Ian "Matt" Nelson, MGS

Ian Nelson

Research Scholar

Email: nelsonim@MiamiOH.edu 
Phone: 513-529-5987
Office: Upham Hall, 388



MGS, Miami University
BA, Susquehanna University

Research Interests

Quantitative data analyses; data management; mental health and aging; long-term care policy; disability across the life-course

Biographical Sketch

Matt Nelson has worked over a decade at the Scripps Gerontology Center. His role has included working with a variety of stakeholders (administrators, funders) in survey development, interviewing (administrators, caregivers, participants), data collection, data analyses, report writing, and grant submission. For the last 15 years, he has worked with Scripps staff to develop a profile of nursing home residents in Ohio. It is in this capacity that he took an interest in examining the prevalence of severe mental illness within nursing homes. Matt has presented at regional conferences on this topic.

Matt has extensive experience with large dataset, management, and analysis using a variety of statistical software packages such as SAS, SPSS, and R. He has taught data management workshops for Miami students.

Selected Publications

Nelson, M. & Helsinger, A. (2021). The older adult population of Greene County Ohio. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Applebaum, R., Nelson, M., Straker, J. K., Harrington, A. K., & Bowblis, J. R. (2020). Maybe you can go home again: Ohio's strategy to provide long-term services and supports for a growing older population. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Applebaum, R., Nelson, I., Straker, J. K., & Kennedy, K. (2020). Policy does matter: Changing an unchangeable long-term services system. The Journal of Elder Policy, 1(1), 21-38. https://doi.org/10.18278/jep.1.1.2

Kennedy, K. A., Hua, C. L., & Nelson, I. (2020). A comparison of emergency preparedness policies by long-term care setting type in Ohio: Assisted living care settings lag behind nursing homes in key areas. Journal of Applied Gerontology, doi:10.1177/0733464820902010.

Applebaum, R., Heston, J. L., Nelson, I. 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.

Straker, J. K., Janssen, L. M., Stemen, S. E., Nelson, I. M., Young, M. A., & Brottman, B. J. (2019). Implementation of the 2018 Ohio Nursing Home and Residential Care Facility Family Satisfaction Surveys. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Kunkel, S.R., Mehdizadeh, S., de Medeiros, K., Nelson, M., & Hua, Cassandra (2018). Evaluating enhanced service coordination in Ohio's housing for low-income older adults and people with disabilities. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University. Retrieved from Scripps.MiamiOH.edu/publications