Oksana Dikhtyar


Senior Research Associate, Scripps Gerontology Center

Email: dikhtioa@MiamiOH.edu
Phone: (513) 529-5835
Office: Upham Hall, 369C

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PhD, Gerontology, Miami University
MBA, Miami University
BA, Management, Taganrog Institute of Management and Economics (Russia)

Research Interests

Quantitative and qualitative research methods; data analysis; retirement decisions; lifelong learning; continuous education and training for older workers; aging workforce; global aging

Biographical Sketch

As a Senior Research Associate, Oksana currently serves on two grant projects for the Ohio Department of Aging: the Ohio Nursing Home and RCF Family Satisfaction survey and the Biennial Survey of Ohio Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities. Prior to her research career, Oksana worked as a planning engineer and inventory analyst at AK Steel Corporation.


Dikhtyar, O., Helsinger, A., Cummins, P., & Hicks, N. (2021). Adult education and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: An international perspective. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning 23(1), 201-210. https://doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.23.1.201

Dikhtyar, O., Cummins, P. A., McGrew, K., & Bahr, P. R. (2020). Strategies employed by Ohio community colleges to improve labor market outcomes for older students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2020.1738289

Dikhtyar, O. (2019). Essay: Russia’s health and health care system. In F. J. Whittington, S. R. Kunkel, & K. de Medeiros (Eds.), Global aging: Comparative perspectives on aging and the life course. New York: Springer Publishing.