Research findings at the Research Institute on Aging are disseminated through publications in scholarly journals, books, and presentations at scientific conferences.
We make significant contributions to research and education focused on the fields of geriatrics and gerontology as well as the science of aging.
By sharing research, expertise and vision in published works, our staff continues to be a trusted resource for information, educational opportunities, leadership and above all, excellence.
View abstracts of select research articles recently published by our Research department:
Boerner, K. (November, 2011). Bereavement. In D. S. Dunn (Editor-in-Chief), Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO): Psychology. Oxford University Press. [http://aboutobo.com/psychology/#4]
Boerner, K. (in press). Umgang mit Verwitwung [Coping with widowhood]. In H. W. Wahl, C. Tesch-Rösch, & J. P. Ziegelmann (Eds.), Angewandte Gerontologie, 2 [Applied Gerontology, 2nd edition]. Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer.
Boerner, K. & Mock, S. (in press). Impact of patient suffering on caregiver well-being: The case of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients and their caregivers. Psychology, Health, & Medicine.
Boerner, K. & Wang, S. (2011). Goals with limited vision: A qualitative study of coping with vision-related goal interference in midlife. Clinical Rehabilitation; epub ahead of print, 8/25/11.
Boerner, K., Mancini, A., Bonanno, G. A. (in press). On the nature and prevalence of uncomplicated and complicated grief. In M. Stroebe, H. Schut, P. Boelen, & J. van den Bout (Eds.), Complicated Grief: Scientific Foundations for Health Care Professionals. Routledge Publications.
Boockvar, K. S., Blum, S., Kugler, A., Livote, E., Mergenhagen, K., Nebeker, J., Signor, D., Sung, S., & Yeh, J. (2011). Effect of admission medication reconciliation on adverse drug events from admission medication changes. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171(9): 860-1.
Boockvar, KS, Santos, S, Kushniruk, A, Johnson, C, and Nebeker, J. (2011). Medication reconciliation: Barriers and facilitators from the perspectives of resident physicians and pharmacists. Journal of Hospital Medicine., 6, 329-337.
Brennan, M., Horowitz, A., Reinhardt, J. P., Stuen, C., Rubio, R., & Oestreicher, N. (2011). Societal impact of age-related macular degeneration: Use of social support resources differs by impairment severity. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 105, 5-19.
Burack, O., Weiner, A., Reinhardt, J. P., & Annunziato, R. (in press). What Matters Most to Nursing Home Elders: Quality of Life in the Nursing Home. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
Chichin, E. R, , Palmer, J.W. (in press). Ethical isues: hospice and nursing home care. In K.J. Doka, (ed).Ethics and End of Life Care: A Case Approach, Washington, DC: Hospice Foundation of America.
Cimarolli, V.R., Boerner, K., Brennan, M., Reinhardt, J.P., & Horowitz, A (in press). Challenges Faced by Older Adults with Vision Loss: A Longitudinal Study with Implications for Rehabilitation. Clinical Rehabilitation.
Cimarolli, V.R., Morse, A.R., Horowitz, A., & Reinhardt, J.P. (in press) The Impact of Vision Impairment on Intensity of Occupational Therapy Utilization and Outcomes in Sub-Acute Rehabilitation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Cimarolli, V. R, Laban-Baker, A., Hamilton, W.R., & Stuen, C. (in press). Awareness, Knowledge, and Concern about Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) in the United States. Educational Gerontology.
Gibson, B. E. (in press). Cultural considerations in mental health caregiving. In R. Tally (Ed) Intergenerational Caregiving, New York: Springer.
Hung, W, Morano, B, Moodhe, N, Dunn, C, and Boockvar, KS. (2011). RHIOs have potential to improve healthcare of older adults. Aging Today Online 2(3).
Hung, W., Morano, B., Moodhe, N., Dunn, C., & Boockvar, K. S. (in press). Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO): its potential uses to improve veteran health care. Federal Practitioner.
Hung, W., Ross, J., Boockvar, K. S., Siu, A. (2011). Recent Trends of Chronic Disease, Impairment and Disability among Older Adults in the United States. BMC Geriatrics 11: 47.
Kim, H, Helmer, D, Boockvar, K. S. (in press). Potentially preventable hospitalizations among older adults with diabetes. American Journal of Managed Care.
Kushniruk, A. W., Santos, S. L., Pourakis, G., Nebeker, J. R., & Boockvar, K. S. (2011). Cognitive analysis of a medication reconciliation tool: Applying laboratory and naturalistic approaches to system evaluation. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 164, 203-7. PMID: 21335711
Lesser, G. T., Beeri, M. S., Schmeidler, J., Pulohit, D. P., Haroutunian, V. (2011). Cholesterol and LDL relate to neuritic plaques and to APOE4 presence but not neurofibrillarly tangles. Current Alzheimer’s Research, 8, 303-312.
Wortman, C. B., & Boerner, K. (in press). Reactions to the death of a loved one: Myths of coping versus scientific evidence. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology. Oxford University Press.
Wortman, C.B., Boerner, K. (2011). Myths of coping versus scientific evidence. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology (pp. 441-479). Oxford University Press.
Updated Jan. 12, 2012