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Current Projects

Aging and Disability Business Center Evaluation

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Kunkel
October 2016 – March 2018

Assessing Preference Based Living in Ohio's Nursing Homes

Ohio Department of Medicaid
Principal Investigator: Katherine Abbott  
July 2016 - June 2019

Evaluating Long-Term Services and Supports in Ohio

Department of Health and Human Services
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Kunkel
August 2017 – June 2018

Evaluation of AgeWell

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Principal Investigator: Paul Flaspohler 
December 2016 - November 2017

Genetic Epidemiology of Ocular Health and Disease

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 
Principal Investigator: Janardan Subedi 
December 2015 - May 2019

Genetic Epidemiology of Ocular Health and Disease

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Principal Investigator: Janardan Subedi 
January 2015 - May 2019

Honoring Individual Preferences When the Choice Involves Risk

The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation
Principle Investigator Katherine Abbott
May 2017 - April 2018

Long Term Care Research

Ohio Department of Higher Education
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Kunkel 
July 2015 - June 2017

Mapping Barriers to Community College Completion Among Older Learners: Identifying Malleable Factors to Improve Student Outcomes

US Department of Education
Principal Investigator: Phyllis Cummins 
July 2016 - June 2017

Mixed-Methods Study of Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Lifelong Learning, Skill Proficiencies, and Employment in the U.S. and Selected OECD Countries

US Department of Education
Principal Investigator: Phyllis Cummins
July 2017 – June 2018

Multi-Level Approach to Improve Quality of Life for Minority Nursing Home Residents

University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: John Bowblis 
August 2016 - April 2018

Ohio’s Combined WIOA Plan: Identifying Strategies and Supports to Improve Outcomes for Older Workers Phase Three 

US Department of Labor
Principal Investigator: Phyllis Cummins 
February 2017 - June 2017

Opening Minds Through Art (OMA): QIP Expansion 

Ohio Department of Medicaid
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Lokon 
July 2016 - June 2019


Our Family, Our Way: A Care Communication Tool for Aging Parents and Their Adult Children

The Retirement Research Foundation
Principal Investigator: Kathryn McGrew 
October 2016 - September 2017

Tracking Long-Term Services Use in Ohio: July 2017 -June 2019

Ohio Department of Aging
Principal Investigator: Robert Applebaum
July 2017 - June 2019


Recently completed projects

2016 Ohio Facility Family Satisfaction Surveys

Ohio Department of Aging
Principal Investigator: Jane Straker
May 2016 - June 2017

Assessing Participant Satisfaction and Impact of Services Provided by the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio

Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Jonathon Vivoda 
June 2016 - March 2017

Evaluating Long-Term Services and Supports in Ohio

Ohio Department of Medicaid 
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Kunkel 
September 2015 - June 2017

Tracking Long-Term Services Use in Ohio: July 2015 -June 2017

Ohio Department of Aging
Principal Investigator: Robert Applebaum
July 2015 - June 2017

What Matters Most - Ohio

Ohio Department of Aging
Principal Investigator: Katherine Abbott 
August 2015 -June 2017

Xavier University Montessori Program for Dementia

Xavier University 
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Kinney
July 2015 - June 2017