The goal of the Department's research efforts is to study the multiple domains of health and well-being of older adults and to examine how we can best educate further physicians to care for this population. The Department's faculty conduct research on a wide range of topics related to aging, aging policy, health, and healthcare delivery. Below is a list of each faculty member's research and scholarly interests.
|Faculty||Research and Scholarly Interests|
|John Agens||Vitamin D deficiency, medical student charting of geriatric syndromes, adverse events after hospital discharge for geriatric patients, the patient-centered medical home|
|Suzanne Baker||Disparities in health outcomes for older adults, depression, research methodology and ethics, medical education|
|Ken Brummel-Smith||Non-pharmacological approaches to geriatric syndromes, end-of-life care, advance care planning in dementia, healthcare policy, use of technology in medicine|
|Lisa Granville||Medical education: competency-based learning, development of clinical skills, use of simulators and standardized patients, assessment of learning outcomes
Clinical topics: urinary incontinence, prostate disorders, falls and gait disorders
|Marshall Kapp||Legal, ethical, and public policy aspects of health care and long-term care|
|Paul Katz||Long-term care workforce, geriatric education, quality improvement|
|Christopher Mulrooney||Culture change in long-term care; competency model development and competency-based assessment of healthcare executives, physician leaders, and nursing assistants; leadership development|
|Alice Pomidor||Video game learning, older adults drivers, interprofessional medical education|
|Niharika Suchak||Assessment tools for learning outcomes in medical education, transitions of care, functional status, patient care planning with use of Resident Assessment Instruments (RAI), interprofessional teamwork and team-based care|
|Antonio Terracciano||Aging, personality, genetics, health, neurodegenerative diseases, cross-cultural studies|
|Gregory Turner||Professional development in higher education, academic program evaluation, curriculum design, teaching and learning theory|
The Research Director distributes a semester-based newsletter that describes the Department's current research activities, external collaborations, upcoming events, community involvement in research, and scholarly activities.
July 2016 Geriatrics Research and Scholarship Newsletter [pdf]
February 2016 Geriatrics Research Newsletter [pdf]
June 2015 Geriatrics Research Newsletter [pdf]
July 2014 Geriatrics Research Newsletter [pdf]
February 2014 Geriatrics Research Newsletter [pdf]
August 2013 Geriatrics Research Newsletter [pdf]
January 2013 Geriatrics Research Newsletter [pdf]
Click on the links below for more information about research at FSU.