Yuki Ohtsuyama, an assistant researcher, has worked with the elderly for many years in clinical environments. Her personal experiences lead to her interest in research on elderly abuse and how it can be better identified by nurses. After graduating with a BSN in 2008, Yuki began clinical work with patients as an RN in a surgical ward specializing in respiratory medicine, and orthopedic and gastrointestinal surgery. She continued work as a nurse both in an emergency room and in a nursing home while working to achieve her MSN. She graduated with a specialization in gerontology in 2014.