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Katherine A. Marx, PhD, MPH, BS

Research Associate
Katherine Marx
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Aging
  • Dementia
  • End of Life
  • Gerontology
  • Health Behavior
  • Transition of Care


Katherine A. Marx works to develop sustainable, nonpharmalogical interventions for dementia sufferers and their caregivers for the Center for Innovative Care in Aging. Her research includes tailoring specific activities that can reduce depression and agitation and address behavioral issues in patients.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Scerpella, D. L. , Adam, A., Marx, K., & Gitlin, L. N. (2019). "Implications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Targeted Recruitment of Older Adults with Dementia and their Caregivers in the Community: a Retrospective Analysis." Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 16;14:100338. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100338.

    Marx, K.A., Scott, J.B., Piersol, C.V., & Gitlin, L.N. (2019). "Tailored Activities to Reduce Neuropsychiatric Behaviors in Dementia: Case report." American Journal of Occupational Therapy. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2019.029546.

    Gitlin, L.N., Kales, H.J., Marx, K., Stanislawski, B., & Lyketos, C. (2018). "A Randomized Trial of a Web-based Platform to Help Families Manage Dementia-related Behavioral Symptoms: The WeCareAdvisor™. Contemporary Clinical Trials. DOI: 10.1186/s12877-018-0801-8.

    Marx, K.A., Duffort, N., Scerpella, D.L., Samus, Q.M., & Gitlin, L.N. (2017) "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.

  • Awards/Honors
    2010—GE New Investigator Award for Seniors Housing & Care Journal