Brown Bag Series

Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research 
Brown Bag Series

The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Brown Bag Series provides an opportunity for Gerontology faculty and post-doctoral fellows as well as other researchers focusing on aging issues and/or long-term care to share their completed and ongoing research with colleagues.  The series also enables researchers to brainstorm regarding study issues and questions.  Thus, presentations of planned and ongoing research as well as completed research are encouraged.

All Brown Bag presentations will be held on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays in Conference Room 636 beginning July 5th and ending June 27th, from Noon to 1 PM with some exceptions highlighted below.  

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To sign up to give a presentation, please contact Linda McCormick 401 863 3604 or by email Linda_McCormick@Brown.Edu

Brown Bag Presentation Schedule—Academic Year 2017-18

Date Speaker Title
July 5 in Room 375 at Noon Special Guest Lecturer, Eunice Noell-Waggoner (Room 375) Light & Dark:  Technology’s “pill” to counteract circadian disruption in long-term care.  To view the recorded lecture, please click here.
July 12 Shailender Swaminathan Early Results from the Indian Health Insurance Experiment
July 13 at 3 PM Rudolf Blankart The Effect of Political Control on Financial Performance and Structure of US Nursing Homes
July 19 Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez

Within and between skilled nursing facilities’ disparities in readmission rates

August 30 Kali Thomas Linking National Program Data with Medicare Claims to Examine Meals on Wheels Clients' Healthcare Utilization and Costs 
September 12 Julie Lima Working with Confidential Data at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research: Policies, Procedures and Current Data Holdings 2017 
September 14 at 8:30 AM, Room 625 Julie Lima Repeat of September 12th Brown Bag
September 20 No Brown Bag due to SPH Faculty Meeting

September 25 at 4 PM (Room 375)

Special Presentation by Joseph Francis, Veterans Health Administration (Room 375) The  Wisdom and Follies of Numbers in Health Care
September 27 Portia Cornell Assisted living for residents with dementia: does dementia-specialized licensing matter?
October 18 CANCELLED - Rescheduled for December 13, 2017


October 25 in
Room 245
at 4 PM 
Special Presentation by Christopher Callahan, Indiana University School of Medicine (Room 245).  Dr. Callahan will be presenting the 31st Annual Katz Lecture. Building an Implementation Science Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Disease
November 8 Special Presentation by Janet Freburger, University of Pittsburgh The Rehabilitation Care Continuum After Stroke: Transitioning from Inpatient to Community Settings
November 15 No Brown Bag due to SPH Faculty Meeting
November 29 Orestis Panagiotou Comparative Hospital Readmission Rates in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare
December 13 Amit Kumar

Variation in Hospital-Based Rehabilitation Services Among Patients with Ischemic Stroke

December 20 Basma Merhi, SURDNA Fellow
Serum Phosphorus and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, All-Cause Mortality, or Graft Failure in Kidney Transplant Recipients
January 17 - Rescheduled for Feb 14 Catherine Schmidt
Physical Therapy Utilization among Medicare Beneficiaries with Lumbar Spinal Stenosi
January 24 Ellen McCreedy
The relationship between family participation in care planning and advance directive orders for nursing home residents with dementia.
January 24 at 3:30 PM in Room 245 Special Presentation by Erika Sevetson PubMed Tips and Tricks
January 31 Tingting Zhang
Factors associated with re-initiation of antiretroviral drugs in a Medicaid cohort with HIV
February 14 Catherine Schmidt Physical Therapy Utilization among Medicare Beneficiaries with Lumbar Spinal Stenosi 
February 21 Edward Miller VA Staff Perceptions of Nursing Home Referral within the Veterans Health Administration
February 28 Elizabeth Goldberg GAPcare: The Geriatric Acute & Post-acute Care Coordination Program for Fall Prevention in the Emergency Department
March 14 Nasim Ferdows Rural Urban Disparities in Mortality Rate and Availability of Care
March 21 Emma Belanger
Measurement Validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire 9 in US Nursing Home Residents
March 28 Momotazur 'Shantu' Rahman
The effect of Linkage between Medicare Advantage Contract and Nursing Home on Patients' Health Outcome
April 18 No Brown Bag due to SPH Faculty Meeting
April 25 Chris Provencal and Ita Irizarry
The Human Research and Protection Program (HRPP) andThe Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Program: Whowe are, what we do, and how we can help you
May 16 Chanee Fabius
May 23 Bart Laws
June 20 Sarah Gordon
June 27 Eric Jutkowitz