Investigators

  • University of Southern California

    Dr. Freddi Segal-Gidan is a physician assistant and gerontologist. Dr.

  • University of Iowa College of Public Health

    J. Alton Croker III, is a PhD Candidate in Health Services Research and Policy, in the Department of Health Management and Policy, at the University of Iowa.  He earned his MA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire in 2008, and has extensive research and evaluation experience in substance abuse prevention and harm reduction.  His current research includes: hospice and end-of-life care, pain management, and health disparities.

  • University of Iowa College of Public Health
    (319) 384-3820

    Brian Kaskie, PhD, earned a masters degree at Washington University in St Louis, he completed his doctoral training at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Center, and participated in a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research and policy at University of California, San Francisco. Most recently, Dr Kaskie served an APSA Congressional Fellow, assigned to the Majority Staff of the Senate Aging Committee chaired by Senator Susan M. Collins.

  • University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
    Investigators
    (319) 335-8877

    Gary Milavetz is a Professor of Pharmacy in the Division of Applied Clinical Sciences in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and he serves as the Executive Associate Dean of the college. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Minnesota and completed a Post-Doctoral clinical pharmacy research fellowship at the University of Iowa.

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Applied Health Sciences
    Julie Bobitt, PhD is the director of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program at the College of Applied Health Sciences. She completed her PhD at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with the dissertation topic of Factors Impacting the Implementation of Evidence-Based Wellness Programs in Illinois Senior Centers. Dr. Bobitt participated in the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship program in 2015-2016 where she served in the Office of the Surgeon General.
  • University of Iowa College of Public Health
    (319) 384-3817

    Kanika Arora, PhD, joined the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa in 2015. She completed her PhD in Public Administration from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University in 2015. Her research focuses on understanding the motivations and implications of supplying long-term care services to the elderly in the U.S. Her recent work examines: time tradeoffs associated with informal care, parental dementia and wealth accumulation among adult children, and the effect of formal care services on Medicaid expenditures.

Collaborators

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs Aging Center
    719-255-8038

    Since 1984, Dr. Qualls has been a member of the Psychology faculty. She served as Department Chair (1993-2000) and Director of Clinical Training (1987-96; 2004-07). She teaches primarily at the graduate level, maintains a lab of research mentees, and conducts research on the caregiver program within the department's training clinic, the UCCS Aging Center. Other campus roles include Director of the Gerontology Center, Faculty Director of the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences and Director of the UCCS Aging Center.

  • University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Dr. Lum is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She received her medical degree and doctorate in Cellular and Molecular Biology through the Medical Scientist Training Program at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She did her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by fellowships in Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Colorado. As a health services researcher, Dr.