Research Projects

The Center for Research and Education conducts state-of-the-art Research Projects to enhance the lives of older adults, their families and the service providers who care for them.  

Our specialty areas of research are: 

  • Active Aging 
  • Diversity in Aging 
  • Elder Abuse 
  • Family Caregiving 
  • Long-Term and Residential Care  
  • Program Evaluation and Consumer Satisfaction 
  • Services and Interventions 

Below is a list of our current and completed research projects.  

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Project Name Funded By Start End Contact
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Health Resources and Services Administration (subcontract from Northeast Ohio Medical University) 2019 2024

Jess Bibbo
Comparative Effectiveness of Health System-Based versus Community-Based Dementia Care Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, National Institute on Aging (Subcontract from University of California Los Angeles) 2018 2023

David Bass
Expansion of Dementia-Capable Communities within Urban and Rural Settings in Ohio using Evidence-Based and Informed Programming Administration for Community Living (subcontracts to Ohio Council for Cognitive Health, Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center, United Seniors of Athens County, The Athens Village, O’Neill Senior Center, Welcome House) 2020 2023

Branka Primetica
Reducing Oral Health Disparities of Older Adults: Comparative Effectiveness of Two Treatments Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (subcontract from Case Western Reserve University) 2019 2023

Farida Ejaz
Addressing Unmet Family Caregiving Needs in Diverse Older Communities: Implementation Phase The John A. Hartford Foundation 2020 2022

David Bass
Development of a Reminiscence Therapy Online Platform with Machine Learning to Increase Engagement with People Living with Dementia National Institute on Aging 2020 2022

Silvia Orsulic-Jeras
Uncovering Pet Ownership Benefits, Challenges, and Resources in an Aging Society: Promoting Healthy Aging in Healthcare and Community Environments Human Animal Bond Research Institute 2020 2022

Jessica Bibbo