Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D.
Chairperson and Member of the Board of Trustees
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
Ex Officio Member of the Board of Trustees
Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association (HLAA-CA)
Dr. Margaret Wallhagen was appointed to the HLAA Board of Trustees in June 2010 and currently serves as HLAA’s Chairperson. Dr. Wallhagen has been HLAA-CA ex officio trustee since 2011. Dr. Wallhagen is a Professor of Gerontological Nursing and a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in the School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, California. She received her initial nursing degree from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in New York, her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees from UCSF, and her doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Washington in Seattle. Since joining the faculty at UCSF in 1988, she has taught gerontological nursing at both the masters and doctoral level, and works as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Wallhagen recently completed a four year longitudinal study of the experience of hearing impairment in older adults and their partners. In January 2006, Dr. Wallhagen became the Director of the UCSF/John Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. She lives in San Francisco, California.