Robert A. Applebaum, PhD

Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project
Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow


PhD, Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin
MSW, Social Work, Ohio State University
BA, Sociology, Ohio University

Research Interests

Long-term care; quality assurance; program planning and evaluation; health and social welfare policy

Selected Publications

Dan van Dussen, Robert A. Applebaum, and Harvey Sterns. (2012). Accreditation of gerontology programs: A look from the inside. Gerontology & Geriatric Education.

Anna Rahman, Robert A. Applebaum, John Schnelle, & Sandra Simmons. (2012). Translating research into practice in nursing homes: Can we close the gap? The Gerontologist.

Anna Rahman, Robert A. Applebaum, John F. Schnelle, Kate Lindabury, & Sandra Simmons. (2012). Replication of a coaching course to improve nursing home continence care: Lessons learned. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. doi: 10.1111/j.15325415.2012.03939.x

Robert A. Applebaum. (2012). The ultimate test of home care: Channeling, what we learned, what we didn’t and what it means 25 years later. Generations.

Anna Rahman, Sandra Simmons, Robert A. Applebaum, John Schnelle, & Kate Lindabury. (2012). The coach is in: Improving nutritional care in nursing homes. The Gerontologist.