Research

Social and Financial Costs of Millennial Dementia Caregivers report explores the economic impact of the shift to millennial caregivers and the higher rate of incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in minority groups and communities. The report concludes with discussion strategies to support and advocate for millennial caregivers. Slides available upon request.

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Aging with Disability issue brief covers trending topics on the issue of aging with a disability. I contributed to the publication, which informs grantmakers about their unique opportunity to play a vital role in marshaling resources to enable this population to remain fully integrated with the larger community.

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The National Quality Forum convened a multistakeholder committee meeting for a project on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. I provided thought leadership for the project that explored how quality and efficiency measures can improve outcomes for persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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Friday Update is an email newsletter that consolidates federal level news on aging and disability policy. I researched, gathered, and wrote the newsletter for federal, state, and local policymakers, advocates, researchers, etc. I also enhanced the e-newsletter by adding social media buttons to the template.

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The HCBS conference showcases promising practices in long-term services and supports. I produced a fact sheet on Medicaid Milestones for the event. The Medicaid program assists low-income families or people in paying hospital stays, doctor visits, and long-term medical, custodial care costs.

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https://www.duq.edu/Documents/urp/_pdf/2006Alumni.pdfDuring my studies, I gained scientific knowledge at the City of Hope National Medical Center and National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU). I have conducted an ethnographic study of the therapeutic interventions for dementia patients in a memory care community. See NSF REU poster below.

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