_ROVIDED. The aging of the US population, reductions in cardiovascular disease mortality and the extension of life among the oldest old all combine to raise the importance of issues in the care of the chronically ill and disabled. The shifting sands of health care policies from financing to delivery as well as the evolving paradigm of chronic disease management and long term care make it essential to have well trained researchers operating in academic, governmental and private research and policy settings who understand these issues and have the skill to design and interpret policy relevant studies applicable to these vulnerable populations. Under the direction of Vincent Mor, Ph.D., since 1987 the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research has operated a highly productive training site for over 30 interdisciplinary investigators focused on the health and health care of the elderly and chronically ill. Of those who have finished their training 81% are in academic or full time research settings, 61% have been PI on grants (nearly 70 grants funded to them) and they have participated in over 400 peer reviewed publications. Graduates of the fellowship have made major contributions in numerous areas of health services research, with 7 individuals now holding senior faculty positions in Universities. The current proposal requests 3 post-doctoral fellowship positions per year for five years, mixed between physicians and Ph.D. investigators. The training program environment has been greatly enriched over the past five years with the creation of the Public Health Program, a consortium of research centers with a total of over $40 million in research funding per year, the development of an accredited analytically oriented MPH program and an approved, research oriented, geriatric fellowship training program designed to direct the best fellows to the AHRQ funded research training program.

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Berridge, Clara; Tyler, Denise A; Miller, Susan C (2016) Staff Empowerment Practices and CNA Retention: Findings From a Nationally Representative Nursing Home Culture Change Survey. J Appl Gerontol :
Rivera-Hernandez, Maricruz; Rahman, Momotazur; Mor, Vincent et al. (2016) The Impact of Social Health Insurance on Diabetes and Hypertension Process Indicators among Older Adults in Mexico. Health Serv Res 51:1323-46
Rivera-Hernandez, Maricruz (2016) Religiosity, Social Support and Care Associated with Health in Older Mexicans with Diabetes. J Relig Health 55:1394-410
Tiruneh, Yordanos M; Wilson, Ira B (2016) What Time is it? Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Ethiopia. AIDS Behav 20:2662-2673
Goldberg, Elizabeth M; Trivedi, Amal N; Mor, Vincent et al. (2016) Favorable Risk Selection in Medicare Advantage: Trends in Mortality and Plan Exits Among Nursing Home Beneficiaries. Med Care Res Rev :
Berridge, Clara (2016) Breathing Room in Monitored Space: The Impact of Passive Monitoring Technology on Privacy in Independent Living. Gerontologist 56:807-16
Rivera-Hernandez, Maricruz; Galarraga, Omar (2015) Type of Insurance and Use of Preventive Health Services Among Older Adults in Mexico. J Aging Health 27:962-82
Rivera-Hernandez, Maricruz (2015) The role of religious leaders in health promotion for older Mexicans with diabetes. J Relig Health 54:303-15
Lepore, Michael J; Shield, Renée R; Looze, Jessica et al. (2015) Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Rates for Nursing Homes Motivate Select Culture Change Practices But Not Comprehensive Culture Change. J Aging Soc Policy 27:215-31
Wysocki, Andrea; Thomas, Kali S; Mor, Vincent (2015) Functional Improvement Among Short-Stay Nursing Home Residents in the MDS 3.0. J Am Med Dir Assoc 16:470-4

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