Robert Applebaum, PhD

Robert Applebaum

Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project
Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow

Phone: 513-529-2632 
Office: Upham, 367A


PhD, Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin
MSW, Social Work, Ohio State University
BA, Sociology, Ohio University

Research Interests

Long-term care; quality assurance; program planning and evaluation; health and social welfare policy

Selected Publications

Kennedy, K. A., Applebaum, R., Bowblis, J. R., Straker, J. K. (2020). Organizational factors associated with retention of direct care workers: A comparison of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The Gerontologist. Accepted manuscript.

Koumoutzis, A., Stemen, S. E., Maharjan, R., Heston-Mullins, J., Mayberry, P., & Applebaum, R. (2020). Local initiatives to fund services for older Americans: Community recognition of the importance of social care. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication.

Bowblis, J. R., & Applebaum, R. (2020). Prevalence of COVID-19 in Ohio nursing homes. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Applebaum, R., Heston, J. L., Nelson, M., & Ducay, L. (2019). Managing care together: A review of the Aetna and Area Agency on Aging MyCare partnership in Ohio. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Applebaum, R. A., Mehdizadeh, S., & Berish, D. (2018). It is not your parents’ long-term services system: Nursing homes in a changing world. Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi:10.1177/0733464818818050

Bowblis, J. R., & Applebaum, R. A. (2017). How does Medicaid reimbursement impact nursing home quality? The effects of small anticipatory changes. Health Services Research, 52(5), 1729-1748.

Applebaum, R. A., & Cummins, P. A. (2017). From rock "n" roll to rock "n" chair: Are boomers financially ready for retirement? Generations, 38(2), 88-95.

Applebaum, R. A., & Mahoney, K. (2016). Expanding self direction and its impact on quality. Public Policy and Aging Report, 26(4), 138-142.

Berich, D. E., Applebaum, R. A., & Straker, J. K. (2016). The residential long-term care role in health care transitions. Journal of Applied Gerontology: The Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. 37(12), 1472-1489doi:10.1177/0733464816677188

Williams, A., Straker, J. K., & Applebaum, R. A. (2016). The Nursing Home Five Star Rating: How does it compare to resident and family views of care? The Gerontologist56(2), 234-242.