2015 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Sheyna Alterovitz, J.D., M.A., John Calvin Scott, Ph.D., and Thomas R. (Bob) Konrad, Ph.D.
Sheyna Alterovitz, Executive Director, Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care, Raleigh, North Carolina
Johna Calvin Scott, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Thoma R. (Bob) Konrad, Research Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, Gillings School of Global Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Project Title: Lessons from Preschool: Building on proven successes in child care programs to create a quality rating system for assisted living facilities.
Grantee: Mary Joy Quinn, M.A., Lisa Nerenberg, M.S.W., M.P.H, and Adria E. Navarro, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Mary Joy Quinn, Author, Consultant, Director, Probate (Retired), San Francisco Superior Court
Lisa Nerenberg, Chair, California Elder Justice Coalition
Adria E. Navarro, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
Project Title: Developing an Undue Influence Tool for Adult Protective Services Personnel
Grantee: Pamela Booth Teaster, Ph.D., and Jyoti Savla, Ph.D.
Pamela Booth Teaster, Professor and Associate Director for Research, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Jyoti Savla, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Project Title: The Importance of the Values History for Public Guardianship
2014 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Nina Kohn, J.D., and Israel Doron, LL.B, LL.M., Ph.D.
Nina Kohn, Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
Israel Doron, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work, Department of Gerontology, Haifa University, Israel
Project Title: Connecting ElderLaw and Gerontology
Grantee: Lauren Lisi, J.D., and Pennelope Hommel, M.Sc.
Lauren Lisi, Consulting Attorney, The Center for Social Gerontology, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Pennelope Hommel, Co-Director, The Center for Social Gerontology, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Project Title: National Survey of Statewide Reporting Practices for Title III-B Legal Services, Creation of Guidelines for Uniform Statewide Reporting Systems & Steps Needed to Move Toward Uniform Nationwide Reporting
Grantee: Jan Mutchler, Ph.D., Caitlyn Coyle, M.S., and John Kramer, Ph.D.
Jan Mutchler, Director, Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, Gerontology Department and Institute, Univeristy of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Caitlin Coyle, Researcher, Gerontology Department & Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
John Kramer, Research Associate, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Project Title: Bridging Aging and Disability: The Role of Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Serving Adults Aging with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Family Caregivers
Grantee: Diane Thompson, J.D.
Diane Thompson, Of Counsel, The National Consumer Law Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Project Title: The Need for Mortgage Modifications When a Spouse or Long-Term Partner Dies
2013 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Rachel Gershon, J.D., M.P.H, and Stephanie Anthony, J.D., M.P.H., Principal Associate
Rachel Gershon, J.D., M.P.H, Senior Research Policy Analyst, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine Center for Health Law and Economics, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Stephanie Anthony, J.D., M.P.H., Principal Associate, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine Center for Health Law and Economics, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Project Title: Thinking Long-Term: An Evaluation of Financing Options for Long-Term Services and Supports
Grantee: Andrew Hostetler, Ph.D., and Robin Toof, Ed.D.
Andrew Hostetler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
Robin Toof, Ed.D., Co-Director and Senior Program Evaluator, Center for Family, Work, and Community, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
Project Title: Remodeling Senior Centers for Diverse Populations and a “New Old Age”
Grantee: Tara Twomey, J.D.
Tara Twomey, J.D., Of Counsel, National Consumer Law Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Project Title: Addressing the Debt Burdens of Older Americans: An Examination of the Intersection of Bankruptcy and Reverse Mortgages
Grantee: Stacey Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Project Title: Developing a Laboratory Model for the Rigorous Study of Elder Financial Exploitation
2012 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Teresa Ghilarducci, Ph.D., and Joelle Saad-Lessler, Ph.D
Teresa Ghirladucci, Professor, Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research, New York, New York
Joelle Saad-Lessler, Economist/Statistician, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School for Social Research, New York, New York, and Assistant Professor of Economics, Long Island University, Brookville, New York
Project Title: The Crisis of Jobs and Healthcare for Unemployed Americans Aged 55-64
Grantee: Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., M.B.A., and Tony Yang, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Gilbert Gimm, Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Tony Yang, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Project Title: The Effect of Paid Leave Policies on Family Caregivers for the Elderly: Evidence from State Laws
Grantee: Maureen Henry, J.D.
Maureen Henry, Executive Director, Utah Commission on Aging and the Utah Aging and Disability Resource Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Project Title: Evaluating the Accuracy of POLST Form Content
Grantee: Katherine C. Pearson, J.D.
Katherine C. Pearson, Professor of Law and Director, Elder Protection Clinic, Pennsylvania State Universitiy, The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Project Title: Crossing Borders and Barriers: How Older Adults Access Legal Advice and Information for Effective Justice
2011 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Claudia Martin, J.D., LL.M, Diego Rodriquez-Pinzon, J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., and Vladislav Michalik, J.D., LL.M.
Claudia Martin, Professor, Co-Director, Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law-American University, Washington, D.C.
Diego Rodriquez-Pinzon, Professor, Co-Director, Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law-American University, Washington, D.C.
Vladislav Michalik, Project Coordinator, Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law-American University, Washington, D.C.
Project Title: Global and Regional Rights of Older Person (book project to compile and critique international human rights regimes for protection of civil, political, economic, and cultural rights of older persons)
Grantee: Margot Saunders, J.D., and Leah Plunkett, J.D.
Margot Saunders, J.D., National Consumer Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Leah Plunkett, J.D., National Consumer Law Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Project Title: Protecting Older Americans' Social Security Benefits from Illegal Seizure by Banks (analysis of and recommended improvements in proposed federal regulations governing mandated electronic deposit of benefits and exemption from creditor garnishment or set off)
Grantee: Richard Van Duizend, J.D., and Brenda K. Uekert, Ph.D.
Richard Van Duizend, J.D., Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts, Arlington, Virginia
Brenda K. Uekert, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, National Center for State Courts, Arlington, Virginia
Project Title: Revisions and Updating of the 1993 National Probate Court Standards (to be guided and overseen by a nine-person national task force with representatives from probate court judges, probate court administrators, and trusts and estates practitioners)
2010 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Israel Doron, LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D., and Kim Dayton, J.D.
Dr. Israel Doron, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work, Department of Gerontology, Haifa University
Professor Kim Dayton, William Mitchell College of Law, Center for Elder Justice & Policy
Project Title: Municipal Law and the Rights of Older Persons
Grantee: Elizabeth Dugan, Ph.D.
Professor, Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Project Title: Older Driver Safety and States' Licensing Policies
Grantee: Samantha Morton, J.D.
Executive Director, Medical-Legal Partnership, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Project Title: Collaborative Research Providing Medical-Legal Services to Elders
Grantee: David Neumark, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine
Project Title: Population Aging, Social Security Reform, and the Employment of Older Americans: The Role of Stronger Age Discrimination Laws
2009 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Betsy Abramson, J.D.
Elder Law Consultant
Project Title: Wisconsin's New Individuals-at-Risk Restraining Order: Evaluation, Refinement, Training and National Model
Grantee: Mary Joy Quinn, M.A., and Deana A. Piazza, M.A.
Mary Joy Quinn, Director of Probate, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
Deana Piazza, Senior Research Analyst, California Administrative Office of the Courts
Project Title: Undue Influence: Definitions and Applications
Grantee: Carmel Dyer, M.D.
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Project Title: Forensic Markers and Risk for Death in Cases Reported to Adult Protective Services
2008 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Edith Greene, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Project Title: Using Psychological Evidence to Enhance Prosecution of Elder Financial Abuse
Grantee: Wayne Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor, Towson University, Towson, Maryland
Project Title: The Ombudsman As a Community Presence in the Fog of Disaster
Grantee: Barbara Soniat, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Social Science, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Grantee: Stacey Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Project Title: Development of Capacity Assessment Handbook for Psychologists
2007 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Rosemary K. Chapin, Ph.D
Professor and Director, Office of Aging and Long Term Care, Kansas University School of Social Welfare
Project Title: The Community Tenure of Older Adult Hoarders: Identifying Risks and Enhancing Opportunities
Grantee: John Howat, J.D., and Philene Taormina, J.D.
John Howat, National Consumer Law Center
Philene Taormina, AARP
Project Title: Energy Affordability Crisis and Its Threat to Independent Living
Grantee: Tara L. Victor, Ph.D., and Andrew Dean, Ph.D.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Department of Psychiatry
Project Title: Assessing Effort During Competency Evaluations with Individuals Who May Be Demented
Grantee: Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D.
Department of Aging and Mental Health, FMHI, University of South Florida
Project Title: Hurricanes and Long Term Care Facilities: Creating State Models for Legal and Regulatory Responsibility for Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
2006 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Allen Glicksman, Ph.D., and Sanford Pfeffer, J.D.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Project Title: Incapacity and Guardianship: Addressing the Additional Demand on the Court System from Increases in the Number and Complexity of Guardianship Cases
Grantee: Edith Greene, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, University of Colorado
Project Title: Legal Assessment of Decision Making in Older Adults
Grantee: Whitney Brosi, Ph.D. and Richard Ingham, J.D.
Whitney Brosi, Assistant Professor of Gerontology, Oklahoma State University
Richard Ingham, Legal Services Developer, Aging Services Division Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Project Title: Legal Service Utilization and Policy Needs of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
2005 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Jennifer Moye, Ph.D.
Director, Geriatric Mental Health Clinic,VA Boston Health Care System and Assistant Professor Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Project Title: Aging, Capacity and Limited Guardianship: A Guide for Judges on Obtaining, Interpreting and Applying Functional Assessments of Capacity for Guardianship
Grantee: Deanne Loonin, J.D., and Elizabeth Renuart, J.D.
National Consumer Law Center
Project Title: Aging into Debt: Solutions for the Growing Threat to Elder Finances
Grantee: Eric Carlson, J.D.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Project Title: Using Anti-Discrimination Laws to Protect Assisted Living Residents
2004 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Eric Carlson, J.D.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Project Title: Maximizing Choice or Waiving Rights? A Comprehensive Legal Evaluation of the Use of Negotiated Risk Agreements in Assisted Living Facilities
Grantee: Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr., J.D., M.Div.
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
Project Title: Fashioning a “Transitional Care Services” Benefit in Medicare
Grantee: Ellen Martin, J.D.
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Gerontology Institute and Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
Project Title: Assessment of and Recommended Changes to Delivery of Medicare Diabetes Prevention and Self-Maintenance Programs for Affected Elderly, Low Income, Uneducated, Black Women
Grantee: Max B. Rothman, J.D., LL.M.
The Center on Aging at Florida International University
Project Title: Judicial Responses to an Aging America
Grantee: Thomas E. Finucane, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center
Project Title: Weight Loss in Nursing Homes: Policy, Science and Surveyors
2003 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Robin Fretwell Wilson, J.D., and J. Wanzer Drane
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, University of South Carolina, School of Law
Professor J. Wanzer Drane, University of South Carolina, School of Public Health
Project Title: Closing the Gaps in the Medicare Assistance Programs for the Low-Income Elderly
Grantee: Professor Yvonne L. Michael, Sc.D
School of Community Health, Portland State University
Project Title: Neighborhood, Built Environment, and Health Among Urban Seniors
Grantee: Natalie K. Thomas, J.D., and Richard Ingham, J.D.
Natalie K. Thomas, Division of Aging Services, Atlanta
Mr. Richard Ingham, Legal Services Developer, Aging Services Division, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Project Title: State Legal Services Development: Where is It and Where Should It Be?
Grantee: Pamela B. Teaster, Ph.D.
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky
Project Title: End-of-Life Decision Making for Incapacitated Persons: The Resolution of a Life Under Guardianship
2002 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Eleanor Crosby, J.D., and Rose Nathan, J.D., M.P.H.
Eleanor Crosby, Managing Attorney, Georgia Senior Legal Hotline, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Rose Nathan, Policy Analyst, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Project Title: Adult Guardianship in Georgia
Grantee: Madonna Harrington Meyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, The Maxwell School; Director, University Gerontology Center, Syracuse University
Project Title: Feasibility of a National Medicaid Equalization Law
Grantee: Diane E. Hoffman, J.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty and External Affairs; Professor of Law & Director, Law & Health Care Program, University of Maryland School of Law
Project Title: Impact of Office of Inspector General Fraud Alerts on Use of Hospice by Nursing Homes
Grantee: Elizabeth Capezuti
Associate Director for Nursing Science, Emory Center for Health in Aging, Emory University School of Medicine
Project Title: Medico-Legal Analysis of Bed-Related Fall Injuries Among Hospitalized Older Adults
2001 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Perry Edelman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research, Northwestern University, Institute for Health Services Research & Policy Studies
Project Title: Maximizing Quality of Life in Assisted Living for People With Alzheimer's Disease
Grantee: Kevin D. Frick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Economics and School of Hygiene and Public Health
Project Title: The Political Economy of the Experience Corps
Grantee: Alison E. Hirschel, J.D.
Adjunct Professor Law and Attorney at Michigan Poverty Law Program University of Michigan
Project Title: Predicting Nursing Home Closures: A Study of Troubled Nursing Homes
Grantee: Anne J. Kisor, Ph.D.
Faculty, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
Project Title: Older Homeless Women and Their Social Services Experiences and Needs
Grantee: Claudia Martin, J.D., and Diego Rodriquez-Pinzon, J.D.
Project Co-Directors, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law, American University
Project Title: Current International Legal Status of Elderly Rights
2000 Grant Recipients
Grantee: Rebecca Dresser, J.D.
Professor of Law, Washington University, School of Law and Center of Biomedical Ethics
Project Title: Advance Directives in Dementia Research
Grantee: Barbara Noah, J.D., and David B. Brushwood, Ph.D.
Barbara Noah, Professor of Law, University of Florida, College of Law
David B. Brushwood, Professor of Pharmacy Health Care Administration, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy
Project Title: Predicting and Preventing Unexpected Adverse Drug Reactions by Elderly Patients
Grantee: Donna S. Harkness, J.D.
Managing Attorney, Clinical Instructor, University of Memphis, Elder Law Clinic
Project Title: Exploration and Development of New Approaches to Prevention of Predatory Home Mortgage Lending Practices that Victimize Elderly Homeowners
Grantee: Adam D. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of North Florida, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
Project Title: Estimate the Impact of a New Early Intervention Social Services Program on the Quality of Life for Poor Elderly Citizens
Grantee: Pamela B. Teaster, Ph.D., and Karen A. Roberto, Ph.D.
Pamela B. Teaster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Center for Gerontology
Karen A. Roberto, Ph.D., Director and Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Center for Gerontology
Project Title: Filling the Need: A Comparative Study of Rural and Urban Programs of Public Guardianship