Kathryn B. McGrew, PhD

Kathryn B. McGrew, PhD

Senior Research Scholar

Email: mcgrewkb@MiamiOH.edu
Phone: 513-529-3880
Office: Upham Hall, 360



PhD, Social Work, Ohio State University
MSW, Social Work, University of Denver
BA, Psychology and Sociology, Baldwin-Wallace College

Research Interests

Disabilities and aging; long-term care policy and programs; individual and family long-term care planning and decision making; family caregiving

Biographical Sketch

Kathryn McGrew, MSW, PhD, is active in qualitative and evaluation research in long-term care and decision making in later life. Her research includes explorations of individual and family long-term-care planning and decision making; family caregiving; quality of caregiver support services; the Aging Network, and evaluation of formal services, consumer direction, and quality of care. Dr. McGrew’s research has been supported by the Retirement Research Foundation, the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project, the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, the Ohio Department of Mental Health, the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, Indiana’s LifeTime Resources, and MetLife Mature Market Institute. Most recently she led projects deigned to promote and sustain person-and family-centered care at home, including the development and evaluation of “What Matters Most: A Guide for My Support and Care;” the development and evaluation of caregiver assessment and support plans for Ohio’s home and community based Medicaid waiver programs; and the development and testing of a family communication and care coordination guide for aging parents and their adult children.

Selected Publications

McGrew, K.B., Heston, J.H., Kelly, E.M., & Hicks, N. (2017) “Our Family, Our Way: A Family Communication and Care Coordination Guide for Aging Parents and their Adult Children”.

McGrew, K.B., (2014) Managing long term services and supports in indian country: Emerging issues, Report to the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Women, Retirement, and the Extra-Long Life: Implications for Planning (Primary Author, with MetLife Mature Market Institute) September, 2011

Best-Case Strategies for a Flexible Retirement: The MetLife Study of Thinking about Retirement in Uncertain Times (Primary Author, with MetLife Mature Market Institute) February, 2011

McGrew, K. B. (2011) Education and support outcome sustainability: A conceptual framework, in Caregiver Education and Support, Talley, R., Monahan, D. & Toseland, R. (Eds.),  Rosalyn Carter Institute Caregiving Book Series, Springer Publishing.

McGrew, K. B.  (2006). Backs to the future:  The challenge of individual long-term care planning.  In S. R. Kunkel & V. Wellin (Eds.),  Consumer Voice and Choice in Long-Term Care (pp. 101-124).  New York:  Springer Publishing Company.

Kunkel, S. R., McGrew, K. B., Applebaum, R. A., & Davis, S. L. (2006). Caregivers as consumers:  Perspectives on quality.  In S.R. Kunkel & V. Wellin (Eds.), Consumer Voice and Choice in Long-Term Care.  New York:  Springer Publishing Company.