Pilot Projects

Rural Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment and Chronic Disease: A Mixed Methods Study of Social and Health Factors in Their Care (Cigolle)
The proposed pilot will perform a mixed methods study of older adults with dementia in rural Michigan. The pilot will address how rural older adults with dementia are cared for in their communities, as viewed by primary care physicians in those communities. 2016.

Muscle weakness among older adults: A silent epidemic (Clarke)
The current proposal will chart new territory in investigating the long-term health consequences of dynapenia to: 1) predict whether individuals who fall below these proposed cut-points are at risk for developing future negative health outcomes; 2) examine proposed cut-points in predicting future health risks above and beyond traditional indicators of morbidity and mortality; and 3) understand the role obesity may play in exacerbating future negative health outcomes among those who are considered weak. 2016.

Understanding Uncertainty in Older Adults' Reports of Expectations: An Application to Long-Term Care Preferences (Giustinelli) 2015.

Demographic and socioeconomic differences in polygenic risk of cardiovascular health in the Health and Retirement Study (Schmitz) 2016.

Past Pilot Projects

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