Jonathon Vivoda, PhD, MPH

Jonathon Vivoda

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow

Phone: 513-529-4114
Office: Upham Hall, 346



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., Harmon, A. C., Babulal, G. M., & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. E-hail (rideshare) knowledge, use, reliance, and future expectations among older adults. (in press). Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.

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.

Vivoda, J.M., Heeringa, S.G., Schulz, A.J., Grengs, J.D., & Connell, C.M. (2017). The influence of the transportation environment on driving reduction and cessation. The Gerontologist, 57(5), 824-832.
Wood, K., Mehri, N., Hicks, N., & Vivoda, J.M. (in preparation). Family satisfaction: Differences between nursing homes and residential care facilities.