Jonathon Vivoda, PhD, MPH

Jonathon Vivoda

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow

Email: vivodajm@MiamiOH.edu 
Phone: 513-529-4114
Office: Upham Hall, 346


 

Education

PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
BA, Psychology, University of Michigan

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Vivoda earned his PhD and master's degree in Health Behavior and Education, and his bachelor's degree in Psychology, all from the University of Michigan. His research interests are related to aging, health, driving/transportation, the built environment, and satisfaction with services for older adults. His recent research has assessed how a variety of factors affect older adults' decisions about transportation and driving, and how those decisions affect health, quality of life, and social engagement. Dr. Vivoda teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the department, including an introductory course in gerontology, an applied research methods course, and a graduate-level course in categorical regression analyses. 

Current Research

Vivoda, J.M., Molnar, L.J., Eby, D.W., DiGuiseppi, C., Jones, V., Li, G., Strogatz, D., Yung, R. Nyquist, L., Smith, J., Zakrajsek, J. Bogard, S.E., Zakrajsek, J., St. Louis, R.M., & Zanier, N. (2022). All are not created equal: Assessing initial self-regulation behaviors among older drivers. Journal of Transport and Health, 24, 101310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2021.101310

Vivoda, J.M., Cao, J., Koumoutzis, A., Harmon, A.C., & Babulal, G.M. (2021). Planning for driving retirement: The effect of driving perceptions, driving events, and assessment of driving alternatives. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 76, 193-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2020.11.007

Wood, K., Mehri, N., Hicks, N., & Vivoda, J. M. (2020). Family satisfaction: Differences between nursing homes and residential care facilities. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464820971520

Vivoda, J. M., Walker, R. M., Cao, J., & Koumoutzis, A. (2020). How Accumulated Wealth Affects Driving Reduction and Cessation. The Gerontologist. doi:10.1093/geront/gnaa039

Vivoda, J. M., Pratt, S. G., & Gillies, S. (2019). The relationships among roadway safety management practices, collision rates, and injury rates within company fleets. Safety Science, 120, 589-602. doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.07.033

Babulal, G. M., Vivoda, J. M., Harmon, A., Carr, D. B., Roe, C. M., & Zikmund-Fisher, B. (2019). Older adults’ expectations about mortality, driving life, and years left without driving. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2019.1663460

Vivoda, J. M., Pratt, S. G., & Gillies, S. J. (2019). The relationships among roadway safety management practices, collision rates, and injury rates within company fleets. Safety Science, 120, 589-602. doi.10.1016/j.ssci.2019.07.033

McLaughlin, S. J., Brown, K. M., Vivoda, J. M., & Connell, C. M. (2019). Driving status and religious service attendance among older Americans. Activities, Adaptation & Aging. doi:10.1080/01924788.2019.1618688

Molnar, L. J., Eby, D. W., Vivoda, J. M., Bogard, S. E., Zakrajsek, J., St. Louis, R. M., Zanier, N., Ryan, L. D., LeBlanc, D. Smith, J., Yung, R., Nyquiest, L., DiGuiseppi, C., Li, G., Mielenz, T. J., & Stragatz, D. (2018). The effects of demographics, functioning, and perceptions on the relationship between self-reported and objective measures of driving exposure and patterns among older adults. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 54, 367-377. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2018.02.026

BHarmon, A. C., Babulal, G. M., Vivoda, J. M., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., & Carr, D. (2018). Planning for a nondriving future: Behaviors and beliefs among drivers 53-92. Geriatrics, 3(2), 19. doi:10.3390/geriatrics3020019

Vivoda, J. M., Harmon, A. C., Babulal, G. M., & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2018). E-hail (rideshare) knowledge, use, reliance, and future expectations among older adults. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 55, 426-434. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2018.03.020