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Diana Lynn Woods

Associate Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6310
Diana Lynn Woods is an associate professor in Azusa Pacific's School of Nursing. For the past 15 years, her work has focused on those with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, with attention to those with behavioral symptoms of dementia, as well as their caregivers. Her research has included nonpharmacological and complementary therapies such as therapeutic touch to reduce behavioral symptoms and stress levels.


  • BNSc, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 1968
  • MN, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, University of Washington, School of Nursing, 1993
  • PhD, University of Washington, School of Nursing, 1999


School of Nursing

  • Doctoral Programs


  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia
  • Biobehavioral Research
  • Gerontology