Jennifer Heston-Mullins, PhD, LISW

Jennifer Heston, PhD, LISW

Research Scholar

Email: hestonjl@MiamiOH.edu
Phone: 513-529-1858
Office: Upham Hall, 370B


 

Education

PhD, Social Gerontology, Miami University
MSW, Social Work, The Ohio State University
BA, Social Work, Miami University

Research Interests

Direct care workers; person-centered care; family caregiving; guardianship; long-term care policy and programs; individual and family long-term care communication planning and decision-making; end-of-life values and decision-making 

Biographical Sketch

Jennifer Heston-Mullins, PhD, LISW is active in qualitative research and evaluation of long-term care policy and programs. Prior to her research career, Dr. Heston-Mullins worked within the aging network as a direct care worker and social worker in residential long-term care. 

Selected Publications

Koumoutzis, A., Mayberry, P., Heston-Mullins, J., & Applebaum, R. (2021). Using local initiatives to fund in-home services: Ohio leads the nation. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Applebaum, R. & Heston-Mullins, J. (2020). Local initiatives to fund services for older Americans: A growing option for states. AARP Public Policy Institute 2020 LTSS State Scorecard Promising Practices and Emerging Innovations Series. Available at http://www.longtermscorecard.org/publications/promising-practices/local-tax-levies

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464820944325

Kusmaul, N., Bern-Klug, M., Heston-Mullins, J., Roberts, A.R., & Galambos, C. (2020). Nursing Home Social Work During COVID-19, Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2020.1787577

Roberts, A. R., Heston-Mullins, J., & Fulton, E. E. (2020). Lucas County adult guardianship assessment. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.