Areas of Excellence
Center for Innovative Care in Aging
About the Center
As the nations population gets older, more and more people would rather live in their own homes than move to an assisted living or nursing facility; the Center works to equip older adults to do so with the physical and mental tools to live longer, healthier, more productive lives, even in their advancing years.
Professor Laura N. Gitlin, PhD
Director, Center for Innovative Care in Aging
A new, inter-professional initiative to develop, advance, and support the well-being of older adults and their families is now a reality at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. The Center for Innovative Care in Aging uses novel approaches to enhance the yield of programs, policies, practices, and tools to help diverse older adults and family members remain healthy, independent, and living in their own homes and communities.
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD
Professor, Department of Community-Public Health
Research areas: Caregiving, dementia, aging in place, functional disability, home and community-based interventions, depression, health disparities
Center Program Coordinator
Sokha Koeuth, MPH, BBA
Center Program Coordinator
Center Senior Administrative Coordinator
Vincent A. Fields, Sr., MBA
Center Senior Administrative Coordinator
Jill Hamilton, PhD, RN
Department of Community and Public Health
Research areas: Health disparities, social and cultural factors influencing health, and coping methods among older African-American cancer survivors
Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Department of Community-Public Health
Research areas: Community-based participatory research, health disparities, cancer control, cardiovascular risk reduction, chronic disease management, minority and immigrant health, cross-cultural instrumentation
Assistant Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
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
Research areas: Gerontology, aging in place, racial and socioeconomic health disparities
Christine L. Savage, PhD, RN, CARN, FAAN
Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Public Health
Research areas: alcohol and drug use in increasing vulnerability in certain populations, especially women
Sarah Szanton, PhD, CRNP
Associate Professor, Department of Community-Public Health
Research areas: Gerontology; aging in place; racial and socioeconomic health disparities
Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, RN, CCM
Assistant Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
Research areas: Oncology, health disparities, health services research; managed care, case management, treatment decision making; computer-assisted qualitative data analysis.
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
Johns Hopkins School of Engineering
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 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
Cancer and Aging Work Group: Drs. Roland Thorpe and Sarah Szanton, Facilitators
Family Caregiver Work Group: Dr. Laura Gitlin, Facilitator
Activities and Adulthood: Dr. Jeanine Parisi, Facilitator
Dr. Laura Gitlin Earned GSA's Lawton Award, July 2014
Elizabeth "Ibby" Tanner Earned the AGS Award for Leadership on Geriatrics Education, April 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 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.
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.
It’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.
There 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.
Offer 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.
Behavior changes are among the most visible, disruptive and distressing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias....Click here to read more.
Four 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.
The 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.
Assistant professor Sarah Szanton has received research funding that will mean the difference between "disability" and "capability". ...Click here to read more.
Geriatric 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.
Assistant Professor Sarah L. Szanton has received a $4-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to extend the team’s home-based intervention study with low-income older adults in Baltimore City over five years....Click here to read more.
Corriere, M.D., Yao, W., Xue, Q., Cappola, A., Fried, L. Thorpe, R.G. Szanton, S.L., Kalyani, R.R.,The Association of Neighborhood Characteristics with Obesity and Metabolic Conditions in Older Women In press at Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
*DiGiacomo, M., Davidson, P. M., Byles, J., & Nolan, M. (in press). An integrative and socio-cultural perspective of health, wealth, and adjustment in widowhood, Health Care for Women International.
*DiGiacomo M, Lewis J, Nolan M, Phillips J, Davidson PM. (in press). Transitioning From Caregiving to Widowhood, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Gamaldo , A.A., Aiken-Morgan, A., Allaire, J.C., Gamaldo, C.E., Salas, R.E., Szanton, S.L., Whitfield, K.E. Sleep Complaints in Older Blacks: Do demographic and health indices explain poor sleep quality and duration? In press at Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Gitlin, L.N. (in press). Environmental adaptations for individuals with functional difficulties and their families in the home and community. In Ingrid Söderback (ed) International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions, 2nd edition. Springer Media and Science.
Gitlin, L.N. (in press). Problem solving: A teaching and therapeutic tool for older adults and their families. In Ingrid Söderback (ed) International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions, 2nd edition. Springer Media and Science.
Gitlin, L.N. (In press). The role of community and home-based interventions in late life depression. Prepared for the Oxford Handbook of Depression and Comorbidity, edited by Steve Richards and Mike O’Hara.
Gitlin, L.N. & Piersol, C.V. (in press). Home: An Emerging Context for Health Care. Occupational therapy with aging adults: In Karen F. Barney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Margaret A. Perkinson, PhD. (eds). Enhancing quality of life through collaborative practice, Elsevier Inc.
Gitlin, L. N. & Piersol, C. V. (in press). A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: Using Activity and Other Strategies to Prevent, Reduce, and Manage Behavioral Symptoms. Camino Books, Inc.
*Gitlin, L. N., Roth, D. L., & Huang, J. (in press). Mediators of the impact of a home-based intervention (Beat the Blues) on depressive symptoms among older African Americans. Psychology and Aging.
Hodgson, N.A., Gitlin, L.N. (in press). The role of the interprofessional team in the management of speech and language disorders among persons with dementia. Prepared for "Evaluating the
Role of Speech Technology in Medical Case Management”, M. Kulshreshtha, A. Neustein (Eds)
*Hughes, T. B., Black, B. E., Albert, M., Gitlin, L. N., Johnson, D. M., Lyketsos, C. G., & Samus, Q. M. (in press). Correlates of objective and subject measures of caregiver burden among dementia caregivers: Influence of unmet patient and caregiver dementia-related care needs. International Psychogeriatrics.
Kales, H.C., Gitlin, L. N., Lyketsos, C.G. (in press). How Soon is Now? Time to address behavioral symptoms of dementia. Generations.
*Kozachik, S. L., Opp, M. R., & Page, G. G. (in-press). Recovery sleep does not mitigate the effects of prior sleep loss on paclitaxel-induced mechanical hypersensitivity in Sprague Dawley rats. Biological Research for Nursing.
Leihgeber, K., Pfeffer, J., Schafer, J., Jackson, J., Richmond, M.M., Savage, C.L. (2014). The Effectiveness of a Thoracic Protocol on Lung Procurement.. Advance for Respiratory Care *
Marcus, M., Savage, C.L. & Finnell, D. (2014). Nursing roles in addressing addiction. In Reis, Fiellin, Miller & Saitz (in press), Principles of Addiction Medicine, Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
*Marx, K., Stanley, I. H., Van Haitsma, K., Hansen, B., Alonzi, D., & Gitlin, L. N. (in press). Knowing versus doing: Education needs of staff in a chronic care hospital unit for persons with dementia. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
*Morrison, K., Winter, L., & Gitlin, L. N. (in press). Recruiting community-based dementia patients and caregivers in a nonpharmacologic randomized trial: What works and how much does it cost? Journal of Applied Gerontology.
*Page, G. G., Opp, M. R., & Kozachik, S. L. (in-press). Reduced sleep, stress responsivity, and female sex contribute to persistent inflammation-induced mechanical hypersensitivity in rats. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.
Parisi, J. M., Xia, J., Spira, A. P., Xue, Q-L., Howell-Rieger, M., Rebok, G. W., & Carlson, M. C. (in press). The association between lifestyle activities and late-life depressive symptoms. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging.
Parisi, J. M., Romani, W. A., Seeman, T. E., Tanner, E. K., & Fried, L. P. (in press). The Experience Corps®: Intergenerational interventions to enhance well-being among retired people. In F. Huppert and C. Cooper (Eds.), Interventions and policies to enhance wellbeing. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Rebok, G. W., Parisi, J. M., & Kueider, A. (in press). Stressors and vulnerabilities in middle and old age: Opportunities for prevention. In Z. Sloboda and H. Petras (Eds.), Advances in Prevention Science.
Rebok, G. W., Carlson, M. C., Frick, K. D., Giuriceo, K. D., Gruenewald, T. L., McGill, S., Parisi, J. M., Romani, W. A., Seeman, T. E., Tanner, E. K., & Fried, L. P. (in press). The Experience Corps®: Intergenerational interventions to enhance well-being among retired people. In F. Huppert and C. Cooper (Eds.), Interventions and policies to enhance wellbeing. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Szanton, S.L., Wolff, J.W., Leff, B., 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 (in press)
Szanton, S.L. Klimmek, R. Roth, J., Savage, J., Nkimbeng, M. 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.
*Szanton, S. L., Thorpe, R. J., & Gitlin, L. N. (in press). Beat the Blues decreases depression in financially strained older African-American Adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2013.05.008
*Trahan, M. A., Kuo, J., Carlson, M., & Gitlin, L. N. (in press). Systematic Review of Strategies to Foster Activity Engagement in Persons with Dementia, special edition of Health Education and Behavior: Fostering Engagement and Independence in Older Adults.
*Wilcox, R., Granger, D.A , Szanton, S.L.,. Clark, F. Diurnal patterns and associations among salivary cortisol, DHEA, and Alpha-Amylase in Older Adults. In press at Physiology and Behavior.
*Davis, K.K., Dennison Himmelfarb, C.R., Szanton, S.L., Hayat, M.J., Allen, J.K. (2014) Predictors of Heart Failure Self-Care in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment epub ahead of print at Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (with doctoral student)
*Durant, R., Wenzel, J., Scarinci, I.C, Paterniti, D.A., Fouad, M.N., Hurd, T.C., & Martin, M.Y. (2014). Perspectives on barriers and facilitators to minority recruitment for clinical trials among cancer center leaders, investigators, research staff and referring clinicians. Cancer, 120 (S7), 1097-1105.
Fraker, J., Kales, H. C., Blazek, M., Kavanagh, J., & Gitlin, L. N., (2014). The role of the occupational therapist in the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia in clinical settings. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 28(1), 4-20. doi:10.3109/07380577.2013.867468
Ghebre, R.G., Jones, L.A., Wenzel, J., Martin, M.Y., Durant, R., Ford, J.G. (2014). State-of-the-science of patient navigation as a strategy for enhancing minority clinical trial accrual. Cancer, 120 (S7), 1122-1130.
Gitlin, L. N., (2014). Forward to “Neurocognitive Disorders (NCDs): Interventions to Support Occupational Performance.” Edited by Dr. Mary A. Corcoran, American Occupational Therapy Association Press.
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.
Gitlin, L.N., Szanton, S., Hodgson, N. (2013-14). Creating Supportive Homes and Caring Communities for Older Adults with Complex Conditions. Special issue on Aging in Community, Generations. 37 (4) pp 51-61
*Gitlin, L. N., Hodgson, N., Piersol, C. V., Hess, E., & Hauck, W. W. (2014). Correlates of quality of life for individuals with dementia living at home: The role of home environment, caregiver and patient-related characteristics. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22: 587-587. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2012.11.005.
*Gitlin, L. N., & Rose, K. (2014). Factors associated with caregiver readiness to use nonpharmacologic strategies to manage dementia-related behavioral symptoms. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 29(1), 93-102. doi:10.1002/gps.3979
*Gitlin, L.N. & Hodgson, N. (2014, accepted). Caregivers as therapeutic agents in dementia care: The evidence-base for interventions supporting their role. International Psychogeriatrics.
Han HR, Song HJ, Nguyen T, Kim MT. (2014). Measuring self-care in patients with hypertension: A systematic review of literature. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 29(1), 55-67.
*Hawk, E., Habermann, E., Ford, J., Wenzel, J., Brahmer, J., Chen, M., Vickers, S. (2014). Five NCI-designated cancer centers’ data collection on Racial/Ethnic minority participation in therapeutic trials – A current view and opportunities for improvement. Cancer, 120 (S7), 1113-1121.
*Hodgson, N., Gitlin, L. N., Winter, L., & Hauck, W. W. (2014). Caregiver's perceptions of the relationship of pain to behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in older community residing adults with dementia. Clinical Journal of Pain, 30(5), 421-427. doi:10.1097/AJP.0000000000000018
*Kales, H. C., Gitlin, L. N., & Lyketsos, C. G., for the Detroit Expert Panel on the Assessment and Management of the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia. (2014). Management of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia in clinical settings: Recommendations from a multidisciplinary expert panel. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(4), 762-769.
*Kim KB, Han HR, Nguyen T, Lee HB, Kim MT. (2014). The effect of a community-based multi-modal behavioral intervention in Korean American seniors with high blood pressure. American Journal of Hypertension. Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print]
*Lee HB, Han HR, Huh BY, Kim KB, Kim MT. (2014). Mental health service utilization among Korean elders in Korean churches: Preliminary findings from the Memory and Aging Study of Koreans in Maryland (MASK-MD). Aging and Mental Health, 18(1), 102-109.
*Palta, P., Samuel, L., Miller, E.R., Szanton, S.L., (2014) Depression and Oxidative Stress: Results from a Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies, epub ahead of print at Psychosomatic Medicine (with doctoral student)
*Ruble K, Davis C, Han HR. (2014). Endothelial health in childhood acute lymphoid leukemia surviors: Pilot evaluation with peripheral artery tonometry. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]
*Nguyen TH, Han HR, Kim MT, Chan KS. (2014). An introduction to Item Response Theory for patient reported outcome measurement. The Patient – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]
O’Connor, C. M., Clemson, L., Broadaty, H., Jeon, Y. H., Mioshi, E., & Gitlin, L. N. (2014). Use of the Tailored Activities Program to reduce neuropsychiatric behaviors in dementia: an Australian protocol for a randomized trial to evaluate its effectiveness. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(5), 857-869. doi:10.1017/S1041610214000040
Platt, K., Savage, C.L., (2014) Clinical Reviews: Care of Women who use Opioids during Pregnancy and Immediate Postpartum Period. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 25(1), 56-59.
*Samus, Q. M., Johnston, D. J., Black, B. S., Hess, E., Lyman, C., Vavilikolanu, A., Pollutra, J., Leoustsakos, J-M., Gitlin, L. N., Rabins, P. V., & Lyketsos, C. G. (2014). A multidimensional home-based care coordination intervention for elders with memory disorders: The maximizing independence at home (MIND) pilot randomized trial. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(4), 398-414. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2013.12.175.
Savage, CL, Xu, Y., Richmond, M. Corbin, A. Falciglia, M, Gillespie, G. (under review). A Pilot Study: Retention of Adults Experiencing Homelessness and Feasibility of a CDSM Diabetes Program. Journal of Community Nursing
Savage, C.L. (in press) . The role of alcohol in the cancer epidemic. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 25(3), 56-59
Savage, CL. , Dyehouse, J., Marcus, M. (2014) Alcohol and Health Content in Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Curricula. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 25(1), 28 – 34. *
Savage, C.L. & Finnell, D. (in press). In Hackley, B., Kriebs, J.M & Rousseau, ME. (eds) Primary Care of Women: a Guide for Midwives and Women’s Health Providers. Boston, MA; Jones & Barlett
Savage, C.L., Finnell, D., Chen, J., Costanzo, A., Kub, J., Jackson, J. (2014) Inclusion of alcohol screening and brief intervention on hospital nursing assessment forms.* Alcoholism Clinical and experimental Research, 38 (6S). PO276
Savage, C.L. (2014). Baby boomers and substance use: are we ready? Journal of Addictions Nursing. 25(1), 1-3.
*Szanton, S. L., Roth, J., Nkimberg, M., Savage, J. & Klimmek, R. (2014). Improving unsafe environments to support aging independence with limited resources. Nursing Clinics of North America, 49(2), 133-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.cnur.2014.02.002. Epub 2014 Mar 27.
Szanton, S. L., Wolff, J. W., Leff, B., 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 (2014) 102–112. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2014.03.005
*Tanner, E.K., Martinez, I., Harris, M. (2014). Social determinants of depression in community-dwelling older adults. Geriatric Nursing, 35(3), 236-40. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.04.006
*Tenhunen, M., Dahlen, B., Tanner, E. (2014). Educating nurses about medication administration and errors in nursing homes. Journal of Continuing Nursing Education [Epub ahead of print] DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20140528-02
Varma, V. R., Carlson, M. C., Parisi, J. M., Tanner, E. K., McGill, S., Fried, L. P., Song, L., & Gruenewald, T. L. (2014). Experience Corps Baltimore: Exploring the rewards and stressors of high-intensity civic engagement. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu011 [Epub ahead of print]
*Wilcox, R., Clark, F., Szanton, S.L., Granger, D.A. Cherry, B., Clark, F. (2014) Cortisol Diurnal Patterns, Associations with Depressive Symptoms, and the Impact of Intervention in Older Adults: Results Using Modern Robust Methods Aimed at Dealing with Low Power Due to Violations of Standard Assumptions Epub ahead of print at Hormones and Behavior.
*Wolff, J. L., Roter, D. L., Barron, J., Boyd, C. M., Leff, B., Finucane, T., Gallo, J., Rabins, P. V., Roth, D. L., & Gitlin, L. N. (2014). A tool to strengthen the older patient-companion partnership in primary care: Results from a pilot study forthcoming. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(2), 312-319. doi:10.1111/jgs.12639.
*Agbedia, O., Varma, V., Seplaki, C., Seeman, T., Fried, L., Li, L., Harris, G., Rebok, G., Xue, Q-L., Tan, E., Tanner, E., Parisi, J., McGill, S., Carlson, M. (2013). Blunted diurnal decline of cortisol among older adults with low socioeconomic status. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (impact factor: 3.15). 1231:56-64. DOI:10.1111/j.1749-632.2011.06151.x [Epub ahead of print]
*Chuang, Y.F., Eldreth, D., Erickson, K.I., Varma, V., Harris, G., Fried, L.P., Rebok, G.W., Tanner, E.K., Carlson, M.C. (2013). Cardiovascular risks and brain function: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study of executive function in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, Dec 18. pii: S0197-4580(13)00647-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.12.008. [Epub ahead of print]
*DiGiacomo M, Lewis J, Nolan M, Phillips J, Davidson PM. (2013). Health transitions in recently widowed older women: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Services Research. 13:143, 1-10. PMCID: PMC3648377.*Fried, L., Carlson, M., McGill, S., Seeman, T., Xue, Q., Frick, K., Tan, E., Tanner, E., Barron, J., Frangakis, C., Piferi, R., Martinez, I., Gruenewald, T., Martin, B., Berry-Vaughn, L., Dickersin, K., Willging, P., Rebok, G. (2013). Experience Corps: A dual trial to promote the health of older adults and children’s academic success. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 36(1):1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2013.05.003.
Han, H. R., & Lee, H., Commodore-Mensah, Y., & Kim, M. T. (2013). Development and validation of the Hypertension Self-Care Profile: A practical tool to measure hypertension self-care. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. [Epub ahead of print]
Han, H. R., Park, S. Y., Song, H., Kim, M., Kim, K. B., & Lee, H. B. (2013). Feasibility and validity of dementia assessment by trained community health workers based on Clinical Dementia Rating. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(7), 1141-5.
Han, H. R., Song, H. J., Nguyen, T., & Kim, M. T. (2013). Measuring self-care in patients with hypertension: A systematic review of literature. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. [Epub ahead of print]
Han, H. R., Song, Y., Song, H. J., & Kim, M. T. (2013). Influence of living arrangement on the management and control of hypertension: A mixed-methods study of Korean American elderly. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15(5), 944-952.
*Han HR, Lee H, Commodore-Mensah Y, Kim MT. (2013). Development and validation of the Hypertension Self-Care Profile: A practical tool to measure hypertension self-care. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]
*Han HR, Park SY, Song H, Kim M, KB Kim, Lee HB. (2013). Feasibility and validity of dementia assessment by trained community health workers based on Clinical Dementia Rating. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(7), 1141-5. PMCID: PMC3714359
*Hanyok, L. Walton-Moss, B., Tanner, E., Stewart, R. & Becker, K. (2013). Effects of a Graduate Level Interprofessional Education Program on Adult Nurse Practitioner Student and Internal Medicine Resident Physician Attitudes Towards Interprofessional Care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2013.790881.
Hock, R. S., Lee, H. B., Bienvenu, O. J., Nestadt, G., Samuels, J. F., Parisi, J. M., Costa, P. T., & Spira, A. P. (2013). Personality and cognitive decline in the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area follow-up study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2012.12.217. [Epub ahead of print]
Hodgson, N., Granger, D. (2013) Collecting saliva and measuring salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase in frail community residing older adults via family caregivers. Journal of Visual Experiments, Dec 18;(82):e50815. doi: 10.3791/50815.
Kim, S. M., & Han, H. R. (2013). Evidence-based strategies to reduce readmission in patients with heart failure. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(4), 224-232.
Kim, H., Song, H. J., Han, H. R., Kim, K. B., & Kim, M. T. (2013). Translation and validation of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension for Koreans (K-DASH) intervention: Culturally-tailored dietary guidelines for Korean Americans with high blood pressure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 28(6), 514-23.
Klimmek, R. K. & Wenzel, J. (2013). Financial vulnerability among aging cancer survivors. Health Affairs, 32:61143-1152. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/32/6/1143.full/reply#healthaff_el_476640
Lee, H. B., Han, H. R., Huh, B. Y., Kim, K. B., & Kim, M. T. (2013). Mental health service utilization among Korean elders in Korean churches: Preliminary findings from the Memory and Aging Study of Koreans in Maryland (MASK-MD). Aging and Mental Health. [Epub ahead of print]
Lee, D. S., Kim, Y. J., & Han, H. R. (2013). Sex differences in the association between socioeconomic status and type 2 diabetes: Data from the 2005 Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (KNHANES). Public Health, 127(6), 554-60.
Lee, J. E. Kim, M. T., & Han, H. R. (2013). Correlates of health-related quality of life among Korean immigrant elders. Journal of Applied Gerontology. [Epub ahead of print]
*Martinez, K.A., Pollack, C.E., Phelan, D. F., Markakis, D., Bone, L., Shapiro, G., Wenzel, J., Howerton, M., Johnson, L., Garza, M.A., & Ford, J. G. (Accepted for publication, 2013). Gender differences in correlates of colorectal cancer screening among black Medicare beneficiaries in Baltimore. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.Neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease: Past progress and anticipation of the future. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 9(5), 602-608. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2012.12.001
Odenheimer, G., Borson, S., Sander, A. E., Swain-Eng, R. J., Kyomen, H. H., Tierney, S., Gitlin, L. N., Forciea, M. A., Absher, J., Shega, J., & Johnson, J. (2013). Quality improvement in neurology: Dementia Management Quality Measures. Neurology, 81(17), 1545-1549. doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182a956bf
*Page, G. G., Hayat, M., & Kozachik, S. L. (2013). Sex differences in pain responses at maturity following neonatal repeated minor pain exposure in rats. Biological Research for Nursing, 15(1), 96-104.
Park, Y. H., Han, H. R., Oh, B. M., Lee, J., Park, J. A., Yu, S. J., & Chang, H. (2013). Prevalence and associated risk factors of dysphagia in nursing home residents. Geriatric Nursing, 34(3), 212-7.
Park, H., & Wenzel, J. (2013). Experience of Social Role Strain in Married Korean Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(6), 1400-1409.
Payne, B. R., Gross, A. L., Parisi, J. M., Sisco, S. M., Stine-Morrow, E. A. L., Marsiske, M., & Rebok, G. W. (2013, December). Modeling longitudinal changes in older adults’ memory for spoken discourse: Findings from the ACTIVE cohort. Memory. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2013.861916. [Epub ahead of print]
*Sandoval, M., Wenzel, J., Jones, R. (Accepted for publication 2013). A synthesis of clinical recommendations and primary research for survivors of breast and prostate cancer: Recommendations and resources for the advanced practice nurse. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
Savage, C.L. & Finnell, D. (2013). Clinical Reviews: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Moving from Passive Spread to Widespread Adoption. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 23(4).
Seplaki, C. L., Agree, E. M., Weiss, C. O., Szanton, S. L., Bandeen-Roche, K., & Fried, L. P. (2013). Assistive devices in context: The cross-sectional association between challenges in the home environment and use of assistive devices for mobility. Epub ahead of print at The Gerontologist.
*Tan, E., McGill, S.,Tanner, E., Rebok, G., Carlson, M., Rebok, G., Seeman, T. & Fried, L. (2013). The evolution of Experience Corps® Baltimore City: A courtship model. The Gerontologist. doi:10.1093/geront/gnt072 [Epub ahead of print]
*Wenzel, J., Griffith, K., Shang, J., Thompson, C., Hedlin, H., Stewart, K., DeWeese, T., & Mock, V. (2013). Impact of a home-based walking intervention on outcomes of sleep quality, emotional distress, and fatigue in patients undergoing treatment for solid tumors. The Oncologist,18(4), 476-484..[selected for CME module]
Zou H, LiZ, Nolan MT, Arthur D, Wang H, Hu L. (2013). Self-management education interventions for persons with schizophrenia: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, PMID: 22882803, 22(3):256-71.
Burke, J.P., & Gitlin, L.N., (2012). The Issue is how do we change practice when we have the evidence? American Journal of Occupational Therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(5), 885-e88. Doi 10.5014/ajot2012.004432
Callahan, C.M., Kales, H.C., Gitlin. L.N., & Lyketsos, C.G. (2012). The Historical Development and State of the Art Approach To Delivery of Dementia Care Services eds. de Waal, Ames, OBrien, Lyketsos. Designing Dementia Care Services
Davey MP, Kissil K, Lynch L, Harmon LR, & Hodgson N.A (2012). A culturally adapted family intervention for African American families coping with parental cancer: outcomes of a pilot study.Psychooncology. 2012 Sep 5.
Davey MP, Kissil K, Lynch L, Harmon LR, & Hodgson N. (2012). Lessons Learned in Developing a Culturally Adapted Intervention for African-American Families Coping with Parental Cancer. Journal of Cancer Education.
DiGiacomo, M., Davidson, P. M., Byles, J., & Nolan, M. (in press). An integrative and socio-cultural perspective of health, wealth, and adjustment in widowhood, Health Care for Women International.
Foradori, M. A., & Nolan, M. T. (2012). Effect of a study map intended to support informed consent in transplant research. Progress in Transplantation, 22, 56-61.
Frick, K.D., McGill, S., Tan, E.J., Rebok, G.W., Carlson, M.C., Tanner, E.K., & Fried L.P. (2012). Costs of Implementing Experience Corps in Public Elementary Schools in Baltimore. Educational Gerontology, 38(8), 1-12.
Gitlin, L.N., & Fuentes, P. (2012). The Republic of Chile: An upper middle-income country at the crossroads of economic development and aging. The Gerontologist.
Gitlin, L.N., Harris, L.F., McCoy, M., Chernett, Nancy L., Jutkowitz, E., & Pizzi, L.T. (2012). A community-integrated home based depression intervention for older African Americans: description of the Beat the Blues randomized trial and intervention costs. BMC Geriatrics.12(4).
Gitlin, L.N., Kales, H.C., Lyketsos, C.G. (2012). Evidence-Based Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia Using Nonpharmacologic Approaches. JAMA, 308, 2020-2029.
Gitlin, L.N. & Piersol, C.V. (2012). Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Enhancing Quality of Life Through Collaborative Practice edited by Karen F. Barney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Margaret A. Perkinson, PhD (The "Work"). Elsevier Inc.
Gitlin, L. N. & Schulz, R. (2012). Family caregiving of older adults. In T.R. Prohaska, L.A. Anderson, and R.H. Binstock (eds.), Public Health for an Aging Society. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 181-204.
Gitlin, L. N. & Wolff, J. L. (2012). Family involvement in care transitions of older adults: What do we know and where do we go from here? In P. Dilworth-Anderson (eds). Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics: Pathways through the Transitions of Care for Older Adults. (pp. 31-64) Springer Publishing Company.
Gitlin, L.N. (2012). Good News for Dementia Care: Caregiver Interventions Reduce Behavioral Symptoms in People With Dementia and Family Distress. American Journal of Psychiatry. 169:9.
Griffith, K., Passmore, S., Smith, D., & Wenzel, J. (2012). African Americans with a family history of colorectal cancer: Barriers and facilitators to screening. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(3), 299-306.
Heinze K., Nolan, M. T. (in press). Parental decision making for children with cancer at the end of life: A Systematic Review, Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing.
Hinds, P. S., Feetham, S. L., Kelly, K. P., & Nolan, M. T. (2012). The family factor: Knowledge needed in oncology research, Cancer Nursing, 35(1)
Hodgson, N. A., Gitlin, L. N., Dennis, M. P., Winter, L., & Hauck, W. (2012). Relationship of pain to behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in older community residing adults with dementia. Clinical Journal of Pain.
Hodgson, N.A., & Lafferty, D. (2012). Reflexology versus Swedish Massage to reduce physiologic stress and pain: A pilot study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine;2012:456897
Jie B, Jiang ZM, Nolan MT, Zhu SN, Yu K, Kondrup J. (2012). Impact of preoperative nutritional support on clinical outcome in abdominal surgical patients at nutritional risk. Nutrition. (10):1022-7.
Jutkowitz, J., Pizzi, L., Hess, E., Suh, D.C., & Gitlin, L.N. (2012). Comparison of three societally-derived health-state classification values among older African Americans with depressive symptoms. Quality of Life Research.
Klimmek, R., Noyes, L., Edington-Saunders, K., Logue, C., Jones, R., & Wenzel, J. (2012). Training of community health workers to deliver cancer patient navigation to rural African American seniors. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6(2),167-174.
Klimmek, R., & Wenzel, J. (2012, November). Theory derivation: Adaptation of the Illness Trajectory Theory to describe the work of transitional cancer survivorship. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39, E499-E510.
Lim, JH, Zhan, A., Szanton, S., Gitlin, L.N., & Terzis, A. (2012). A Closed-Loop Approach for Improving the Wellness of Low-Income Elders at Home Using Game Consoles. IEEE Communication. 50(1) 44-51.
Parisi, J.M., Rebok, G.W., Seeman, T.E., Tanner, E.K., Tan, E., Fried, L.P., Xue, Q-L., Frick, K.D., & Carlson, M.C. (2012). Lifestyle activities in sociodemographically at-risk urban, older adults prior to participation in the Baltimore Experience Corps trial. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging, 36, 242-260.
Parisi, J.M., Rebok, G.W., Xue, Q-L., Fried, L.P., Seeman, T.E., Tanner, E.K., Gruenewald, T.L., Frick, K.D., & Carlson, M.C. (2012). The role of education and intellectual activity on cognition. Journal of Aging Research, 2012: doi 10.1155/2012/416132
Pho, A., Tanner, E., Roth, J., Greeley, M., Dorsey, C., & Szanton, S. (2012). Promoting and maintaining function among community-living older adults: Six key conditions to prioritize. Geriatric Nursing, 33, 439-445.
Pruchno, R., & Gitlin, L. N. (2012). Family caregiving in late life: Shifting paradigms. In Blieszner, R., & Bedford, V. H. Handbook of Families and Aging, Praeger Publishers. pp. 515-541.
Rebok, G. W., Carlson, M. C., Frick, K. D., Giuriceo, K. D., Gruenewald, T. McGill, S., Parisi, J. M., Romani, J. M., Seeman, T. E., Tanner, E. K., & Fried, L. P. (2012). The Experience Corps: Intergenerational interventions to enhance well-being among retired people. In F. Huppert and C. Cooper (Eds.), Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing.
Shang, J., Wenzel, J., Krumm, S., Griffith, K., & Stewart, K. (2012). Who will drop out & who will drop in - correlates to exercise adherence and contamination in a RCT among patients receiving active cancer treatment. Cancer Nursing, 35(4), 312-22.
Tung, T., Kaufmann, J., Tanner, E. (2012). The effect of nurse practitioner practice in home care on emergency department visits for homebound older adult patients: An exploratory pilot study. Home Healthcare Nurse, 30(6), 366-372.
Wenzel, J., Jones, R., Klimmek, R., Krumm, S., Darrell, L., Song, D., Stearns, V., & Ford, J. (2012). Cancer Support and Resource Needs among African American Older Adults. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(4), 372-77.
Wenzel, J., Jones, R., Klimmek, R., Szanton, S., & Krumm, S. (2012). Exploring the Role of Community Health Workers in Providing Cancer Navigation: Perceptions of African American Seniors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(3), E288-298.
Wolff, J. L., Boyd, C.M., Gitlin, L.N., Bruce, M.L., & Roter, D.L. (2012). Going it together: persistence of older adults accompaniment to physician visits by a family companion. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60, 106-112.
Young, H.M., & Shillam, C.R. (2012). How physicians and nurses can collaborate in team-based care. California Family Physician, 63(2), 26.
Zhou H, Li Z, Nolan MT, Arthur D, Wang H, Hu L. (in press). Self-management education interventions for persons with schizophrenia: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.
Gitlin, L. N. (2014, May 13). Is “Activity” the Pill for Individuals with Dementia with Behavioral Symptoms? Preliminary Evidence and New Directions in Research. Invited Speaker, Wayne State University Issues in Aging, Detroit, Michigan.
Gitlin, L. N. (2014, May 9). We Can Do Better: Non-pharmacologic Management of Behavioral Symptoms. Invited Speaker, 1st Wake Forest Conference on Dementia Counseling and Care
Gitlin, L. N. (2014, April 10). Building a Center on Aging: What does it take? Invited talk to the College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma.
Gitlin, L. N. (2014, April 11). Can Research Change Practice? Designing Behavioral Interventions with Real World Application. Key note for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Research Day.
Gitlin, L. N. (2014, March 26). Beat the Blues Trial: Closing the Mental Health Disparity Gap for Older African Americans. Invited webinar for the Behavioral Health Affinity Group and the Disparities National Coordinating Center.
Gitlin, L. N. (2014, March 7). Family caregiving of older adults with and without cognitive impairment. Invited speaker to the National Institute on Nursing Research Roundtable on Caregiving Science. (Regional).
Gitlin, L. N. (2014, February, 7). The Beat the Blues Trial Closing the Mental Health Disparity Gap for Older African Americans. Invited Speaker to the VA-Gainseville Florida Center for Health Services Research.
Gitlin, LN., Marx, KA., Van Haitsma, K., Hansen, B., Alonzi, D., Wentlejewskin, D. & Gentile, T. Can Activity Reduce Behavioral Symptoms in Hospitalized Dementia Patients? Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. November 20 – 24, 2014, New Orleans, LA Paper
Gitlin, LN., Marx, KA., Van Haitsma, K., Hansen, B. & Kolanowski, A. Assessing Behavioral Health: A Review of Measures. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. November 20 – 24, 2014, New Orleans, LA Paper
Han HR. Better Breast and Cervical Cancer for Korean American Women—A Health Literacy-Focused Intervention Study using Community-Based Participatory Research. Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch Seminar Series, National Cancer Institute, January 29.
Hodgson, N. A., Bowling, S.,Gitlin, L. N. (2014). Learning needs of students in a healthcare MOOC. Coursera Partners Conference, London, England, March 30, 2014. (International)
Hodgson, NA. Offering MOOCs: Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities. MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2014, May 18, 2014, Baltimore, MD. ( Invited; Paper).
Hodgson, NA. Learning Needs of Students in a Healthcare MOOC at the Coursera Partner’s Conference, March 31, 2014, London. (Refereed; Poster)
Hodgson, N.A. In Sickness and in Health: Coregulation of Spousal Caregivers’ and Dementia Patients’ Cortisol, Relationship Quality and Health Outcomes. Session at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, July 15, 2013. (Refereed; Paper)
Hodgson, NA. Empowerment through Advanced Care Planning: Evaluation of a Nursing Student Education Series at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, on March 12, 2014, San Diego, CA. (Refereed; Paper)
Hodgson, NA. A Bioecological Model for Understanding Geriatric Medical Trauma: A Framework for Research and Intervention at the Annual Trauma Symposium-Aging and Injury on April 4, 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. (Invited; Keynote)
Hodgson, N.A. A Journey of Dignity and Purpose: End of Life Care for People with Dementia. The Inaguaral Karen A. Armacost Annual Lecture on Geriatric Care, May 1, 2014, Baltimore, MD (Invited; Keynote)
Hodgson, N. A. An Aging America: The New Normal. Regional meeting of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Alumni Association, Hartford, CT, April 24, 2014
Hodgson, N.A Using Activities to Get the Person with Dementia Off the Couch at the 20th
Update on the Treatment of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Defining the Standards of Care, Hopkins Suburban Hospital, April 12, 2014.
Hodgson, N.A Family Interventions: What Really Works to Help a Person with Dementia at the
20th Update on the Treatment of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Defining the Standards of Care, Hopkins Suburban Hospital, April 12, 2014
Hodgson, NA. Caregiving: A Public Health Imperitive. Invited Panelest at the Invited panelist Public Health Practice Grand Rounds at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health, May 1, 2014.
Van Cleave, J., Shillam, C. R., Perez, A., Klimmek, R., Rao, A., & Boltz, M. Hartford Gerontological NursingLeaders: Advancing Nursing Science to Optimize Health Care. The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: Better Health Through Nursing Science, 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, planned September 18-20, 2014.
*Klimmek, R., Szanton, S. L., Thorpe, R., Nolan, M. T. & Wenzel, J. [Poster Presentation]. Understanding Productive Engagement during Cancer Recovery: Case Studies of Rural Older Adults. Translational Science 2014 Meeting, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC. April 10, 2014.
*Klimmek, R. & Wenzel, J. (Podium Presentation – canceled due to weather). The Need for Normal: Use of a Case Study Approach to Understand the Post-treatment Goals of Rural Older Adults Recovering from Cancer. Southern Nursing Research Society, New Orleans, LA. April 14, 2014.
*Klimmkek, R. K. (2014). Dignity,Disparities,and the Work of Cancer Survivorship. Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD.
*Klimmek, R.K. (2014). Addressing the work of serious illness among aging and medically-underserved populations. University of Massachusetts –Amherst College of Nursing, Amherst, MA.
*Klimmek, R. K. (2014). Understanding the ‘Work’ of Transitional Cancer Survivorship. University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA.
* Klimmek, R. K. (2014). Building a Program of Research to Address Health Disparities Among Aging Individuals Living with Serious and Chronic Illnesses. Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston, MA.
Speakman, E., Koeuth, S. (2014, April). Transforming Healthcare: Advancing Practice. Keynote Speaker, St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kozachik, S. L. & Page, G. G. The role of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responsivity in accumulative and sustained paclitaxel-induced mechanical hypersensitivity in male and female rats: A three-strain comparison. Presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau 25th International Nursing Research Congress, July 24-28; Hong Kong, China (Podium)
Kozachik, S. L. Yes you can! Getting involved in research. Speaker at the Maryland Association of Nursing Students 34th Annual Convention, January 26, 2014, Baltimore, MD (Invited)
Kozachik, S. L. The HPA axis moderates paclitaxel-induced mechanical hypersensitivity: A 3-strain comparison. Speaker for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Blaustein Pain Lectureship Series, March 14, 2014 (Invited)
Kozachik, S. L. Reflection and emotional development in pain education. Speaker for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Blaustein Pain Lectureship Series, January 17, 2014 (Invited)
Goldhammer, T., Gitlin, LN & Marx, KA. – “Home Safety and Functional Needs of Latino Older Americans. Presented at the 94th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association’s Conference & Expo. April 3 – 6, 2014, Baltimore, MD. Paper
Smith, F., Bridges, A., Scott, J., Stiassny, D. & Marx, KA (Moderator of panel, unlisted). Aging in Place, the Role of the Occupational Therapist. Presented at the 94th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association’s Conference & Expo. April 3 – 6, 2014, Baltimore, MD.
Marx, KA., Gitlin, LN., Goldhammer, T., Hansen, B. & Sodero, J. “Home Hazards and Mood in an Older Latino Population. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. November 20 – 24, 2014, New Orleans, LA Paper
Marx, KA., Gitlin, LN., Van Haitsma K., Hansen, B., Nelson, A., Alonzi, D. & Moody, J. Caring for Older Adults with Dementia in a Chronic Care Hospital: Staff Knowledge and Unmet Needs. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. November 20 – 24, 2014, New Orleans, LA Poster
Nolan, M.T. (2014). Educational Collaborations in a Global World, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Faculty Development Conference, February 6, 2014, Fort Worth, TX (Keynote)
Chen-Edinboro, L. P., Kaufmann, C. N., Augustinavicius, J. L., Mojtabai, R., Parisi, J. M., Wennberg, A. M. V., Smith, M. T., Spira, A. P. (2014, June). Neighborhood physical disorder, social cohesion, and insomnia: Results from the health and Retirement study. Poster presented at the SLEEP Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Parisi, J. M., Gross, A. L., Willis, S. L., Marsiske, M. M., & Rebok, G. W. (2014, April). Associations between cognitive training and control beliefs over 10-years: Findings from the ACTIVE trial. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Gross, A. L., Mungas, D. M., Bennett, D. A., Carlson, M. C., Crane, P. K., Green, R. C., Manly, J. J., Mukherjee, S., Newhouse, S., Parisi, J. M., Potter, G. G., Rebok, G. W., Romero, H., Jones, R. N. (2014, April). Big questions in cognitive aging using big data: Annual rate of cognitive decline in community-living older adults. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Savage, C.L., Finnell, D., Chen, J., Costanzo, A., Kub, J., Jackson, J. Inclusion of alcohol screening and brief intervention on hospital nursing assessment forms. Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting. Bellevue, WA. June 21-25. (refereed) (International)
Veenema, T, Kub, J. Edwards, L., Mark, H, Savage, C. Association of Community Health Nurse Educator, Annual Insitutute, San Antonio, TX, June 5-8. (refereed)
Szanton, S.L., invited panelist for symposium on “The complexity of community-based care for frail older people” 3/26/2014, Maastricht University, Holland.
Szanton, S.L., invited speaker “Designing and implementing an interprofessional and Multi-component intervention for older adults with disability.” 3/28/14. Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Invited Presentations: (Regional)
Szanton, S.L. “Decreasing the gap between person and environment: the CAPABLE approach to self-management” Invited speaker for Annual Joint Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, January 30, 2014.
Szanton, S.L. “Services for Older Adults: A Changing Landscape for In-Home Care”
Invited Speaker For Public Health Practice Grand Rounds at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center, Baltimore, MD January 15, 2014
Tanner, E. & Marrelli. “Caregiver-Patient Congruence with ADL Function in Homebound Older Adults: Relevance to Home Care Nursing”, International Home Care Nurses Organization Conference. Singapore,
Tanner, E. “Interprofessional Collaboration and Exemplar Models of Care Delivery for Older Adults in the U.S.”. Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work, Mangalore, India, March, 2014 (INVITED SPEAKER)
Tanner, E. “The Hospital Experience for Older Adults and Hazards of Immobility: An International Nursing Challenge”, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University Medical Campus, Mangalore, India, March, 2014 (INVITED SPEAKER)
Tanner, E. “Caring for Persons with Dementia, Delirium and Depression: A World-wide Challenge” An International Nursing Challenge”, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University Medical Campus, Mangalore, India, March, 2014 (INVITED SPEAKER)
Tanner, E. “The Hospital Experience for Older Adults and Hazards of Immobility: An International Nursing Challenge”, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, India, March, 2014 (INVITED SPEAKER)
Tanner, E. “Caring for Persons with Dementia, Delirium and Depression: A World-wide Challenge”. PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, India, March, 2014 (INVITED SPEAKER)
Tanner, E. “The Hospital Experience for Older Adults and Hazards of Immobility: An International Nursing Challenge”, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, India, March, 2014 (INVITED SPEAKER)
Tanner, E. “Caring for Persons with Dementia, Delirium and Depression: A World-wide Challenge”. Appollo Hospitals and Apollo School of Nursing, Chennai, India, March, 2014 (INVITED SPEAKER)
Menkin, J., Robles, T., Seeman, T., Gruenewald, T., Tanner, E. ‘The impact of beliefs about aging on friendship in later life”, 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas, February 13-15, 2014
Barone, M., Tanner, E., Hanyok, L. Bahreman,N., Kushto-Reese, K. “Interprofessional Education”, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Institute of Excellence in Education, Medical Education Conference, Baltimore, MD. April 4, 2014.
Mbah, O., Bowie, J., Bone, L., Erby, L., Pollack, C., Wenzel, J., Phelan, D., Elmi, A., Ford, J., & Dobs, A. (2014). Evaluating Coaches of Older Adults for Cancer Care and Healthy Behaviors (COACH): Study Design and Baseline Characteristics. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology. (Poster).
Gerontological Society of America
2012 Pre-conference Materials
Person and Family-centered Care: Translating Evidence-based Non-pharmacological Treatments into Community Practice
Dr. Laura Gitlin, AARP Policy Forum on Brain Health, Living Well with Dementia; December 19, 2013 View presentation
Using Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Improve Quality of Life in People with Dementia and their Family Caregivers
Keynote address given by Dr. Laura Gitlin at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; July 31, 2012 View lecture
Evidence-Based Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia Using Nonpharmacologic Approaches
Author in the Room teleconference presentation hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with JAMA.
Authors: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, Helen C. Kales, MD, and Constantine G. Lyketsos, MD, MHS
The "Issue Is..."
A Series on Intervention & Implementation Science in Aging
Location & Time
First Thursday of each month,
8 - 9 am
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Light breakfast will be served
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 2014
Topics for 2013
Issue:Pipeline(s) Redux: From idea inception to intervention testing to implementation
Drs. Laura Gitlin and Bruce Leff
February 21, 2013
Issue:Applying devices and developing metrics to capture life style activity in real time
Dr. Michelle Carlson
April 4, 2013
Issue: Selecting an appropriate control group
Dr. George Rebok
April 11, 2013
Issue: Establishing community partnerships for intervention research
Drs. Jennifer Wenzel and Lori Erby
May 2, 2013
Issue: Using actigraphy and other objective measures
Dr. Adam Spira
June 6, 2013
Issue: Fidelity to the intervention
Dr. Jeanine Parisi
July 11, 2013
Issue: Analytic considerations for multicomponent interventions
Dr. David Roth
September 5, 2013
Issue: Integrating economic analytic approaches in intervention research
Dr. Kevin Frick
October 3, 2013
Drs. Rachel Klimmek and Laura Samuel
November 7, 2013
Issue: What is implementation science?
Dr. David Holtgrave
December 5, 2013
Issue: Interventions in Development
Panel Presentation: Drs. Nancy Hodgson, Jin Joo, Quincy Samus, and Jennifer Wolff
Topics for 2012
March 1, 2012: Introduction to seminar
Issue:What are the pipelines from idea to intervention testing to implementation?
Dr. Gitlin |PowerPoint
April 5, 2012 Exploring translation into practice
Issue:What are the models for integrating evidence based programs into large health systems?
Dr. Leff |PowerPoint
May 3, 2012: Exploring selection factors and non-compliance
Issue:How should we handle non-compliance in randomized trials?
Dr. Roth |PowerPoint
June 7, 2012: Exploring population based research
Issue:How to use large-scale population-based data to develop interventions
July 12, 2012: Exploring mechanisms of action
Issue:What is the role of biosalivary markers in intervention design?
September 6, 2012: Exploring feasibility
Issue:How do we recruit and retain older men in intervention studies?
Dr. Thorpe | Room 101 SON House
October 4, 2012: Exploring special populations
Issue:What interventions need to be designed for older adults aging with HIV?
Dr. Farley | Room 101 SON House
December 6, 2012: Conducting practical trials
Issue: Is this the best approach for translations?
Dr. Gallo | Room 101 SON House
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.
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.