Darla I. Chapman, DNP, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Harborview Medical Center, MBWC Clinic
Principal Investigator and Clinician, ADRC

Darla Chapman is nurse practitioner for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center.

Darla received her nursing degree in 1993 and spent most of her 20 years as an RN working with individuals living with memory loss. In 2016 Darla received her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Washington, along with her Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Darla specializes in the care of older adults with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. She has experience in diagnosing and treating many types of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease,  frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies, and Parkinson's disease dementia. She enjoys approaches to care that focus not only on individuals living with memory loss, but also the health and needs of their care partners.

She is actively involved in the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center as a Principal Investigator and clinician for several clinical trials investigating new medications and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, teaches nurse practitioner students, and lectures for the University of Washington School of Nursing.