Dr. Corazzini joined the School of Nursing after completing a National Institute on Aging Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development in 2002. She earned her PhD in gerontology from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, a core faculty member in Duke's Center of Excellence in Geriatric Nursing Education, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She was inducted as a Fellow of of the Gerontological Society of America in 2012.
The focus of Dr. Corazzini’s research is nursing management in long-term care, especially delegation and the role of professional nursing in nursing homes. With support from a Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship Award, she is currently conducting research on how registered nurses in Sweden and the U.K. accomplish person-centered care in regards to frail older adults in residential long-term care with assistive caregivers.