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CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE CARE IN AGING

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the Center

About the Center

 

On-going Activities

Community Aging in Place - Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE)
New Ways for Better Days: On-line Program 
FREE: Living with Dementia - Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies
The Issue Is... Seminar Series (Join our mailing list for updates.)

 
Thank you for taking the time to arrange a wide variety of learning experiences and opportunities for me while I was at Johns Hopkins. The Summer Research Institute was a very valuable experience for me. I hope to continue to be in touch in the future, perhaps at GSA.
Amber Watts, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas

Center Faculty

Center Director

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN
Phone: 410-502-2605
email: 
sszanto1@jhu.edu
Research areas: Gerontology; aging in place; racial and socioeconomic health disparities, community-based programs, income supplementation

SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Jennifer Smith, BS
Phone: 410-955-9954
email: jwells40@jhu.edu

Project AdMinistrator

Sokha Koeuth, MPH, BBA
Phone: 410-614-4639
email: skoeuth1@jhu.edu

Principal Faculty

Kamila A. Alexander, PhD, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor, Department of Community-Public Health
Phone: 443-287-8529
email: kalexan3@jhu.edu
Research areas:Intimate partner violence and HIV risk; health inequities; healthy sexuality; emerging adulthood; reproductive coercion; community-based research; social determinants of health

Valerie Cotter, DrNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP
Assistant Professor, Department of Community-Public Health
Phone: 410-955-7758
email: vcotter1@jhu.edu
Research areas: Dementia; Alzheimer's disease; aging

Rita D'Aoust, PhD, ACNP, ANP-BC, CNE
Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning
email: rdaoust1@jhu.edu
Research areas:  Interprofessional education; underserved populations

Patrick Doyle, DrNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP 
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
email: pdoyle@bvsl.net
Research areas: Dementia; assisted living care; aging

Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Department of Community-Public Health
Phone: 410-614-2669
email: hhan3@jhu.edu
Research areas: Community-based participatory research, health disparities, cancer control, cardiovascular risk reduction, chronic disease management, minority and immigrant health, cross-cultural instrumentation

Bryan Hansen, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC
Assistant Professor, Community Public Health Nursing
Phone: 410-614-4820
email: bhansen3@jhu.edu
Research areas: dementia, aggressive behaviors, neuropsychiatric symptoms, elder abuse, caregiving, geropsychiatry, person-centered interventions, restraint/seclusion reduction

Sharon Kozachik, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
Phone: 410-502-7259
email: skozach1@jhu.edu
Research areas: Pain, sleep disturbance, symptom management, HPA axis responsivity, hyperarousal

Marie Nolan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Chair, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
Phone: 410-614-1684
email: mnolan3@jhu.edu
Research areas: Gerontology, aging in place, racial and socioeconomic health disparities

Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD
Associate Scientist, Center for Innovative Care in Aging
Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Phone: 410-955-0412
email: jparisi1@jhu.edu
Research areas: Cognitive aging, prevention, lifestyle activities, personality, community-based interventions, public health

Lauren J. Parker, PhD, MPH
Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
email: lparke27@jhmi.edu
Research areas: Psycho-social stress, health disparities, life course and aging

Natalie Regier, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Community-Public Health
email: nregier1@jhu.edu
Research areas:dementia-related restlessness, myriad problems resulting from the ambiguity of restlessness, including improperly-targeted behavioral interventions

Laura Samuel, PhD, CRNP
Assistant Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
Phone: 410-502-7170
email: lsamue11@jhu.edu
Research areas: Socioeconomic status, neighborhoods, aging, chronic disease, health disparities, health promotion

Sarah Szanton, PhD, CRNP
Associate Professor, Department of Community-Public Health
Phone: 410-502-2605
email: sszanto1@jhu.edu
Research areas: Gerontology; aging in place; racial and socioeconomic health disparities

Elizabeth Tanner, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Department of Community-Public Health
Phone: 410-614-5303
email: etanner3@jhu.edu
Research areas: Gerontology and health promotion

Janiece L. Walker, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Phone: 443-287-4503
email: jwalke90@jhu.edu
Research areas: Minority aging; pain; women's health

Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, RN, CCM
Assistant Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
Phone: 410-502-1114
email: jwenzel@jhu.edu
Research areas: Oncology, health disparities, health services research; managed care, case management, treatment decision making; computer-assisted qualitative data analysis

Rebecca J. Wright, PhD, BSC (HONS), RN
Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Public Health
Phone: 410-955-7763
email: rebecca.wright@jhu.edu
Research areas: Palliative and end-of-life care; wound care; dementia; geriatrics; family caregivers; health care experiences and service design

Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, MSN, RN
Faculty Associate, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
Phone: 410-502-0184
email: cyeh13@jhu.edu
Research areas: Cancer; pain management, auricular medicine

Core Faculty

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Kevin Frick, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Engineering

Presentations & Publications

Resources

Resources

The interdivisional Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging is creating a national and international impact by:

  • Bringing together experts in trial methodology, bioethics, health policy, health disparities, community-participatory research, bio-behavioral measurement, implementation science, epidemiology, health economics, health systems design, and geriatrics from throughout Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere in the geronotologic community

  • Engaging in research to develop and test innovative interventions to enhance care programs and health outcomes for diverse aging populations

  • Shortening the time span from intervention to implementation of clinical trial evidence and translating and implementing evidence-based programs in community and practice settings

  • Providing research training, education and mentorship in gerontologic and geriatric evidence-based programs to emerging scholars and practitioners in nursing and other health and human service professions

Related Hopkins Aging Centers

Programs
& Activities

Programs and Activities

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging brings to the variety of audiences who work in the field of gerontology a wide range of activities aimed at advancing research in areas concerning dementia care, functional difficulties, fall risk, and quality of life among older adults with chronic and co-morbid illnesses. Current and upcoming programs explore community partnering to enhance home safety and quality of life in older adults; cardiovascular risk reduction; and family involvement in elder care.

Ongoing and future activities include:

  • Monthly research-in-progress meetings

  • Summer Research Institute on Development of Behavioral Interventions

  • Lectureship series on topics pertinent to behavioral intervention research

  • A meaningful exchange and consultation network of behavioral intervention scientists

  • A network of practice and community sites willing to participate as research sites or who are interested in implementing evidence-based programs generated by Center faculty and the network of behavioral intervention scientists

Working
Research
Groups

Working Research Groups

Activities and Adulthood:  Dr. Jeanine Parisi, Facilitator
Behavioral Interventions:  Dr. Sarah L. Szanton, Facilitator
Community health workers: Dr. Hae-Ra Han, Facilitator
Dementia behavior: Dr. Rebecca Wright, Facilitator
Discrimination: Drs. Lauren Parker and Sarah L. Szanton  

News

News

Dr. Hae-Ra Han

A health literacy-focused community health worker intervention successfully promoted cancer-screening behaviors and related cognitive and attitudinal outcomes in Asian immigrant women. (Han HR, Song Y, Kim M, Hedlin HK, Kim K, Ben Lee H, Roter D. Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Literacy Among Korean American Women: A Community Health Worker-Led Intervention. Am J Public Health. 2017 Jan;107(1):159-165.

Dr. Rita D’Aoust

Chronic, neuropathic pain is a severe physically and emotionally disabling condition that often responds poorly to standard pain treatment. Alternative and complementary treatment approaches may be useful.  Results from a pilot study suggested that ART may be a useful treatment for chronic moderate–to–severe neuropathic pain for older adults.  (Kip, K. E., Tofthagen, C., D'Aoust, R. F., Girling, S. A., Harper, Y., & Rosenzweig, L. (2016). Pilot Study of Accelerated Resolution Therapy for Treatment of Chronic Refractory Neuropathic Pain. Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 22(6), 243-250. doi:10.1089/act.2016.29082.kek.)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) appears to be an effective, brief treatment for symptoms of Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans residing in a homeless shelter. Compared to veterans recruited from the community, veterans residing in the homeless shelter were older and presented with more extensive psychopathology yet had less combat exposure while being more likely to have experienced sexual assault. However, development of effective strategies to maximize treatment completion among homeless veterans is needed. (Kip, K. E., D'Aoust, R. F., Hernandez, D. F., Girling, S. A., Cuttino, B., Long, M. K., & Rosenzweig, L. (2016). Evaluation of brief treatment of symptoms of psychological trauma among veterans residing in a homeless shelter by use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Nursing outlook, 64(5), 411-423.)

Dr. Laura N. Gitlin

In a study of 180 African American older adults with depression, we found that the appraisal as to whether life is worth living could be improved through a behavioral activation oriented 8-session depression program (Get Busy Get Better:  Helping Older Adults Beat the Blues); and that improving how one values life also decreased depressive symptoms  (Gitlin et al., 2017).  We improved the valuation of life by connecting older adults to valued activities and helping them manage everyday hassles impinging on their mood and ability to be activated. (Gitlin, L. N., Parisi, J. M., Huang, J., Winter, L., & Roth, D., L. (2017). Valuation of Life as outcome and mediator of a depression intervention for older African Americans:  The Get Busy Get Better Trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4710)

In a pilot randomized trial of 20 individuals with frontotemporal dementia, we found that an occupational therapy-delivered program (New Ways for Better Days:  Tailoring Activities for Individuals with Dementia and Caregivers – TAP for short) which tailored meaningful activities to the abilities of participants resulted in a reduction of behavioral symptoms and maintenance of functional performance.  This study complements 5 other studies evaluating TAP and showing statistically significant and clinically meaningful outcomes, thus providing an important approach to supporting quality of life for persons living with dementia (O’Connor et al). O'Connor, C. M., Clemson, L., Brodaty, H., Low, L., Jeon, Y., Gitlin, L. N., Piguet, O., & Mioshi, E. (2017). The Tailored Activity Program (TAP) to address behavioural disturbances in frontotemporal dementia: a feasibility and pilot study.  Disability and Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1387614

2016

Dr. Laura N. Gitlin

  • We show that “Valuation of Life” is an important construct with strong psychometric properties to assess how older adults appraise whether life is worth living; with older African Americans tending to have more favorable appraisals than older Whites. (Gitlin, L.N., Parisi, J., Huang, J., Roth, D.  (2016). Attachment to life:  Psychometric analysis of the valuation of life scale and differences among older adults. The Gerontologist. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv696)
  • We show that caregivers with high levels of readiness to use new strategies to support individuals with dementia, are more responsive to intervention and report better outcomes such as reductions in behavioral symptoms, and upset. (Gitlin L. N., & Rose, K., (2016). Impact of caregiver readiness on outcomes of a nonpharmacological intervention to address behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, doi:10.1002/gps.4422 [doi]. NIHMSID:NIHMSID773388)
  • We have developed new approaches to advancing behavioral interventions to maximize their potential for real world implementation. (Gitlin, L. N. & Czaja, S. J. (2016).  Behavioral Intervention Research:  Designing, Evaluating and Implementing.  Springer Publishing Company.)
  • We show that using activities tailored to a patient with dementia’s interests and abilities reduces negative behavioral symptoms and improves positive engagement (Gitlin, L.N., Marx, K. A., Alonzi, D., Kvedar, T., Moody, J., Trahan, M., Van Haitsma, K. (2016). Feasibility of the Tailored Activity Program for Hospitals (TAP-H). The Gerontologist, Practice Concepts. doi:10.1093/geront/gnw052)

Dr. Hae-Ra Han

  • We have shown that community health worker interventions are re generally effective in promoting healthy behaviors and chronic care outcomes when compared with alternatives and also cost-effective for certain health conditions, particularly when partnering with low-income, underserved, and racial and ethnic minority communities.  (Kim, K., Choi, J., Choi, E., Nieman, C., Joo, J., Lin, F., Gitlin, L., Han, H. (2016). Effects of community-based health worker interventions to improve chronic disease management and care among vulnerable populations: A systematic review. Am J Public Health, e1-e26. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302987 PMCID: PMC4785041)

Dr. Sarah L. Szanton

  • We can improve low income older adult’s functional difficulties in 75% of participants.   (Szanton, S.L Leff, B.L., Wolff, J.L., Roberts, L. Gitlin, L.N Home-based care model reduces disability and promotes aging in place in press at Health Affairs)
  • Homebound older adults still want to be engaged in social activities.  (Szanton, S.L.,  Roberts, L., Leff, B., Walker, J.L., Seplaki, C.L., Soones, T., Thorpe, R.J., Ornstein, K. (2016) Home But Still Engaged: Participation In Social Activities Among The Homebound  Quality of Life Research. (2016) 25 1913-1920 PMCID in progress)
  • We can improve balance and strength with simple “exergames”  (Szanton, S.L. Walker, R.K, Lim, J.H., Fisher, L., Zhan, A., Gitlin, L.N. Thorpe, R.J., Terzis, A. (2016)  Development of an “Exergame” For Urban-Dwelling Older Adults With Functional Limitations: Results And Lessons Learned. Progress In Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, And Action)

SON Releases

Online Course Brings Dementia Care Home
Dec 1, 2014 9:40:00 AM EST

Pick a holiday – any holiday – at this time of year, and thoughts turn to family, of bringing the generations together to re-live memories and make new ones. For many families, this means bringing a grandparent, a parent, an aunt, or a cousin with dementia home from a full-time care facility or assuring that persons with dementia living at home are able to meaningfully participate in festivities....Click here to read more.

Laura Gitlin Earns GSA’s Lawton Award
Jul 31, 2014 7:00:00 AM EDT

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the M. Powell Lawton Award by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging....Click here to read more.

Tanner Earns AGS Award for Leadership on Geriatrics Education
May 22, 2014 12:01:00 PM EDT

The American Geriatrics Society presented Elizabeth “Ibby” Tanner, PhD, MS, RN, with the 2014 Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award on May 16 during its Annual Scientific Meeting Awards Ceremony in New York....Click here to read more.

March-April Nursing Research News
May 5, 2014 2:05:00 PM EDT

From sexual violence among displaced women and girls to natural health products and children’s healthcare, to self-care protocols, VAP, and asthma: the Johns Hopkins Nursing Research News (part one of two):...Click here to read more.

Summer Research Institute a Bridge to Interventions
Feb 25, 2014 9:35:00 AM EST

Formulating an amazing idea for a behavioral intervention is half the battle. For the much more difficult second half there is Developing Behavioral Interventions: A Summer Research Institute (June 11-13, 2014), designed to advance the skills of junior faculty, post-doctoral students, researchers, or investigators with limited experience in health-related behavioral intervention research....Click here to read more.

Nursing News—December 2013
Dec 10, 2013 11:57:00 AM EST

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) faculty and students prepare for the holidays while organizing interprofessional education events, presenting at conferences, and applying for grants....Click here to read more.

Gitlin Joins Team to Help Change Practice for Older Adults
Oct 30, 2013 11:09:00 AM EDT

nursing agingLong an agent for change in how America cares for its elderly, Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has joined a dynamic team focused on spurring rapid advances in care practices with older adults, their families, and communities....Click here to read more.

September-October Nursing Research News
Oct 2, 2013 9:51:00 AM EDT

Fewer than 10 percent who would benefit from alcohol treatment actually get care. Associate professor Deborah S. Finnell, DNS, RN, and a colleague describe how a discussion about alcohol’s effect on the brain and how the brain can heal may help individuals bridge this “treatment gap.” The conversation, one-on-one or through a video now being tested, can help dispel the fear and stigma that keep heavy drinkers from taking action. Finnell says, “Alcohol use shouldn’t be about shame and blame. It’s a chronic disorder, like diabetes or hypertension. We nurses can help these individuals understand and manage their illness, rather than to hide from it.” [“Providing information about the neurobiology of alcohol use disorders to close the ‘referral to treatment gap.’ ” Nursing Clinics of North America, September 2013.]...Click here to read more.

Beating Heart Disease One Day at a Time
Sep 27, 2013 4:08:00 PM EDT

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, at 17.3 million deaths a year worldwide (malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis combined kill just under 3.9 million women a year). It’s the cause of 1 in 3 deaths. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more than 2,150 Americans each day, or one death every 40 seconds, according to the American Heart Association. There are 600,000 non-smokers globally, including children, killed each year by exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. And 1 million babies worldwide are born each year with a heart defect....Click here to read more.

Center for Aging: Stay Calm and Innovate
Sep 12, 2013 1:01:00 PM EDT

A transformation in the treatment of patients with dementia is quietly taking place at the Lakeside Medical Unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center....Click here to read more.

Faculty Publish Upbeat Findings on Elders' Depression
Aug 20, 2013 12:05:00 PM EDT

Gitlin Beat the BluesTwo studies by core faculty from the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing show that a low-cost, home-based program called Beat the Blues can reduce symptoms of depression in two of three older African Americans, even when they have severe financial worries....Click here to read more.

New Hopkins Nursing MOOCs Target TB, Dementia
Aug 12, 2013 9:30:00 AM EDT

An aging population and an old health scourge are the driving forces behind two massive open online courses (MOOCs) being offered this fall by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON)....Click here to read more.

July-August 2013 Nursing Research News
Aug 1, 2013 2:54:00 PM EDT

The effects of racism or even the perception of racism on health leads a roundup of July and August scholarly publications from faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing....Click here to read more.

Committed to Geriatric Nursing
Jul 30, 2013 1:23:00 PM EDT

Aging: An actuality that all must face; yet, out of a world population of more than 3 billion people, only a relative handful of health professionals are trained to treat its ever-changing effects. Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, and Julie Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP/GNP-BC, CCNS, both experienced and committed to geriatric nursing, are working toward improving an exploding population of older adults....Click here to read more.

JHU, Michigan Team Up on Dementia Tool
Jun 10, 2013 12:25:00 PM EDT

Aside from memory loss and cognitive impairments, often the most difficult aspect of caring for people with dementia is treating their disruptive changes in behavior....Click here to read more.

Nursing Research News--May-June 2013
Jun 3, 2013 3:47:00 PM EDT

nursing schoolIn the latest edition of Johns Hopkins Nursing Research News: Pumping up heart health messages among the underserved; male abusers harm their own work status too; tools for handling dementia; nursing students ready to nurse; deadly HIV-TB treatment puzzle; and more....Click here to read more.

Too Much TLC for Rural Cancer Patients?
Mar 25, 2013 11:01:00 AM EDT

As a former EMT in rural Virginia, Rachel Klimmek witnessed disparities faced by residents separated from good care by distance and poverty. So when she decided her PhD dissertation should look at health disparities among aging cancer survivors, Klimmek knew right where to start....Click here to read more.

You’re Only as Old as You Feel
Mar 18, 2013 8:00:00 AM EDT

nursing schoolIt’s said, “You’re only as old as you feel,” and that certainly rang true for guests who attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) Geriatric Interest Group (GIG) Senior Prom, March 2....Click here to read more.

A $50,000 Jumpstart for Gerontology Faculty
Jan 8, 2013 9:58:00 AM EST

nursing schoolThere are few shortcuts to gaining the wisdom and experience necessary in the challenging—and growing—field of caring for aging patients. Any jumpstart in that process can be nearly priceless....Click here to read more.

Hopkins Nursing ELNEC Trains the Trainers
Dec 11, 2012 9:26:00 AM EST

nursing schoolOffer just one person the knowledge available through the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Train the Trainer Course and you’ve created a potential army of advocates for geriatric patients facing the end of life....Click here to read more.

Six Steps to Reduce Dementia’s Troubling Symptoms
Nov 21, 2012 9:24:00 AM EST

nursing schoolBehavior changes are among the most visible, disruptive and distressing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias....Click here to read more.

Hopkins Researchers to Present at GSA Conference
Nov 14, 2012 9:00:00 AM EST

nursing schoolFour faculty and one recent graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) will be presenting at the Gerontological Society of America 2012 annual conference Nov. 14-17 in San Diego, California....Click here to read more.

University, City Team to Keep Elders CAPABLE
Nov 7, 2012 11:45:00 AM EST

nursing schoolThe Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing’s (JHUSON) Center for Innovative Care in Aging is teaming up with the Baltimore City Office of Aging - Health Department to continue home-based disability reduction intervention efforts....Click here to read more.

CAPABLE Means Home, Not Nursing Homes, for Older Adults
Jun 26, 2012 1:00:00 PM EDT

school of nursingAssistant professor Sarah Szanton has received research funding that will mean the difference between "disability" and "capability". ...Click here to read more.

Shillam Joins Hopkins Nursing Faculty
Jun 1, 2012 9:30:00 AM EDT

Nursing SchoolGeriatric nurse educator Casey Shillam,  PhD, RN-BC, is the newest member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) faculty....Click here to read more.

Publications

 
 
 
Gitlin, L. N. (31 July 2017) Glass Half Full: Caregiving Interventions, Gaps and Promising Directions. Invited Presentation at NIA Workshop on Next Generation of Dementia Caregiver Interventions. Bethesda, MD.

Gitlin, L. N. (8, May 2017).  Behavioral Interventions for Behavioral Symptoms: What do they tell us about Mechanisms?. Invited Presentation at NIMH conference on Mechanisms of Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia. Bethesda, MD.

Gitlin, L.N. (20 April 2017). Improving quality of life for persons with Dementia and their caregivers: Empirical and practical considerations for occupational therapists. Invited Presentations at St. Genevieve Lectureship Award, St. Catherine University. St. Paul, Minnesota

Gitlin, L.N. (20 April 2017). Integrating evidence into practice and education to improve Dementia care: What does it take? Invited Presentations at St. Genevieve Lectureship Award, St. Catherine University. St. Paul, Minnesota

Gitlin, L.N. (31 March 2017) Non-pharmacologic Approaches to Managing Behaviors in Persons with Dementia: The Tailored Activity Program. Invited Presentation at AOTA Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Gitlin, L.N. (5 November 2016). Managing dementia behaviors: What’s the best approach? Invited Keynote at UC Davis School of Nursing. Sacramento, California.

Gitlin, L.N., Hinton, L. (4 November 2016). Families caring for an aging America. Invited Discussion at UC Davis School of Nursing. Sacramento, California.

Publications

Gitlin, L.N., Cigliana, J., Cigliana, L., Papa, K. (2017). Supporting family caregivers of persons with dementia in the community:  Description of the ‘Memory Care Home Solutions’ program and its impacts. Innovations in Aging. DOI:10.1093/geroni/igx013

Yonge, A.V., Swenor, B.K., Miller, R., Goldhammer, V., West, S.K., Friedman, D.S., Gitlin, L.N., & Ramulu, P.Y. (2017). Quantifying fall-related hazards in the homes of persons with glaucoma. Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.11.032

Gitlin, L. N., Parisi, J. M., Huang, J., Winter, L., & Roth, D., L. (2017). Valuation of Life as outcome and mediator of a depression intervention for older African Americans:  The Get Busy Get Better Trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4710

Rose, K. C, & Gitlin, L.N. (2017). Background characteristics and treatment-related factors associated with treatment success or failure in a nonpharmacological intervention for dementia caregivers.  International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1017/S1041610217000205

Livingston, G., Sommerlad, A., Orgeta, V., Costafreda, S., Huntley, J., Ames, D., Ballard, C., Banerjee, C., Burns, A., Mansfield-Cohen, J., Cooper, C., Fox, N., Gitlin, L.N., Howard, R., Kales, H., Larson, E., Ritchie, K., Rockwood, K., Sampson, E., Samus, Q., Schneider, L., Selbaek, G., Teri, L., Mukadam, N. (2017).  The Lancet Global Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care.  Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31363-6

Guan, Y., Roter, D., Erby, L., Wolff, J.L., Gitlin, L.N., Roberts, J.S., Christensen, K.D., & Green, R.C. (2017). Disclosing genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease to cognitively impaired patients and visit companions: Findings from the REVEAL Study. Patient Education and Counseling. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.12.005

Amjad, H., Wong, S.K., Roth, D.L., Huang, J., Black, B.S., Johnston, D., Rabins, P.V., Gitlin, L.N., Lykestos, C.G., & Samus, Q.M. (2017). Health services utilization in older adults with dementia receiving care coordination: The Maximizing Independence (MIND) at home trial. Journal of American Geriatric Society. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12647

Gitlin, L.N., Kales, H.J., Marx, K., Stanislawski, B., & Lyketos, C. (2017). A randomized trial of a web-based platform to help families manage dementia-related behavioral symptoms:  The WeCareAdvisorTM. Contemporary Clinical Trials. DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.08.001

Choi, S.W., Budhathoki, C., & Gitlin, L.N. (2017). Prevalence, co-occurrence and correlates of three commonly occurring behavioral symptoms in dementia: Rejection of care, aggression, and agitation. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2016.10.013

Gajardo J, Aravena JM, Budinich M, Larraín A, Fuentes P, Gitlin L.N. (2017).The Kintun program: From novel experiment to national policy (Innovative practice). DOI: 10.1177/1471301217721863

Kolanowski, A., Brewster, G., Scerpella, D., Kales, H., Sefcik, J., Petrosky, D., Nalls, V., Liu, W., MacAndrew, M., Boltz, M., Van Haitsma, K., Knehans, A., Gilmore-Bykovskyi, A., Jao, Y.L., Resnick, B.,  Sutterlin, J., Galik, E., Duffort, N., Gitlin, L.N., & Massimo, L. (2017). Determinants of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: A scoping review of the evidence. Nursing Outlook. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.06.006

Gleason, K. T., Gitlin, L.N. & Szanton, S. (2017). The association of socioeconomic conditions, race and readiness to learn new ways of performing daily activities in older adults with functional difficulties. Journal of Applied Gerontology. DOI: 10.1177/0733464817721110

Mihailovic, A., Swenor, B.K., Friedman, D. S., West, S.K., Gitlin, L.N., & Ramulu, P.Y. (2017). Gait implications of visual field damage from glaucoma. Translational Vision Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1167/tvst.6.3.23

Vick, J.B., Amjad, H., Smith, K.C., Boyd, C.M., Gitlin, L.N., Roth, D.L., Roter, D.L., & Wolff, J.L. (2017) “Let him speak:” a descriptive qualitative study of the roles and behaviors of family companions in primary care visits among older adults with cognitive ipairment. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4732.

Waldersen, B. W., Wolff, J., Roberts, L., Bridges, A., Gitlin, L. N., & Szanton, S. (2017).  Functional goals and predictors of their attainment in low-income community-dwelling older adults enrolled in CAPABLE.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.11.017

De Luna, R.A., Mihailovic, A., Nguyen, A.M., Friedman, D.S., West, S.K., Gitlin, L.N., & Ramulu P. Y. (2017). The impact of glaucomatous visual field loss on balance. Translational Vision Science and Technology vol.6, 8. doi:10.1167/tvst.6.3.8

Aravena, J. M., Albala, C., and Gitlin, L. N. (2017) Measuring change in perceived well-being of family caregivers: validation of the Spanish version of the Perceived Change Index (PCI-S) in Chilean dementia caregivers. International Journal Geriatric Psychiatry, doi: 10.1002/gps.4734.

Werner, N.E., Stanislawski, B., Marx, K. A., Watkins, D. C., Kobayashi, M., Kales, H., & Gitlin, L. N. (2017). Getting what they need when they need it: Identifying barriers to information needs of family caregivers to manage dementia-related behavioral symptoms. Applied Clinical Informatics. Appl Clin Inform 2017; 8: 191–205.  https://doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2016-07-RA-0122

Szanton, S.L Leff, B.L., Wolf​f, J.L., Roberts, L. Gitlin, L.N. (2016) Innovative home-based care model reduces disability and promotes aging in place. Health Affairs. DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0140

 Guan, Y., Wolff, J.L., Boyd, C.M., Vick, J., Amjad, H., Roth, D.L., Gitlin, L.N. & Roter, D. L. (2016). Examining the context and helpfulness of family companion contributions to older adults' primary care visits. Patient Education and Counseling. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.10.022

Swenor, B., Yonge, A., Goldhammer, V, Miller, R., Gitlin, L. N., & Ramulu, P. (2016). Evaluation of the Home Environment Assessment for the Visually Impaired (HEAVI): an instrument designed to quantify fall-related hazards in the visually impaired.  BMC Geriatrics,16 (1):214. DOI: 10.1186/s12877-016-0391-2 PMCID: PMC5148906

Nieman, C., Mamo, S., Betz, J., Choi, J., Contrera, K., Thorpe, R., Gitlin, L.N., Tanner, E., Han, H., Szanton, S., & Lin, F. (2016). The Baltimore HEARS pilot Study: An affordable, accessible, community-delivered hearing care intervention. The Gerontologist: Practice Concepts. The Gerontologist Vol. 00, No. 00, 1–14. doi:10.1093/geront/gnw153

Regier, N., Hodgson, N. & Gitlin, L. N. (2016). Characteristics of activities for persons with dementia at the mild, moderate and severe Stages.  The Gerontologist, Practice Concepts. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw133

Kales, H.C., Gitlin, L.N., Stanislawski, B., Marx, K., Turnwald, M., Watkins, D., Lyketsos, C. G. (2016). WeCareAdvisor™: The development of a caregiver-focused, web-based program to assess and manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Alzheimer Dementia and Associated Disorders. DOI: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000177

Kamila Alexander

Alexander, K.A. Perrin, N., Jennings, J.M., Ellen, J., Trent, M. Sexually Transmitted Infection History, Childbearing Motivation and Contraceptive Use among Urban African-American Adolescent and Young Adult Women. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA [Podium]

Alexander, K.A. Reproductive Coercion, Intimate Partner Violence, and HIV: Intersecting Risks among Young Women. Research Education for Diverse Scholars Conference. Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT [Invited]

Willie, T.C., Powell, A., Callands, T., Sipsma, H., Peasant, C., Magriples, U., Alexander, K.A., Kershaw, T. (in press) Investigating Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Reproductive Coercion Victimization among Young Parenting Couples: A Longitudinal Study, Psychology of Violence

Fields, J., King, K.M., Alexander, K.A., Smith, K., Sherman, S.G., Knowlton, A. (2017) Recently Released Black Men’s Perceptions of Incarceration’s Impact on Sexual Partnering, Culture, Health, & Sexuality, doi: 10.1080/13691058.2017.1325009.

Willie, T.C., Kershaw, T., Campbell, J.C., Alexander, K.A. (2017) Intimate Partner Violence and PrEP Acceptability Among Low-Income, Young Black Women: Exploring the Mediating Role of Reproductive Coercion, AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1767-9

Decker, M.R., Dick, R., Flessa, S., Pillai, R., Quam, J., Cheng, D., McDonald-Mosley, R., Holliday, C., Alexander, K.A., Miller, E. (2017). Implementing Partner Violence Assessment in Family Planning Clinics. Journal of Women’s Health., doi: 10.1089/jwh.2016.6093

St. Vil, N.M., Sabri, B., Nwokolo, V., Alexander, K.A., Campbell, J.C. (2017) A Qualitative Study of Survival Strategies Used by Black Women Who Experienced IPV. Social Work., 62(1), 63-71, doi: 10.1093/sw/sww080.

Alexander, K.A. (2016) Emotions and Sexual Safety Decision Making among Black Young Women. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, 2(4), 33-55, doi: 10.1353/bsr.2016.0014.

Rita D’Aoust

D’Aoust, R. (2017, March). Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice: Preparing Surgeons for Future Teamwork. Invited presentation for the 8th Annual International Women in Surgery Career Symposium, Orlando, FL.

D’Aoust, R., Brummel-Smith, K., Counsel, S., Golden, R., Hyer, K., Katz, P., Newman, M., & Tumosa, N. (2016, Nov.). Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Models in Engaging Federally Qualified Health centers.

Gerontology Society of America 2016 Annual Meeting. Selected as the presidential symposium for Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

D’Aoust, R., Wilson, C., Michael, M., & Gore, T. (2016, September). Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association 2016 Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ.

D’Aoust, R., Coyle, A., Tanner, E., & Monihan, A. (2017, July).Team Objective Structured Clinical Encounters (TOSCE) in Interprofessional Education.  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Institute for Excellence in Education Summer Teaching Camp Course. Baltimore, MD.

Publications

Rossiter, A. Morrison-Beedy, D., Capper, T., & D’Aoust, R. Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century Veteran: Development of an Evidence-Based Online Veteran Healthcare Course. Journal of Professional Nursing (in review).

Rossiter, A., D’Aoust, R., Shafer, M., Martin, M., & Kip, K.  (2017). Accelerated Resolution Therapy for Women Veterans Experiencing Military Sexual Trauma Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health. 5(4), 1180, 1-6.

D’Aoust, R., Rossiter, A., Elliott, A., Ji, Ming., Lengacher, C., & Groer, M. (2017). Women Veterans, a Population at Risk for Fibromyalgia: the Associations

Kip, K. E., Tofthagen, C., D'Aoust, R. F., Girling, S. A., Harper, Y., & Rosenzweig, L. (2016). Pilot Study of Accelerated Resolution Therapy for Treatment of Chronic Refractory Neuropathic Pain. Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 22(6), 243-250. doi:10.1089/act.2016.29082.kek.

Kip, K. E., D'Aoust, R. F., Hernandez, D. F., Girling, S. A., Cuttino, B., Long, M. K., ... & Rosenzweig, L. (2016). Evaluation of Brief Treatment of Symptoms of Psychological Trauma among Veterans Residing in a Homeless Shelter by Use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Nursing Outlook, 64(5), 411-423.

Hae-Ra Han

Nieman CL, Mamo SK, Han HR, Gitlin LN, Szanton SL, Slogeris B, Weikert M, Lin FR. Social Design as an Innovative Approach to Intervention Development: Methodology and Lessons from Baltimore HEARS. 24th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA. July 23-27.

Han HR, Jin S, Baker, D, Kunkel J, Evans C, Sharps P, Farley J. Barriers and facilitators of Pap testing among women living with HIV. International Council on Women’s Health Issues 21st Biennial Congress, Baltimore, MD. November 6-8.

Roche O, Kim K, Sharps P, Farley J, Han HR. Intergenerational interventions for parents living with HIV and their children. International Council on Women’s Health Issues 21st Biennial Congress, Baltimore, MD. November 6-8.

Delva S. Han HR. Barriers to and facilitators of high blood pressure self-management among inner-city Latinos in the United States: A focus group study. 27th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Cape Town, South Africa, July 21-25.

Nersesian P, Szanton S, Yenokyan G, Han HR, Nolan M, Blumenthal R. The relationship between loneliness in middle age and biomarkers of systemic inflammation: Findings from MIDUS, a study of midlife in the United States. Association for Clinical and Translational Science Annual Meeting, Washington DC. April 19-21.

Abshire M, Page G, Budathoki C, Davidson P, Russell S, Han HR, Desai S, Himmelfarb CD. Physiological and psychological stress response are related to quality of life and functional status among people living with a left ventricular assist device. American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Conference, Arlington, VA. April 2-3.

Gray TF, Cudjoe J, Han HR, Wenzel J, Thorpe Jr. RJ, Murphy J. Have you checked? Disparities in cancer screening practices among minority populations. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington DC. April 1-5.

Xu J, Arruda S, Gallo J, Wenzel J, Nolan M, Flowers D, Szanton SL, Dennison-Himmelfarb C, Han HR. Use of vignettes to understand heart failure self-care decisions. The Gerontological Society of America 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. November 16-21.

Sharps P, Han HR, Wilson P, Okeke-Ekpe C, Tran L, Galusha K, Gwan A. Digital resource directory expands nurse-led community- based care. National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA. November 9-11.

Delva S, Vargas G, Pistulka G, Han HR. Barriers to and facilitators of high blood pressure self-management among inner-city Latinos in the United States: A focus group study. American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. October 29-November 2.

Greeno R, Negoita S, Roque N, Will W, Galusha K, Cajita M, Delva S, Han HR. Health literacy intervention for Latinos with uncontrolled hypertension: A feasibility study. American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. October 29-November 2.

Kim K, Murphy J, Wilson P, Sharps P, Farley J, Han HR. The effect of community health worker interventions to promote psychosocial outcomes among people living with HIV. American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. October 29-November 2.

Roche O, Kim K, Sharps P, Farley J, Han HR. Intergenerational interventions for parents living with HIV and their children. American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. October 29-November 2.

National Summit on Next generation interventions for aging research. National Institute on Aging. Bethesda, MD. July 31.

International Health Section Roundtable panel. American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. October 29-November 2.

Aging Together, Bridging Generations: Healthy Aging in Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Communities. 8th Biennial Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Conference co-hosted by AARP and NYU School of Medicine Center for the Study of Asian American Health. New York, NY, September 26 (Plenary Panel on Dementia in Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Communities).

What does HPV research say? Department of Health Staff Training, Baltimore County Department of Health, Baltimore, MD, June 3.

Publications

Xu J, Gallo JJ, Wenzel J, Nolan MT, Budhathoki C, Abshire M, Bower K, Arruda S, Flowers D, Szanton SL, Dennison-Himmelfarb C, Gonzalez K, Han HR. Heart failure rehospitalization and delayed decision making: The impact of self-care and depression. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2017 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Cajita MI, Hodgson NA, Budhathoki C, Han HR. Intention to Use mHealth in Older Adults With Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2017 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Gray TF, Cudjoe J, Han HR, Wenzel J, Thorpe Jr. RJ, Murphy J. (2017). Disparities in cancer screening practices among minority and underrepresented populations. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 33(2), 184-198.

Kang K, Gholizadeh L, Inglis S, Han HR. (2017). Correlates of health-related quality of life in patients with myocardial infarction: A literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 73, 1-16.

Han HR, Song Y, Kim M, Hedlin HK, Kim K, Lee, HB, Roter D. (2017). Breast and cervical cancer screening literacy among Korean American women: A community health worker-led intervention. American Journal of Public Health, 107(1), 159-165. PMCID: PMC5308166

Han HR, Lee JE, Kim K, Chung Y, Kim M, Robinson C, Lee M. (2017). Healthcare utilization among North Korean refugees in South Korea: A mixed-method study. Public Health, 142, 116-120. PMCID: PMC5218888

Cajita MI, Rodney T, Xu J, Hladek M, Han HR. (2017). Quality and health literacy demand of online heart failure information. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 32(2), 156-164. PMCID: PMC5010526

Vargas-Meléndez GB, Cajita M, Whitehouse E, Han HR. (2017). Use of short text messages for hypertension management: A systematic review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 32(3), 260-270.  PMCID: PMC5085898

Nieman CL, Marrone N, Mamo SK, Betz J, Choi JS, Contrera KJ, Thorpe Jr RJ, Gitlin LN, Tanner EK, Han HR, Szanton SL, Lin FR. (In press). The Baltimore HEARS Pilot Study: An Affordable, Accessible, Community-Delivered Hearing Care Intervention. The Gerontologist. 2016 Dec 7. pii: gnw153. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim K, Kim S, Gallo J, Nolan M, Han HR. (In press). Decision-making about Pap test use among Korean American women: A qualitative study. Health Expectations. 2016 Sep 30. doi: 10.1111/hex.12507.

Na PJ, Kim KB, Lee-Tauler SYL, Han HR, Kim MT, Lee HB. (In press). Predictors of suicidal ideation in Korean American older elders: Analysis of the Memory and Aging Study of Koreans (MASK). International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2016 Oct 25. doi: 10.1002/gps.4608.

Choi JS, Shim KS, Kim KH, Nieman CL, Mamo SK, Lin FR, Han HR. (In press). Understanding hearing loss and barriers to hearing health care among Korean American older adults: A focus group study. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2016 August 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Kang K, Gholizadeh L, Inglis S, Han HR. (2016). Interventions that improve health-related quality of life in patients with myocardial infarction. Quality of Life Research, 25(11), 2725-2737.

Lee-Tauler SY, Lee-Kwan SH, Han HR, Lee HB, Gallo JJ, Joo JH. (2016). What does depression mean for Korean American elderly?: A qualitative follow-up study. Psychiatry Investigation, 13(5), 558-565.*Kim J, Huh B, Han HR. (2016). Correlates of misperception of breast cancer risk among Korean American women. Women & Health, 56(6), 634-49. PMCID: PMC4871766

Kim K, Gitlin L, Han HR. (2016). Kim et al. respond. American Journal of Public Health, 106(8), e10-e11.

Lu Y, Zhao W, Xu J, Han HR. (2016). Measuring self-care in persons with type 2 diabetic patients: A systematic review. Evaluation & the Health Professions, 39(2), 131-184.

Cajita MI, Gleason KT, Han HR. (2016). A systematic review of mHealth-based heart failure interventions. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 31(3), E10-22.

Xu J, Abshire M, Han HR. (2016). Decision making among persons living with heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 31(5), E1-E9

Bryan Hansen

Hansen, B. R. (2017). Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment: Evidence for Use in Older Adults. In D. S. Finnell (Chair), Addressing the Global Burden of Alcohol Use in Nursing Curricula. Symposium conducted at the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 28th International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland.

Publications

Finnell, D. S., Savage, C. L., Hansen, B. R., Sanchez, M., White, K., Johnson, J. A., & Seale, J. P. (in press, 2017). Integrating substance use content in an “overcrowded" nursing curricula. Nurse Educator

Katherine Marx

Scerpella, D., Marx, K., Burke, K. & Gitlin, L. Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for a targeted Recruitment strategy in Dementia Studies. Presented at the 2017 IAGG World Conference, July 23 – 27, San Francisco, CA. Poster

Marx, KA. & Gitlin, L. Tailoring Activities for Persons with Dementia to Manage Behaviors: International Perspectives. Presented at the 2017 IAGG World Conference, July 23 – 27, San Francisco, CA. Symposium Co-Chair.

Marx, KA, Rose, K. & Gitlin, L. Factors influencing a caregiver’s readiness to enact an activity intervention. Presented at the 2017 IAGG World Conference, July 23 – 27, San Francisco, CA. Paper

Gitlin, L., Marx, K., Piersol, C. & Scott, J. Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Managing Behaviors in Persons with Dementia: The Tailored Activity Program. Presented at the Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. March 31, 2017. Philadelphia, PA. Short Course

Publications

Pizzi, L, Jutkowitz, E., Marx, K., Gitlin, L.N. (19 November 2016). What are family caregivers willing to pay for an intervention to address behavioral symptoms? Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. Paper.

Gitlin, L.N., Kales, H.J., Marx, K., Stanislawski, B., & Lyketos, C. (In Press). A randomized trial of a web-based platform to help families manage dementia-related behavioral symptoms:  The WeCareAdvisorTM. Contemporary Clinical Trials.

Marx, K.A., Duffort, N., Scerpella, D.L., Samus, Q.M., & Gitlin, L.N. (In Press) Non-pharmacologic evidence-based interventions for managing neuropsychiatric symptoms and mental health issues in residents in assisted living. Senior Housing.

Werner, N.E., Stanislawski, B., Marx, K. A., Watkins, D. C., Kobayashi, M., Kales, H., & Gitlin, L. N. (2017). Getting what they need when they need it: Identifying barriers to information needs of family caregivers to manage dementia-related behavioral symptoms. Applied Clinical Informatics. Appl Clin Inform 2017; 8: 191–205.  https://doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2016-07-RA-0122

Kales, H.C., Gitlin, L.N., Stanislawski, B., Marx, K., Turnwald, M., Watkins, D., Lyketsos, C. G. (2016). WeCareAdvisor™: The development of a caregiver-focused, web-based program to assess and manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Alzheimer Dementia and Associated Disorders. DOI: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000177

Marie Nolan

Mcilfatrick, S., Nolan, M.T., Lewandowski, L., & Abshire, M. (2017). International Network of Doctoral Education in Nursing: Advancing quality doctoral nursing education globally, Sigma Theta Tau International, Research Congress, July 29, 2017, Dublin Ireland (invited)

 Repo, H., Suen, L., Hom, H. Nolan, M.T. (2017). Strategies and Models for Addressing Challenges for Doctoral Education in Nursing Globally-Exemplar programs, International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) Biennial Conference, Trinity College, School of Nursing, July 26, 2017, Dublin, Ireland (invited)

Nolan, M.T. (2016).  Patient and Family Decision Making During Critical Illness at the End of Life, Marquette University, James Wake Lecture, Milwaukee, WI, Nov 14, 2016 (Invited).

Publications

Xu, J., Gallo, J.J., Wenzel, J., Nolan, M.T., Budhathoki, C., Abshire, M., Bower, K., Arruda, S., Flowers, D., Szanton, S.L., Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Gonzalez, K., Han, H. (in press). Association of rehospitalization and delayed decision making with self-care style and depression in heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2017 Jun 1. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000423. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:28574972

Sulmasy DP, Hughes MT, Yenokyan G, Kub J, Terry PB, Astrow AB, Johnson JA, Ho G, Nolan MT. (in press). The TAILORED Study: A randomized controlled trial to improve surrogate decision making. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 2017 Jul 13. pii: S0885-3924(17)30267-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.07.004. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 28712987

Zhang H, Wang Y, Jiang ZM, Kondrup J, Fang H, Andrews M, Nolan MT, Mu SY, Zhang J, Yu K, Lu Q, Kang WM. (2017). Impact of nutritional support on clinical outcome and cost effectiveness analysis in patients at nutritional risk: A prospective cohort study with propensity score matching. Nutrition. May;37:53-59. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2016.12.004. Epub 2016 Dec 20

Davidson PM, Rushton CH, Dotzenrod J, Godack CA, Baker D, Nolan MT. (2016). Just and Realistic Expectations for Persons with Disabilities Practicing Nursing. AMA Journal of Ethics. 18(10):1034-1040.

Natalie Regier

Regier, N. G., & Gitlin, L. N. (2017, July). Characteristics of Activities for Persons with Dementia at the Mild, Moderate and Severe Stages.  Presented at the International Association of Gerontological Societies Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Regier, N. G., & Gitlin, L. N. (2017, July). The Therapeutic Benefit of Activity in Dementia Care: Evidence Across Countries and Service Contexts.  Presented at the International Association of Gerontological Societies Meeting, San Francisco, California.

natalie regier continued

Publications:

Regier, N. G., & Gitlin, L. N. (in press). Dementia-related restlessness:  Relationship to characteristics of persons with dementia and family caregivers. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4705

Regier, N. G., Hodgson, N. A., & Gitlin, R. N. (2016).  Characteristics of activities for persons with dementia at the mild, moderate and severe stages. The Gerontologist. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnw133

Sarah L. Szanton

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Affordable and Accessible Housing for Vulnerable Older Adults and People with Disabilities Living in the Community, Washington, D.C., 12/12/16

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Conference, Baltimore MD, 12/13/16

Habitat for Humanity Learning Collaborative Conference, Philadelphia, PA 12/7/16

Szanton, S.L., Leff, B., Wolff, J.L., Roberts, L., Guralnik, J.,M., Gitlin, L.N. CAPABLE is associated with Decreased Disability in Low Income Older Adults in Baltimore. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics San Francisco, CA, 7/17

Szanton, S.L., Leff, B., Wolff, J.L., Roberts, L., Guralnik, J.,M., Gitlin, L.N. Cost Savings for CAPABLE program driven by Decreases in Hospital and Long Term Care for Participants. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics San Francisco, CA, 7/17

Szanton, S.L., Soliman, D. Leff, B., Gitlin, L.N. Moving from Trial to Multiple Markets:  Planning with a National Foundation for Implementation. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics San Francisco, CA, 7/17

Szanton, S.L., Gitlin, L.N., Delaney, A.L., Walker, J.L., Thorpe, R.J., Roth, D.L., Crews, D. Tailoring a Successful Program to  New Population; From CAPABLE to SOCIABLE International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics San Francisco, CA, 7/17

Walker, R., Szanton, S.L., Adaptation of an Aging-in-Place Intervention to Address the Needs of Rural Cancer Survivors International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA, 7/17

Spoelstra, S., Kohler, M., Roth, J., Evelyn-Gustave, A., Schueller, M., Szanton, S.L., Implementing CAPABLE as MI-CAPABLE in a Medicaid Waiver. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics San Francisco, CA, 7/17

Russell, D., Feinberg, J.L., Bowles, K. Szanton, S.L., A pilot study assessing in-home performance among vulnerable older adults in New York City. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics  San Francisco, CA, 7/17

Publications

Szanton, S.L., Ruppar, T. (2017) Commentary: Building A Mentoring Network epub ahead of print at Nursing Outlook

Szanton, S.L., Gitlin, L.N., Meeting the demographic and health care financing imperatives through focusing on function: the CAPABLE studies Public Policy and Aging Report 6.16

Szanton, S.L. Aging in Place: Innovative Teams (2017) chapter in Nursing Research shaping Health Policy: Springer Publishers.  Edited by Patricia Grady and Ada Sue Hinshaw

Szanton, S.L., Samuel. L.J., Cahill, R., Zielinskie, G. Wolff, J.L., Thorpe, R.J. Jr., Betley (2017) “Food assistance is associated with decreased nursing home admissions for Maryland’s dually eligible older adults” BMC Geriatrics

Samuel. L.J., Szanton, S.L., Cahill, R., Zielinskie, G. Wolff, J.L., Jr., Betley (2017) Food assistance is associated with decreased hospitalizations for Maryland’s dually eligible older adults Population Health

Gleason, K. Gitlin, L.N., Szanton, S.L., (2017) The Association of Socioeconomic Conditions and Readiness to Learn New Ways of Performing Daily Activities in Older Adults with Functional Difficulties Journal of Applied Gerontology 1-18 (with doctoral student as first author)

Parisi, J., Hodgson, N., Roberts L.C., Gitlin, L.N., Szanton, S.L. (2017) Valued activities among individuals with and without cognitive impairments: Findings from the National Health and Aging Trends study (NHATS) The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv144 57 (2) :309-318

Marshall, G., Thorpe, R.J. Jr. Szanton, S.L., (2017) Material Hardship And Self-Rated Mental Health Among Older Black Americans In The National Survey Of American Life Health and Social Work Mar, 2017 1-8

Xu, J., Gallo, J.J., Wenzel, J., Nolan, M.T., Budhathoki, C., Abshire, M., Bower, K., Arruda, S., Flowers, D., Szanton, S.L., Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Gonzalez, K., Han, H.(2017)  Heart Failure rehospitalization and delayed decision making: the impact of self-care and depression. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (with doctoral student as first author)epub ahead of print

Szanton, S.L Leff, B.L., Wolff, J.L., Roberts, L. Gitlin, L.N (2016) Home-based care model reduces disability and promotes aging in place Health Affairs 35 (9) 1558-1563.

Szanton, S.L., Roberts, L., Leff, B., Walker, J.L., Seplaki, C.L., Soones, T., Thorpe, R.J., Ornstein, K. (2016) Home But Still Engaged: Participation In Social Activities Among The Homebound  Quality of Life Research. 25 1913-1920 PMCID in progress

Waldersen B, Wolff JL, Roberts L, Bridges AE, Gitlin LN, Szanton S.L. (2016)  Functional goals and predictors of their attainment among low-income community-dwelling older adults.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.98(5): 896-903 (with medical student)

Nieman, C., Marrone, N., Mamo, S., Betz, J., Choi, J., Contrera, K., Thorpe, R., Gitlin, L.N., Tanner, E.K., Han, H. Szanton, S.L., Lin, F. The Baltimore HEARS Pilot Study: An Affordable, Accessible, Community-Delivered Hearing Care Intervention" The Gerontologist epub ahead of print.

Garoon , J., Engelman, M., Gitlin, L.N., Szanton, S.L. (2016) “Where does the neighborhood go? Trust, social engagement, and health among older adults in Baltimore City.” Health and Place.41 58-66 (with former postdoc                           

Jennifer Wenzel

Wenzel, J.  Strategies for engaging, recruiting and retaining diverse women in medical research. 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, Ca  (Invited Panelist).

Wenzel, J. "Cancer & How It Affects The Family.” Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Symposium: "Improving Outcomes; Enhancing Care 2017.” (Invited Speaker).

Wenzel, J. Paper presented at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois – CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland. Addressing Cancer Clinical Trial Enrollment and Retention through Use of Patient Navigation.  (Invited speaker).

Wenzel, J. Paper presented at Université de  Lausanne – UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Community Approaches to Address Cancer Disparities. (Invited speaker). 

Publications

*Xu, J., Gallo, J.J., Wenzel, J., Nolan, M.T., Budhathoki, C., Abshire, M., Bower, K., Arruda, S., Flowers, D., Szanton, S.L., Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Gonzalez, K., Han, H. (In press, 2017). Association of rehospitalization and delayed decision making with self-care style and depression in heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Gray, T.F., Cudjoe,  J., Murphy, J., Thorpe, R., Han, H., & Wenzel, J. (in press, 2017). Disparities in Cancer Screening Practices among Minority and Underrepresented Populations. Seminars in Oncology Nursing (Invited manuscript).

Wenzel, J., & Bekemeier, B.  (In press 2017).  Mentees on Mentoring: A commentary on mentor relationships and “paying it forward.”  Nursing Outlook (Invited Commentary).  

Jones, R., Hollen, P., Wenzel, J., Weiss, G.,  Song, D., Sims, T.,  & Petroni, G.  (epub ahead of print, Nov. 2016). Understanding Advanced Prostate Cancer Decision-Making Utilizing an Interactive Decision Aid. Cancer Nursing. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000442

Buffart, L.M., Kalter, J., Sweegers, M., Courneya, K.S., Newton, R.U., Aaronson, N.K., …. Wenzel, J., Wiskemann, J., Verdonck-de Leeuw, I.M., and Brug J. (epub ahead of press 2016). Effects and moderators of physical activity on quality of life and physical function in patients with cancer: A meta-analysis of individual patient data from 34 randomised controlled trials.  Cancer Treatment Reviews. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.11.010

Simoni, Z.R., Martin, M. Y., Wenzel, J., Cook, E.D., Konety, B., Vickers, S., Chen, M., Fouad, M. N., & Durant, R.W. (epub ahead of print, November 2016).  A qualitative study of motivations for minority recruitment in cancer clinical trials across 5 NCI designated cancer centers.  Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0303-3

Jennifer Wenzel continued

Rebecca Wright

Wright, R., Lowton, K., Robert, G., Grocott, P. ‘Research-led collaboration between patients and carers, palliative care and emergency department staff: An Experience-based Co-design Project.’ UCL Qualitative Health Research Network, February 7, 2017, London, UK (Poster)

Brody, A. A., Wright, R.Effects of symptoms and their under-recognition in older adults receiving home health following hospitalization.’  Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. US. 2017, San Antonio, TX (Poster)

Wright, R., Brody, A.A. ‘The Effect of Cognitive Function on Hospital Readmissions and Mortality in Older Patients.’ Gerontological Society of America (Oral)

Publications

Scherer, J. Wright, R. Blaum, C.S. Wall, S.P. (2017). Building an outpatient kidney palliative care clinical program. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management [accepted for publication]

Wright, R. Lowton, K. Robert, G. Grudzen, C., & Grocott, P. (2017). Emergency department staff priorities for improving palliative care provision for older people: A qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216317705789

Wright Nèe Blackwell, R., Lowton, K., Robert, G., Grudzen, C., & Grocott, P. (2017). Using experience-based Co-design with older patients, their families and staff to improve palliative care experiences in the Emergency Department: A reflective critique on the process and outcomes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 68, 83-94. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.01.002   

Wright Née Blackwell, R., Carden, D. L., Hess, E. P., Booker-Vaughns, J., Dunn, P., Kizzie-Gillett, C., Vaughan, W. (2016). Adapting conceptual frameworks for patient engagement in emergency department research. Academic Emergency Medicine, 23(12), 1332-1336. doi: 10.111/acem.13066

George, N. R., Kryworuchko, J., Hunold, K. M., Ouchi, K., Berman, A., Wright, R., Grudzen, C. R. (2106). Shared decision making to support the provision of palliative and end-of-life care in the emergency department: A consensus statement and research agenda. Academic Emergency Medicine, 23(12), 1394-1402. doi:10.1111/acem.13083

The "Issue Is..."

A Series on Intervention & Implementation Science in Aging

Overview

Location & Time
Selected Second Tuesday of the month from 9 - 10 a.m. (EDT)

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing interdivisional and interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Care in Aging will offer a Work in Progress Seminar focusing on issues related to intervention and implementation science in aging. The seminar will serve as a forum for faculty, predoctoral and postdoctoral students to explore issues related to behavioral intervention and implementation research or to present ongoing research or emerging intervention ideas and issues.

Through presentation and group discussion, each interactive session will focus on a specific issue, provide an opportunity to present emerging ideas and issues, and receive constructive comments and thoughtful critique to further scholarship in the science of intervention research with older adults. It will also provide a forum to trial run conference and workshop/seminar papers.

The focus of each seminar discussion will vary; however, the series as a whole will provide exposure to the full range of substantive topics related to intervention research with older adults. It is expected that the range of specialty areas, expertise and professional backgrounds of participants will assure exposure to rich discussion, diverse knowledge bases and unique insights.

Role of Session Conveners

Each session will have a designated convener who articulates the identified issue or challenge provides brief background information and a recommended reading(s) concerning the issue and leads the discussion.

Topics For 2018 - Coming Soon! 

TOPICS FOR 2017 

February 6, 2017
The Issue Is...Clinical Trials
Anthony Keyes, MBA, PMP and Nidhi Atri, M.D.

March 7, 2017
The  Issue Is...Aging in (the right) Place - A Swedish Perspective on Housing in Old Age
Marianne Granbom, PhD

April 4, 2017
The Issue Is...“Considering socio-structural determinants in behavioral intervention trials”
Kamila A. Alexander, PhD, MPH, RN

May 2, 2017
The Issue Is...New NIA pipeline
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD 

October 3, 2017
The Issue Is....Researching rhythms of daily life. The role of sleep and daily activity in entraining circadian patterns.
Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

November 7, 2017
The Issue Is… “How to increase involvement in and representation of older people living with dementia and their family caregivers in research as study collaborators”.
Rebecca J. Wright, PhD, BSC (HONS), RN

December 5, 2017
The Issue Is… “Adapting and disseminating evidence-based physical activity programs for different cultural contexts”
Minhui Liu, PhD, RN

TOPICS FROM 2016

February 2, 2016
The Issue Is… Moving evidence to practice:  where does our research fit and how should we allocate resources?
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD

March 1, 2016
The Issue Is…Data Harmonization and Implications for Intervention Research
Alden Gross, PhD, MHS

April 5, 2016
The Issue is... How to adapt a home based intervention to increase social networks
Sarah Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN & Deidra C. Crews, MD, Sc.M

May 3, 2016
The Issue Is…How can accelerometers help us understand mobility in an aging population?
Jennifer Schrack, PhD

September 6, 2016
The Issue Is… "Advancing interventions to better address community and economic determinants of health"​
Laura Samuel, PhD, CRNP 

October 4, 2016
The Issue is…Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Network (LOVRNET): Overcoming barriers to meeting the need for low vision rehabilitation services in the community
Robert W. Massof, PhD

November 1, 2016
The Issue Is…Measurement Matters
Alden L. Gross,PhD 

December 6, 2016
Chivon Mingo, PhD
The Issue Is... Fidelity vs. Cultural/Contextual Adaptations: Challenges in Achieving Balance 

Available
Data

Available Data

The Center hosts a wide range of activities aimed at advancing research in areas concerning chronic disease management, health disparities, depression, dementia care, caregiving, end of life, aging in place, fall prevention, and care transitions.

Several datasets are readily available for analysis and listed below.Investigators, faculty, and students interested in acquiring these datasets should complete the data request form below.

Available Datasets

Advancing Better Living for Elders (ABLE)

Randomized controlled trial (n= 319) that examined the efficacy of a home-based intervention involving occupational and physical therapy home visits and provision of assistive devices and home modifications and training in their use to ameliorate functional difficulties identified by participants as most problematic to them.

Advancing Caregiver Training (ACT)

Randomized controlled trial with 272 individuals with dementia and their family caregivers that tested the effectiveness of a non-pharmacological home-based intervention to reduce behavioral symptoms of dementia and caregiver distress.

Alzheimer's Quality of Life (ALZQOL)

Designed to examine modifiable factors that are associated with QoL in dementia patients. A sample of 88 dyads (individuals with dementia and their family caregivers) were interviewed over 3 occasions within a month period to obtain both patient and caregiver perspectives on such areas as pain, QoL, perceived needs, sleep.

Beat the Blues (BTB)

Five year trial testing a home-based intervention to reduce depressive symptoms in 208 older urban African Americans. In addition to the main trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, additional NIH ARRA funding was obtained for an economic analysis of the intervention. The dataset includes variables for the main trial and the cost-effectiveness study.

Care of Persons with Dementia in their Environments (COPE)

Randomized controlled trial designed to test a nonpharmacologic, biobehavioral approach to support physical function and quality of life for patients with dementia and the well-being of their caregivers. The COPE program targeted modifiable environmental stressors to decrease sensorial, physical, and cognitive demands and align with patient capabilities and also ruled out underlying medical conditions that could lead to reduced patient functioning.

Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH II)

Randomized controlled trial to test an intervention designed to improve the quality of care provided by caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's related disorders, as well as improve the wellbeing of caregivers.

Tailored Activity Program (TAP)

Tested proof of concept and derived effect sizes for a home-based occupational therapy intervention that identifies the capabilities and interests of individuals with dementia from which activities are developed and caregivers are trained to use in their daily care. The intervention is designed to manage, reduce or eliminate behavioral symptoms and reduce the amount of time spent by families in daily care.

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