Center for Gerontology

Research

Faculty Research

Nursing Home Diversion Program Evaluation
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto, Nancy Brossoie
Funded By: Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA)

Caregivers of Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Family Dynamics and Diversity
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto, Rosemary Blieszner
Funded By: National Alzheimer's Association

Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Aging Women: Promoting Community Knowledge
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto
Project Coordinator: Nancy Brossoie
Funded By: National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) and the Office of the Director (OD)

Appalachian Community Cancer Network
Investigator: Karen A. Roberto
Funded By: National Institute of Health

Caring for a Spouse with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Daily Challenges, Marital Relations, and Physiological Indicators of Heath
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto, Rosemary Blieszner, Jyoti Savla
Funded By: Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund

Southern Albemarle County Intergenerational Community Center Needs Assessment
Investigator: Shannon Jarrott
Funded By: Albemarle County Department of Social Services

Evaluation of Generations United On-Line Resource Center
Investigator: Shannon Jarrott
Funded By: Generations United

New River Valley Agency on Aging 2007 Needs Assessment
Investigators:  Karen A. Roberto
Funded By:  New River Valley Agency on Aging

Perceptions of Elder Mistreatment in Rural Virginia Communities
Investigators:  Karen A. Roberto
Funded By:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, State Agricultural Experiment Stations

Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment: Family Dynamics And Diversity
Investigators:  Karen A. Roberto, Rosemary Blieszner
Funded By:  National Alzheimer's Association

Comparing Operational Costs of Shared Site Facilities Based on Level of Operational Integration of Expenditures and Level of Intergenerational Activity
Investigators:  Shannon E. Jarrott
Funded By:  Generations United

Aging Families in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Investigators: Tammy Henderson, Karen A. Roberto, Yoshinori Kamo
Funded By: National Science Foundation

Use of a Virtual Environment to Assess Real World Abilities in Older Adults Experiencing Memory Loss
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto, Doug A. Bowman, Paul T. Diamond, M.D.
Funded By: Virginia Tech-University of Virginia-Carilion Health System Collaborative Research Grants

Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Evaluation
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto
Funded By: Virginia Department for the Aging

Public Guardian/Conservators in Virginia: Statewide Needs Assessment
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto
Funded By: Virginia Department of Aging (VDA)

Intergenerational Training Network Evaluation
Investigators: Shannon Jarrott
Funded By: Temple University

Caregivers of Persons With Mild Cognitive Impairment
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto, Rosemary Blieszner
Funded by: National Alzheimer's Association

Horticultural Therapy for Persons with Dementia: Advancing Preliminary Research.
Investigators: Shannon E. Jarrott, P. D. Relf
Funded By: Virginia Center on Aging, Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund

Rural Older Virginians with Chronic Health Conditions: Behavioral and Psychosocial Influences on Quality of Life.
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto
Funded by: United States Department of Agriculture (Virginia Tech - Hatch Project)

Quality Assessment: The Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program Investigators: Karen A. Roberto, Pamela B. Teaster, Anne H. Glass
Funded By: Center for Medicare and Medicaid/ Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Nursing Home Employees: Community Ecology and Retention
Investigators: Karen A. Roberto, Jay A. Mancini
Funded By: National Institute on Aging

Older Families in Rural Communities: Personal & Social Influences on Service Use
Investigator: Karen A. Roberto, Rosemary Blieszner
Funded by: National Research Institute Competitive Grants Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Older Adults' Perceptions of Family Relationships
Investigator: Katherine R. Allen, Rosemary Blieszner, Karen A. Roberto
Funded by: Virginia Tech ASPIRES Program

Trends in Family Gerontology Research
Investigator: Karen A. Roberto, Rosemary Blieszner, Katherine A. Allen
Funded by: Center for Gerontology

Longitudinal Follow-up of Friendship Research Participants: Feasibility Study
Investigator: Rosemary Blieszner
Funded by: Virginia Tech ASPIRES Program

Filling the Unmet Need: A Comparative Study of Rural and Urban Programs of Public Guardianship
Investigator: Pamela B. Teaster, Karen A. Roberto
Funded by: The Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging