Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research 
Brown Bag Series

The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research’s 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 Wednesday in Conference Room 636 beginning September 16th and ending June 29th, from Noon to 1:00. 

To sign up to give a presentation or any questions, please contact any of our three organizers:  Becky Genberg at 863-2060;,  Denise Tyler at 863-3894; or Ethan Balk at 863-2511; 

Brown Bag Presentation Schedule—Academic Year 2015-16

Date Speaker Title
September 23, 2015 None Due to SPH Faculty Meeting
September 30, 2015 Jessica Roydhouse
"Improving patient-reported outcomes in cancer care: non-response and the role of proxies" 
Special:  October 7, 2015
at 4 PM in Conference Room 245
Joseph G. Ouslander
Featured Speaker
29th Annual Katz Lecture
From Bedside to Health Policy -- Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Clinical Research in Long-Term Care
October 21, 2015
Rudolf Blankart The impact of state policy changes on nursing home behavior
October 28, 2015

Momotazur 'Shantu' Rahman

Nursing Home use and Switching to Traditional Medicare: The Role of Medicare Advantage Contracts 
November 18, 2015
GSA Annual Meeting
November 25, 2015
Thanksgiving Eve
December 16, 2015 Benjamin Silver Responsiveness: A Useful but Unclear Instrument for Assessing Validity in Functional Status Measurement 
December 23, 2015
None Day Before Winter Break

January 13, 2016 - Special Presentation
at 2:30 PM in Conference Room 245

Hope Lappen NIH Public Access Policy Workshop from 2:30 to 4 PM in Conference Room 245
January 20, 2016 Bart Laws Records, Reimbursement, and Reality: on the reification of data 
January 27, 2016
Corey Fehnel
Improving prediction of readmission after ischemic stroke
February 17, 2016
None Due to SPH Faculty Meeting
February 24, 2016 - RESCHEDULED for 7/20/16
Elizabeth Goldberg Evaluating Hypertension Guideline Compliance in US Emergency Departments Using the NHAMCS Public Use Files
February 25, 2016 - Special Presentation at Noon in 
Conference Room 636
Melissa Garrido Mental Illness and Mental Health Care Receipt among Seriously Ill Patients.  Assistant Professor Garrido is from Mt. Sinai Hospital and is also a Career Development Awardee, VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY
March 16, 2016
Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez  Skilled Nursing Facilities that Disproportionately Serve Black and Hispanic Patients in the United States
March 23, 2016 Available
March 30, 2016 Kali Thomas
A Methodology to Identify Assisted Living Residents using Administrative Data

April 20, 2016


Due to SPH Faculty Meeting
April 27, 2016
John McHugh Hospitals' Response to Readmission Penalties - Post-Discharge Care Management Approaches
May 18, 2016 Available
May 25, 2016 Issa Dahabreh 

Transporting clinical trial results to target populations

June 15, 2016 Yordanos Tiruneh
Self-efficacy is a strong and consistent predictor of adherence to HIV-medications using both self-report and electronic drug monitoring measures
June 22, 2016 Omar Galárraga
An Evaluation of Rhode Island's Statewide Multi-Payer PCMH Program: Effects on Utilization and Total Cost of Care
June 23, 2016 Julie Lima  Working with Confidential Data at the Center - Policies, Procedures and Data Holdings; 2016 Updates
June 29, 2016 Jennifer Nazareno
July 20, 2016 Elizabeth Goldberg Evaluating Hypertension Guideline Compliance in US Emergency Departments Using the NHAMCS Public Use Files