2019 GSA Presentations by Miami University Faculty, Staff, and Students

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research, learning, and practice. Through its Annual Scientific Meeting, GSA offers nearly 4,000 international professionals in the field of aging the opportunity to learn the latest trends and development from industry leaders, build strategic partnerships to address aging challenges, and network with peers.

Thirty Miami University Gerontology faculty, research staff, and graduate students will present at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX, November 13 – 17, 2019.


Bold Italic: Current or Former Miami Gerontology Graduate Student
Bold: Scripps Staff, Scripps Fellow, or Gerontology Faculty

Wednesday November 13


505 12:30pm-2:00pm | 12B, Level 4 (CC)
  • Are You Ready for Change? Factors Associated With Commitment to Change in Clinical Practice J. K. Chahal, K. Northrip, D. Silva

510 12:30pm-2:00pm | 12A, Level 4 (CC)

  • Adult Education and Training in Canada: Opportunities, Funding, and Gender Gaps
    A. Harrington, P. Cummins
  • An International Comparison of Income Disparities by Problem-Solving Skills, Gender, and Age N. Mehri, T. Yamashita, R. Millar, P. Cummins

690 2:30pm-4:00pm | 13A, Level 4 (CC) ID

  • Partnering With Nursing Home Providers for Person-Centered Quality Improvement
    A. Hermesch, D. Chang, C. Goldstein, K. Van Haitsma, K. Abbott
  • The Feasibility, Acceptability, and Appropriateness of a Person-Centered Communication Tool
    S. Shakya, H. Yu, E. Mueller, K. Van Haitsma, K. Abbott
  • Provider Perspectives on Implementing a Person-Centered Communication Tool
    A. Heppner, N. Hicks, S. Poth, K. Van Haitsma, K. Abbott

735 4:30pm-6:00pm | 12B, Level 4 (CC) AGHE SYMPOSIUM

  • When I'm 75: College Students Self-Perceptions of Aging in an Introductory Gerontology Course S. J. Hahn, J. Kinney

805 4:30pm-6:00pm | 4BC, Level 3 (CC)

  • Depression, Functional Disability, and Accessing Health Care Among Older Men and Women in Ghana and South Africa C. C. Nwakasi, J. Brown

860 6:00pm-8:00pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 160 Who Answers the Household Financial Questions: Analysis of Stability and Change A. L. Curl, S. Aurand, J. Trauth

LB935 6:00pm-8:00pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Late Breaking Poster Session I

  • 402 Gender and Beliefs about Successful Aging in Eastern Nepal X. Qiu, N. Sun, S.J. McLaughlin, J. Subedi, S. S. Thapa, M. K. Shrestha, M. Johnson, S. Williams-Blangero
  • 407 From Personal to Global: Cultivating Your Gerontological Voice L. M. Janssen


1220 12:00pm-1:30pm | 18A, Level 4 (CC)

  • Integrating Acute and Long-Term Services: Does It Work, Can It Work, Will It Work? R. A. Applebaum, J. Heston

1285 12:00pm-1:30pm | 12B, Level 4 (CC)

  • Workforce Training for Middle-Aged and Older Adults: The Role of Community Colleges P. Cummins

LB1545 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) LATE BREAKING POSTER SESSION II

  • 397 Validating the Care Preference Assessment of Satisfaction Tool to Measure Quality of Care in Nursing Homes C. Madrigal, K. VanHaitsma, J. Mogle, D. Fick, D. Scanlon, K. M. Abbott, L. Behrens

1305 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 18 Mind the Gap: Findings From the Age-Friendly Oxford Community Needs Assessment M. A. Young, U. Dhakal, V. L. Kessler, S. R. Kunkel
  • 21 How Driving Stress, Confidence, and Thoughts About Driving Alternatives Affect Transportation Planning J. Vivoda, J. Cao, A. Harmon

1325 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 71 Language Use, Literacy Skills, and Online Health Information-Seeking in Later Life Among Hispanics in the U.S. R. J. Millar, S. Sahoo, T. Yamashita, P. Cummins

1400 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 259 Education, Literacy, Numeracy, and Health Information Seeking in Later Life T. Yamashita, A. R. Bardo, R. J. Millar, S. Sahoo, P. Cummins, D. Liu
  • 290 Problem Solving Skills and Cancer Screening Behaviors in Middle-Aged and Older Men in the U.S. S. Sahoo, R. J. Millar, T. Yamashita, P. Cummins

1480 5:00pm-6:30pm | 8C, Level 3 (CC)

  • The Impact of Social Workers on Post-Acute Care Discharge Outcomes A. Restorick Roberts, J. R. Bowblis, A. C. Smith

Friday, NOVEMBER 15

2200 10:00am-11:30am | 7, Level 3 (CC)

  • Creativity, Hope, and Expectation in a Poetry Program: Rethinking What Counts as Success in Dementia Care K. de Medeiros

2325 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 44 Optimism and Expectations Regarding Aging Among Young Adults and Older Adults S. C. Van Vleet, J. M. Moore, S. Edzards, L. N. Smith, J. Sawyer, A. M. Coldiron, A. M. Sandlin, M. D. Barnett

2385 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 183 Meeting Social Needs to Improve Health Outcomes: Partnerships Between Community Based Orgs and Health Care T. L. Wilson, S. R. Kunkel, J. Straker, M. Scala-Foley, E. Blair

2400 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 220 High on SMI: Quality Concerns About Nursing Homes Serving High Proportions of Seriously Mentally Ill Residents D. J. Jester, K. Hyer, J. R. Bowblis

LB2570 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) LATE BREAKING POSTER SESSION III

  • 349 Living-Apart-Together Relationships: Exploring Older Adult Black Women’s Perspectives on Caregiving Exchanges N. Hicks

2530 5:00pm-6:30pm | 19AB, Level 4 (CC)

  • One-Two Punch of High Wages and Empowering Practices for Maintaining Care Networks in Nursing Homes K. Kennedy, J. R. Bowblis, K. M. Abbott

2480 5:00pm-6:30pm | 6B, Level 3 (CC)

  • The Impact of Medicare Advantage on Skilled Nursing Facility Financial Performance, Staffing, and Quality J. R. Bowblis, S. Huang


3025 8:00am-9:30am | 5A, Level 3 (CC)

  • A Unique Model to Address Elder Abuse: The Ohio Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Commission G. Anetzberger, A. Restorick Roberts

3265 12:00pm-1:30pm | 18C, Level 4 (CC)- THE GSA PRESIDENTIAL SYMPOSIUM

  • Humanities and Arts Committee, Museums and Aging: Novel Network Opportunities to Support Optimal Aging K. de Medeiros

00 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 99 Motivation to Learn, Literacy, Numeracy, and Later-Life Adult Education Participation in the U.S. T. Yamashita, P. Cummins, R. J. Millar, S. Sahoo, T. J. Smith

3305 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 110 Experiences and Barriers to Success for Mid- and Later-Life College Students: Applying a Gerontological Lens P. Cummins, A. Arbogast, K. McGrew, P. Bahr

3375 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) Poster Session

  • 303 Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: A State-Wide Initiative to Decrease Opioid Prescribing J. K. Chahal, K. Northrip

LB3620 1:30pm-3:30pm | EH-4, Level 1 (CC) LATE BREAKING POSTER SESSION IV

  • 332 Spousal Driving Cessation and Volunteering: Moderating Role of Caregiving and Depression A. L. Curl, C. M. Proulx, T. M. Cooney

  • 413 Recruiting Community-Dwelling Live-Alone Persons with Dementia: An Exploration of Five Gatekeeper Domains L. Girling, K. de Medeiros

3555 5:30pm-7:00pm | 17B, Level 4 (CC)

  • A Changing Industry in a Changing World: Long-Term Services, Where Are You Going? R. A. Applebaum, M. Nelson, J. Straker, A. Harrington, J. R. Bowblis
  • Public Reporting of NH Antipsychotic Use: Changes in the Reporting of Exclusionary Diagnoses? J. A. Lucas, J. R. Bowblis, M. Davis-Ajami, K. Simon, M. Song

3585 5:30pm-7:00pm | 18C, Level 4 (CC)

  • Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Residents: Quality of Life: Does the Gap Persist Over Time? T. P. Shippee, W. Ng, J. Bowblis, Y. Duan, O. Akosionu, M. Woodhouse


4035 8:00am-9:30am | 14, Level 4 (CC)

  • Racial Differences in the Daily Experiences of African Americans and European Americans Providing Care K. E. Cichy, A. Koumoutzis

4150 10:00am-11:30am | 13B, Level 4 (CC)

  • The Influence of Loneliness and Rural Residence on Depression in Later Life N. Sun, C. Hua, X. Qiu, J. Brown

To view the entire GSA meeting program, visit the 2019 GSA meeting program webpage.