Kathryn Hyer, Ph.D. MPP
- Title: Professor and Director, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging
- Phone: (813) 974 3232
- Office: MHC 1341
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- Curriculum Vitae
MPP-Masters in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1977;
PhD, Arizona State University 1992
Professor and Director, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging
School of Aging Studies
Description of Research Interests
Kathryn Hyer’s research is on the organization, staffing, training, policies, and financing of long-term care in varied settings along the continuum of long term care. She is interested in the impact of State and federal regulations on assisted living and nursing home residents’ quality of care and quality of life, especially at the end of life. Her research includes program evaluation with a special emphasis on evaluation of geriatric educational interventions for health professionals and students.
2016-2018 Principal Investigator US Department of Health Resources and Services Administration, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). Cross-college interdisciplinary grant ($815,560-Year 2). $2.4 Million 3 years. One of 44 grants in country.
2002-2017 Principal Investigator, Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Alzheimer’s Disease Training Curriculum and Training Provider Review and Approval Program ($973,892). Award# XQ692 State
Publications (representative publications selected from over 50 published)
Castle, N., Hyer, K., Harris, J. & Engberg, J. (forthcoming). Nurse Aide Retention in Nursing Homes. Gerontologist.
Arnold, M.*, Hyer, K., Small, B.J., Chisolm, T., Saunders, G.H., McEvoy, C., Lee, D., Dhar, S. and Bainbridge, K., (2019). Factors Related to Use among Older Adults from Hispanic/Latino Backgrounds: Findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Hyer, K., Jester, D. J.*, Badana, A. N. S.*, et.al. (2019). Medical faculty beliefs: Self-rated importance and confidence in teaching geriatrics primary care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1-5. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15759.
Smith, K. M.*, Thomas, K., Johnson, S., Meng, H. & Hyer, K. Dietary Service Staffing Impact Nutritional Quality in Nursing Homes (2017) Journal of Applied GerontologyPublished online January 26, 2017 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464816688309
Hyer, K., MacDonald, G., Black, K., Badana, A.N.S., Murphy, S.P. & Haley, W.E. (2017). Preparing for Florida’s Older Adult Population Growth with user-friendly demographic maps Florida Public Health Review. V.13, 143-154. http://www.ut.edu/uploadedFiles/Academics/CNHS/Health_Sciences_and_Human_Performance/Public_Health/Florida_Public_Health_Review/FPHR2017Hyer33-44.pdf
Peterson, L.J.*, Meng, H., Dobbs, D. & Hyer, K. (2016). Gender differences in mobility device use among U.S. older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.Published online August 5, 2016 doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw081
Holup, A*. Hyer, K., Meng, H., Volicer, L. (2016). Profile of nursing home residents admitted directly from home. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.Published online: October 27, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2016.08.017
Pleasant, M.L*, Molinari, V., Hobday, J.V., Fazio, S., Cullen, N. & Hyer, K. (2017). An Evaluation of the CARES® Dementia Basics Program among CaregiversInternational Psychogeriatrics.29(1):45-56. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610216001526
Black, K., & Hyer, K. (2016). From Aging-in-Community to Age-friendly Community: Translating Research into Practice. The International Journal of Aging and Society. 6(4):59-71. 8