Dylan Jester

Dylan Jester

Research Interests

Geriatric mental health; Cognitive aging and dementia; Nursing home quality


PhD, Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Present
MPH, Epidemiology, University of South Florida, 2020
BS, Psychology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, 2017


In Press & Online 

Jester, D. J., Molinari, V., Zgibor, J. C., & Volicer, L. (2020). Prevalence of psychotropic polypharmacy in nursing home residents with dementia: A meta-analysis. International Psychogeriatrics. DOI:10.1017/S1041610220004032

Huot, C. Cruz-Knight, W. Jester, D. J., Wenders, A., Andel, R., & Hyer, K. (2020). Impact of establishing a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program clinic on preventive health and Medicare annual wellness visits. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. DOI:10.1080/02701960.2020.1854247

Jester, D. J., Hyer, K. Wenders, A., & Andel, R. (2020). Attitudes toward aging of health professions students: Implications for geriatrics education. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. DOI:10.1080/02701960.2020.1835657

Jester, D. J., Andel, R., Cechová, K., Laczó, J., Lerch, O., Marková, H., Nikolai, T., Vyhnálek, M., & Hort, J. (2020). Cognitive phenotypes of older adults with subjective cognitive decline or amnestic mild cognitive impairment: The Czech Brain Aging Study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS). DOI:10.1017/S1355617720001046

Pifer, M. A., Segal, D. L., Jester, D. J., & Molinari, V. (2020). Assessment of anxiety in nursing home residents: Issues and strategies. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. DOI:10.1177/0091415020943321

Peterson, L. J., Bowblis, J. R., Jester, D. J., & Hyer, K. (2020). U.S. state variation in frequency and prevalence of nursing home complaints. Journal of Applied Gerontology. DOI:10.1177/0733464820946673

Jester, D. J., Hyer, K., Guerra, L., Robinson, B. E., & Andel, R. (2019). Beliefs regarding geriatrics primary care topics among medical students and internal medicine residents. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. DOI:10.1080/02701960.2019.1661841


Jester, D. J., Lee, S., Molinari, V., & Volicer, L. (2020). Cognitive deficits in Parkinson’s disease with excessive daytime sleepiness: A systematic review. Aging & Mental Health, 24(11), 1769-1780. DOI:10.1080/13607863.2019.1660852

Jester, D. J., Hyer, K., & Bowblis, J. R. (2020). Quality concerns in nursing homes that serve large proportions of residents with serious mental illness. The Gerontologist, 60(7), 1312-1321. DOI:10.1093/geront/gnaa044

Dosa, D. M., Skarha, J., Peterson, L. J., Jester, D. J., Sakib, N., Ogarek, J., Thomas, K. S., Andel, R., & Hyer, K. (2020). Florida nursing home mortality and hospitalization following Hurricane Irma: A cohort study. JAMA Network Open, 3(10), e2019460. DOI:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.19460

Black, K. & Jester, D. J. (2020). Examining older adults’ perspectives on the built environment and correlates of healthy aging in an American age-friendly community. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(19), 7056. DOI:10.3390/ijerph17197056

Peterson, L. J., June, J., Sakib, N., Dobbs, D., Dosa, D. M., Thomas, K. S., Jester, D. J., & Hyer, K. (2020). Assisted living communities during Hurricane Irma: The decision to evacuate or shelter in place and resident acuity. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 21(8), 1148-1152. DOI:10.1016/j.jamda.2020.01.104

Michael, M., Wilson, C., Jester, D. J., Andel, R., D’Aoust, R., Badana, A. N. S., & Hyer, K. (2019). Application of curriculum mapping concepts to integrate multidisciplinary competencies in the care of older adults in graduate nurse practitioner curricula. Journal of Professional Nursing, 35(3), 228-239. DOI:10.1016/j.profnurs.2019.01.007

Jester, D. J., Rozek, E. K., & McKelley, R. A. (2019). Heart rate variability biofeedback: Implications for cognitive and psychiatric effects in older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 23(5), 574-580. DOI:10.1080/13607863.2018.1432031

Hyer, K., Jester, D. J., Badana, A. N. S., D’Aoust, R., Robinson, B. E., Guerra, L., Michael, M., Molinari, V., Schwartz, A., Schocken, D., Wills, T., Wilson, C., & Andel, R. (2019). Medical faculty beliefs: Self-rated importance and confidence in teaching geriatrics primary care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), 67(3), 576-580. DOI:10.1111/jgs.15759

Koball, A. M., Jester, D. J., Pruit, M. A., Cripe, R. V., Henschied, J. J., & Domoff, S. E. (2018). Content and accuracy of nutrition-related posts in bariatric surgery Facebook support groups. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD), 14(12), 1897-1902. DOI:10.1016/j.soard.2018.08.017

Jester, D. J., Hyer, K., Molinari, V., Andel, R., & Rozek, E. (2018). Age-dependent determinants of antipsychotic use among newly admitted residents of skilled nursing facilities: A population-based study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(10), 1370-1382. DOI:10.1002/gps.4934

Koball, A. M., Jester, D. J., Domoff, S. E., Kallies, K. J., Grothe, K. B., & Kothari, S. N. (2017). Examination of bariatric surgery Facebook support groups: A content analysis. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD), 13(8), 1369-1375. DOI:10.1016/j.soard.2017.04.025


Spring 2021 – Physical Changes & Aging (GEY 3601)
Fall 2020 - Physical Changes & Aging (GEY 3601)
Summer 2020 - Physical Changes & Aging (GEY 3601)
Fall 2019 - Physical Changes & Aging (GEY 3601)
Summer 2019 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Aging (GEY 4647)
Spring 2019 - Physical Changes & Aging (GEY 3601)
Fall 2018 - Physical Changes & Aging (GEY 3601)



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