Student Publications

Student Names are in bold.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Cummins, P. A., Brown, J. S., Bahr, P. R., & Mehri, N. (2019). Heterogeneity of Older Learners in Higher Education. Adult Learning, 30(1), 23-33.

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.

Gannod, G. C., Abbott, K. M., Van Haitsma, K., Martindale, N., & Heppner, A. (2019). A machine learning recommender system to tailor preference assessments to enhance person-centered care among nursing home residents. The Gerontologist, 59(1), 167-176.

Goldstein, C.N., Abbott, K. M., Bangerter, L. R., Kotterman, A., & Van Haitsma, K. (2019). “A bone of contention…”: Perceived barriers and situational dependencies to food preferences of nursing home residents. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics,

Kennedy, K.A., Hua, C.L., & Nelson, I.M. (2020). A comparison of emergency preparedness policies by
long-term care setting type in Ohio: Assisted living settings lag behind nursing homes in key areas. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 1-10.

Koumoutzis, A., Cichy, K. E., Dellmann-Jenkins, M., & Blankemeyer, M. (2020). Age differences and similarities in associated stressors and outcomes among young, midlife, and older adult family caregivers. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Mehri, N., Meskoub, M. & Kunkel, S. (2020). Trends, Determinants and the Implications of Population Aging in Iran. Ageing International.

Mehri, N., Kinney, J., Brown, S. & Rajabi_Rostami, M. (2019). Informal Caregiving and All-Cause Mortality: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Population-Based Studies. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 00(0), 1-11.

Nwakasi, C. C., Brown, J., S., Subedi., S., & Esiaka, D. (2020). Depression, functional disability, and accessing health care among older adults in Ghana and South Africa: A comparative study based on WHO Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE). Aging & Mental Health.

Nwakasi, C. C., Hayes, C., Fulton, J., & Roberts, A. R. (2019). A pilot qualitative study of dementia perceptions and experiences of Nigerian migrant caregivers. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 10, 167-174.

Stemen, S. E. (2020). “They’re in my heart, mind, and cells”: What continuing bonds reveal about social networks. The Gerontologist. http://doi.og/10.1093/geront/gnz188

Van Haitsma, K., Abbott, K. M., Arbogast, A., Bangerter, L. R., Heid, A. R., Behrens, L. L., & Madrigal, C. (2019). A preference-based model of care: An integrative theoretical model of the role of preferences in person-centered care. The Gerontologist,

Vivoda, J. M., Walker, R. M., Cao, J., & Koumoutzis, A. (2020). How Accumulated Wealth Affects Driving Reduction and Cessation. The Gerontologist.


Book Chapters

de Medeiros, K. & Stemen, S. E. (2019). Reminiscence, self and meaningful connections: A case example of Bill. In F. Gibson, International Perspectives on Reminiscence, Life Review and Life Story Work (pp. 244-262). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Janssen, L. M. (2018). Meanings of age and aging among older, incarcerated women: Implications for adaptation and policy reform. In C. Wellin, (Ed.), Critical Gerontology Comes of Age, p. 164-192. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kinney, J. M., & Brottman, B. J. (2020). Families. In S. Kunkel, F. G. Whittington, & K. de Medeiros (Eds.). Global aging: Comparative perspectives on aging and the life course (2nd edition, pp. 279-309). New York, NY: Springer.

Stemen, S. E. & de Medeiros, K. (2019). Narrative Analysis. In D. Gu & M. E. Dupre, The Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging.


Published Reports:

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

Cummins, P. A., Brown, J. S., Bahr, P. R., & Mehri, N. (2019). Community colleges and older learners in Ohio Higher Education. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

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

Straker, J. K, Kinsella, C., & Qui, X. (2019). Ohio Person-Centered Staff Engagement Project Evaluation. (Research Report). Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Young, M., Dhakal, U., Kessler, V., & Kunkel, S. (April 2019). Age-Friendly Oxford community needs assessment: Report to the Age-Friendly Oxford leadership advisory group. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University. Retrieved from

Vivoda, J., Kessler, V., & Ducay, L. (2019). Assessing participant satisfaction and the impact of senior centers in rural and northwestern Ohio counties. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University. Retrieved from