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Welcome to Project Thrive!

Project Thrive is a research project seeking new ways to encourage older adults (50+) to engage in regular medical care and medication adherence. The project is taking place in seven Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.

The project is being conducted by Medical College of Wisconsin faculty and staff and is funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

How Can I Participate in Project Thrive?

You must be an older adult (age 50 or older) living in one of the following states to participate: Alabama, Arkansas,  Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or South Carolina. There are other eligibility criteria, as well.

If you are interested in seeing if you are eligible to participate in Project Thrive, please take our screening survey.

How Will I Benefit from Participating?
You may or may not directly benefit from participation in Project Thrive.  However, you will help us develop new and better ways of assisting older adults remain engaged in medical care and take their prescribed medication regularly.
Who Are the People Conducting the Project?
The faculty leaders of the project are Jennifer Walsh, PhD, and Andrew Petroll, MD, MS.  They are assisted by Kamal Al-Shalby, MD; Anne-Marie Giuca, MD; and Olivia Algiers, MPH. 

Project Faculty and Staff


Jennifer Walsh, PhD

Associate Professor


Andrew Petroll, MS, MD

Associate Professor


Kamal Al-Shalby, MD

Resident, PGY 2


Anne-Marie Giuca, MD

Resident, PGY 3


Olivia Algiers, MPH

Research Associate I