Faculty Publications & Scholarly Activities

The selected publications and presentations listed below highlight the work of the Department's full-time faculty. To view a complete listing of faculty interests, visit About Our Research. Complete lists of faculty publications and presentations are available on their faculty profiles.

John Agens, MD

Agens, JE, Appelbaum, JS, Baker, S, Brummel-Smith, K, Friedman, E, Harrison, SL, Kutner, M, & McKenzie, J (2016). Fourth-Year Medical Student Charting of Older Persons' Cognitive and Functional Status. Family Medicine, 48, 61-63.

 Agens J. “Beyond the Beers List and STOPP Criteria: Shared decision-making in reducing polypharmacy in ambulatory older adults,” at the MaineGeneral 3rd Annual Geriatrics Symposium and the Dirigo Geriatrics Society, Augusta, Maine, October 2017.

Agens J. “Teaching students about cognitive assessments,” at the Orlando, Ft. Pierce, Pensacola, and Daytona FSU College of Medicine regional campuses, August and September 2017. 

Lisa Granville, MD

Granville LJ. Prostate Disease, In Medina-Walpole A, Pacala JT (Eds). Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine. 9th ed., New York, NY: American Geriatrics Society, 2016.

Granville L. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Six week course at Alzheimer’s Project, Tallahassee, FL, completed October 17, 2017.

Granville L. “Taking Care of Your Heart,” Senior Savvy Presentations at Capital Health Plan, Tallahassee, FL, November 3 and 17, 2017.  

Marshall Kapp, JD

Kapp MB & Katz PR. (2017). Can Lawyers Improve Transitions of Care? Journal of Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine. 18(3): 207-210.

Kapp MB. (2017) You’ll Be Comfortable After Surgery: The Ethical Imperative of Better Pre-Operative Pain Management for Osteoarthritis. Rutgers Journal of Bioethics, Vol. VIII, pp. 64-68.

Kapp MB. (2017) Distinctive Factors Affecting the Legal Context of End-of-Life Medical Care for Older Persons. Georgia State University Law Review, 33(4): 869-892.   


Kapp MB. “Honoring the Choices of Nursing Home Residents While Practicing Good Risk Management,” at the XXVth International Congress on Law and Mental Health sponsored by the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2017.

Kapp MB. “Caring for Patients With Dementia: Ethical Challenges Within Legal Boundaries,” at Annual Conference of Vermont Ethics Network, Burlington, VT, November 13, 2017. 

Paul Katz, MD

Hawk C, Schneider MJ, Haas M, Katz P et al. Best practices for chiropractic care for older adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Update. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 40(4):217-229, 2017.

Saba S, Nicolici DF, Tang A, Schechter J, Katz P, Mah L. Depression predicts functional outcome in geriatric inpatient rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(3):500-507, 2017.


Xan Nowakowski, PhD

Nowakowski, ACH., Barningham, KE, Buford, CD, Laguerre, M, & Sumerau, JE (2017). “That Pain Is Genuine to Them”: Provider Perspectives on Chronic Pain in University Student Populations. The Qualitative Report, 22(7), 1186-1201.

Nowakowski, ACH, Barningham, KE, Buford, CD, Laguerre, M, & Sumerau, JE (2017). “A Tricky One”: Barriers to Non-Opioid Pain Management in University Health Care. Florida Public Health Review, 14(1), 60-66.

Nowakowski ACH. “Allergy Testing: Nothing to Sneeze At!” plenary presentation at American Lung Association Central Florida Chapter 2017 Lung Force Expo, Orlando, FL, November 10, 2017.

Nowakowski ACH. “The Strange Case of Baby X: How Genetic Counseling Can Transform Cystic Fibrosis Care” at Genetic Counseling Case Studies course for MS degree candidates, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, November 15, 2017.

Alice Pomidor, MD

Pomidor A, ed. (2017). Safe Older Driver. Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 3rd Edition. New York: The American Geriatrics Society. https://geriatricscareonline.org/ProductAbstract/safeolder-drivers-mobile-app/B035.

“Driving and Community Mobility: Highlighting OTs Distinct Value to Programs, Physicians, State Licensing and Senior Drivers” at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2017.

“Driving & Community Mobility, a highly Valued IADL and Critical to Participation: Know your Role” at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2017.

Niharika Suchak, MBBS

Suchak N. “Geriatrics Literature Update” at FMDA’s 26th Annual Conference: Best Care Practices in the Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Continuum in Orlando, FL, October 14, 2017.

Kapp MB, Brummel-Smith K, & Suchak N. “End of Life Discussions, Decisions, and Care ” at FMDA’s 26th Annual Conference: Best Care Practices in the Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Continuum in Orlando, FL, October 14, 2017.

Suchak N. “Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment: An Overview POLST Overview” at FMDA’s Quality Advocacy Coalition (FQAC) Strategic Forum – The Impact of End-of-Life Care & Advance Directives on Hospital Re-admissions in Orlando, FL, October 12, 2017.

Suzanne Baker, MA

Drowos J, Baker S, Harrison SL, ..., Baker D. (2017) Faculty Development for Medical School Community-Based Faculty: A Council of Academic Family Medicine Educational Research Alliance Study Exploring Institutional Requirements and Challenges. Academic Medicine. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001626.

Baker D, Baker S, Chessman A, Drowos J, Harrison S, Minor S. “Faculty Development for Medical School Community-Based Faculty,” at the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine annual meeting, Anaheim, CA, February 2017. 

Antonio Terracciano, PhD

Sutin AR, Rust G, Robinson E, Daly M, & Terracciano A (2017). Parental perception of child weight and inflammation: Perceived overweight is associated with higher child c-reactive protein. Psychology, 130, 50-53.

Stephan Y, Sutin AR, Bayard S, & Terracciano A (2017). Subjective age and sleep in middle-aged and older adults. Psychology and Health, 32, 1140-1151.

Stephan Y, Sutin AR, Luchetti M, Terracciano A (2017). Feeling older and the development of cognitive impairment and dementia. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 72, 966-973.

Terracciano A, Stephan Y, Luchetti M, Gonzalez-Rothi R, Sutin AR (2017). Personality and lung function in older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 72, 913-921.

Terracciano A. “Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Personality Stability Among Older Adults” at APS Annual Convention, APS, Boston, MA, June 2017.

Terracciano A. “Personality and Insomnia” at Biennial Meeting of the Association for Research in Personality, Association for Research in Personality, Sacramento, CA, June 2017.

Terracciano, A. “Personality Traits and Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: New Data and Meta-Analysis” at 21th IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, June 2017.

Terracciano A. “How Old Do You Feel? Current Directions In Subjective Age Research” at 21th IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics in San Francisco, CA, June, 2017.

Terracciano, A. “Personality and dementia: Temporal evolution, reverse causality, and uncoupling neuropathology from dementia” workshop delivered at Workshop on Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: Behavioral and Social Factors Related to Alzheimer’s Disease organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, DC, September 2017.

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