Robert Applebaum


Professor of Gerontology


Ph.D. Social Welfare: University of Wisconsin-Madison

MSW: Ohio State University

B.A. Sociology: Ohio University

Dr. Robert Applebaum is a Professor of Gerontology in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology and the Director of the Long-Term Care Project at the Scripps Gerontology Center. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has been involved in the development and evaluation of long-term care programs across the United States for more than thirty years. He has worked with a number of states on innovations in long-term care service delivery, and completed a series of state and national studies on long-term care quality.

Recent Publications

Williams, A, Straker, J., & Applebaum, R. (2014). The Nursing Home Five Star Rating: How does it compare to resident and family views of care? The Gerontologist.DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnu043

Bardo, A., Applebaum, R., Kunkel, S., & Carpio, E. (2014). Everyone’s talking about it, but does it work? Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33(2), 205-224.

Applebaum, R., & Koehn, C. (2013). Integrated care and the Aging Network: A new frontier or the end of an era.Generations, 37(2), 72-78.

Applebaum, R., Bardo, A., & Robbins, E. (2013). International approaches to long-term services and supports. Generations, 37(1), 59-65.

Rahman, A., Applebaum, R., Schnelle, J., & Simmons, S. (2012). Translating research into practice in nursing home: Can we close the gap?. The Gerontologist, 52(5), 597-606.

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