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Disability prevention program improves life-space and falls efficacy: a randomized controlled trial. Liu, M., Xue, Q., Gitlin, L.N., Wolff, J., Guralnik, J., Leff, B., & Szanton, S.L. (2020).

Slowing Medicare Spending by Optimizing Late-Life Needs, F. Rinaldo, MD, PhD, M. Altman, PhD, K. Cannon, MD, T. Platchek, MD, N. R. Shah, MD, MPH, R. M. Kaplan, PhD, A. Milstein, MD, MPH (2020)

Home Modifications to Reduce Disability in Older Adults With Functional Disability, Marlon J. R. Aliberti, MD; Kenneth E. Covinsky, MD, MPH (2019)

Addressing the Need for New Models of Care for Older Adults Receiving Long-term Dialysis, C. Barrett Bowling (2019)

Pilot Intervention Addressing Social Support and Functioning of Low Socioeconomic Status Older Adults With ESRD: The Seniors Optimizing Community Integration to Advance Better Living with ESRD (SOCIABLE) Study, Deidra C. Crews, Alice M. Delaney, Janiece L. Walker Taylor, Thomas K.M. Cudjoe, Manka Nkimbeng, Laken Roberts, JessicaSavage, Allyson Evelyn-Gustave, Jill Roth, Dingfen Han, LaPricia Lewis Boyér, Roland J. Thorpe Jr., David L. Roth, Laura N. Gitlin, Sarah L. Szanton (2019)

Effect of a Biobehavioral Environmental Approach on Disability Among Low-Income Older Adults A Randomized Clinical Trial Sarah L. Szanton, PhD; Qian-Li Xue, PhD; Bruce Leff, MD; et al (2019)

Szanton, S.L., Taylor, J.L., (2018) The Priority of Social and Physical Function: Older Adults in the CAPABLE Program University of Virginia Conference Evening of Life conference proceedings.

Integrating Medical and Nonmedical Services — The Promise and Pitfalls of the CHRONIC Care Act, Amber Willink, Ph.D., and Eva H. DuGoff, Ph.D. (2018)

Szanton, S.L. Havrilla, S., Lepley, D.  (2018) What to do with the patient you worry about after discharge. Case Management Society of America (CMSA) Today. Vol 7: 14-15.

Szanton, S.L., Alfonso, Y.N., Leff, B., MD, Guralnik, J., Wolff, J.L., Stockwell, I., Gitlin, L.N., Bishai, D. (2017). Medicaid Cost Savings of a Preventive Home Visit Program for Disabled Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15143

Szanton, S.L. (2017). Aging in Place: Innovative Teams. In P. Grady and A.S. Hinshaw (Ed.), Using Nursing Research to Shape Health Policy (pp 227-240). New York, NY: Springer.

Gleason, K., Tanner, E.K., Boyd, C.M., Saczynski, J.S., Szanton, S.L. (2016). Factors Associated with Patient Activation in an Older Adult Population with Functional Limitations. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(8) 1421-1426. PMCID: 772754 (with doctoral student)

Smith, P.D., Boyd, C., Bellantoni, J., Roth, J., Becker, K., Savage, J., Nkimbeng, M. Szanton, S.L., (2016). Communication between primary care providers and nurses within the home: an analysis of process data from CAPABLE. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(3-4) 454-462. PMCID: PMC4738578 (with doctoral student)

Szanton, S.L., Gitlin, L.N. (2016) Meeting the demographic and health care financing imperatives through focusing on function: the CAPABLE studies. Public Policy and Aging Report, 26(3), 106-110.

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

Szanton, S.L., Wolff, J.W., Roberts, L., Leff, B.L., Thorpe, R.J., Tanner, E.K., Boyd, C., Xue, Q., Guralnik, J., Bishai, D., Gitlin, L.N. (2015). Preliminary data from CAPABLE, a patient directed, team-based intervention to improve physical function and decrease nursing home utilization: the first 100 completers of a CMS Innovations Project. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(2):371-374. PMCID: PMC4498670

Gitlin, L.N., Szanton, S.L., Hodgson, N. (2014). It’s Complicated – But Doable: The Right Supports Can Enable Elders With Complex Conditions To Successfully Age In Community. Generations, 37(4), 51-61.

Szanton, S.L., Wolff, J.W., Leff, B.L., Thorpe, R.J., Tanner, E.K., Boyd, C., Xue, Q., Guralnik, J., Bishai, D., Gitlin, L.N. (2014). CAPABLE trial: a randomized controlled trial of nurse, occupational therapist and handyman to reduce disability among older adults: rationale and design. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 38(1), 102-112. PMCID: PMC4074085

Szanton, S.L., Klimmek, R., Roth, J., Savage, J., Nkimbeng, M., (2014). Improving unsafe environments to support aging independence with limited resources. Invited manuscript for Nursing Clinics of North America. Issue: Facilitating Aging in Place: Safe, Sound, and Socially Secure. 49(2), 133-145. PMCID: PMC4074077

Bridges, A., Szanton, S.L., Evelyn-Gustave, A., Smith, F. Gitlin, L. (2013). Home Sweet Home: Interprofessional Team Helps Older Adults Age in Place Safely. OT Practice, September, 9-13.

Pho, A. Tanner. E.K., Roth, J., Greeley, M., Dorsey, C., Szanton, S.L. (2012). Nursing Strategies for Promoting and Maintaining Function among Community-Living Older Adults: The CAPABLE Intervention. Geriatric Nursing, 33(6), 439-45. (with Master’s student)

Gitlin, L.N., Szanton, S.L., DuGoff, E.H. (2011). Supporting Individuals with Disability Across the Lifespan at Home: Social Services, Technologies, and the Built Environment. “White paper” commissioned by the SCAN Foundation.

Szanton, S.L., Thorpe, R.J., Boyd, C., Tanner, E.K., Leff, B., Agree, E., Xue, Q.L., Allen, J.K., Weiss, C., Seplaki, C.L., Guralnik, J.M., Gitlin, L.N. (2011). CAPABLE: A bio-behavioral-environmental intervention to improve function and health-related quality of life of disabled, older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(12), 2314-2320. PMCID: PMC3245364


2019 Human Condition, Heinz Foundation
2017 Edgerunner award from the American Academy of Nursing
2016 Health Equity Leadership Award, given by Baltimore City
2016 National Influencer in Aging, awarded by Next Avenue
2016 American Public Health Association and Archstone Foundation
2016 Excellence in Program innovation honorable mention
2015 Baltimore Business Journal Health Care Innovator award