmed: a Dementia Caregiver Vital Sign. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Aug;37(10):2469-2474. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07054-3. Epub 2021 Aug 13. PMID: 34389938; PMCID: PMC9360256
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Lees Haggerty K, Campetti R, Stoeckle RJ, Epstein-Lubow G, Evertson LC, Spragens L, Serrano KS, Jennings LA, Reuben DB. Dissemination of a successful dementia care program: Lessons from early adopters. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Sep;70(9):2677-2685. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17887. Epub 2022 May 25. PMID: 35553424; PMCID: PMC9489618.

Reuben DB, Evertson LC, Jackson-Stoeckle R, Epstein-Lubow G, Spragens LH, Haggerty KL, Serrano KS, Jennings LA. Dissemination of a successful dementia care program: Lessons to facilitate spread of innovations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Sep;70(9):2686-2694. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17900. Epub 2022 Jun 9. PMID: 35678747; PMCID: PMC9489616.