Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD

Professor and Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, School of Public Health

Joseph E. Gaugler

Contact Info

gaug0015@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-2485

Office Address:
D351-1 Mayo

Mailing Address:
Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor and Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, School of Public Health

Director, Minnesota Center for Aging Research and Education (MCARE), School of Public Health

Emeritus Long-Term Care Professor, School of Nursing


PhD, Pennsylvania State University, (Human Dev & Family Studies), 1999

MS, Pennsylvania State University, (Human Dev & Family Studies), 1996

BA, Gustavus Adolphus College (Psychology/History), 1995

Post-doctoral study, University of Minnesota (Aging), 1999-2000

Summary

Joseph Gaugler is the Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care & Aging in the School of Public Health Division of Health Policy and Management. His research examines the sources and effectiveness of long-term care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other chronic conditions. An applied gerontologist, Dr. Gaugler's interests include Alzheimer's disease and long-term care, the longitudinal ramifications of family care for persons with dementia and other chronic conditions, and the effectiveness of community-based and psychosocial services for older adults with dementia and their caregiving families. Underpinning these substantive areas, Dr. Gaugler also has interests in longitudinal and mixed methods.

Awards & Recognition

  • Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Adult Development and Aging Research: 2003
  • M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology from the American Psychological Association: 2011
  • Dean's Award from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing: 2011
  • Gordon Streib Distinguished Academic Gerontologist Award from the Southern Gerontological Society: 2015

Professional Associations

Center Memberships:

Minnesota Center for Aging Research and Education (MCARE)
Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation
Masonic Cancer Center
Life Course Center

Professional Associations
Gerontological Society of America (Fellow)
American Psychological Association (Fellow)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Longitudinal implications of family care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other chronically disabled adults; Effectiveness of psychosocial and community-based services for care-giving families; Alzheimer's disease and long-term care.

Learn more about Families and Long-Term Care Projects

Research Funding Grants

Current Funded Research Projects:

Title of Project: Utilizing Senior Companions to Enhance Dementia Care Service and Supports
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health (R61AG061903)
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2018-2023

Title of Project: System Factors and Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Quality of Life and Care
Funding Agency: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health (1R01MD010729)
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: T.Shippee)
Project Dates: 2016-2021

Title of Project: Unobtrusive Remote Monitoring to Identify and Track Meaningful Change in Daily Function in Community Dwelling Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Seelye)
Project Dates: 2018-2023

Title of Project: Care Interventions for Persons With Dementia (PWD) And Their Caregivers
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (HHSA290201500008I)
Role: Project Lead (with Butler)
Project Dates:2018-2020

Title of Project: The Residential Care Transition Module
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health (R01 AG048931)
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2016-2021

Title of Project: Improving Outcomes for Family Caregivers and Older Adults With Complex Conditions: The Adult Day Service Plus Program
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health (R01 AG049692)
Role: Principal Investigator (with Gitlin)
Project Dates: 2016-2021

Title of Project: A Proactive Health Monitoring Intervention for Dementia Caregivers: The ENeighbor
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (R18HS022836)
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2014-2020

Title of Project: Informal Resources of Persons Living with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Impact of Hospitalizations, Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations and Nursing Home Admissions
Funding Agency: i.National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Aging (R21 AG059623)
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Jutkowitz)
Project Dates: 2018-2020

Title of Project: Attachment Behaviors in Patient Child Dyads with Early State Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Aging (R01 AG058565)
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Monin)
Project Dates: 2019-2023

Title of Project: Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (U1QHP33076)
Role: Administrative Core (PI: Pacala)
Project Dates: 2019-2024

Title of Project: Microsimulation Modeling to Compare the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Nondrug Interventions to Manage Clinical Symptoms in Racially/Ethnically Diverse Persons with Dementia
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Aging (R01 AG060871)
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Jutkowitz)
Project Dates: 2019-2023

Title of Project: Care to Plan: Preliminary Efficacy of a Tailored Resource for Family Members of Persons with Dementia 
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Aging (R21 AG060419 )
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2019-2021

Title of Project: NIA AD/ADRD Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Aging (U54AG063546)
Role: Dissemination and Implementation Core Co-Lead (PIs: Mor and Mitchell)Project Dates: 2019-2024

Publications

Selected Publications

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Research methods; Gerontology/Geriatrics

Media

In The News

SPH News

  • Gaugler co-leading implementation of pilot studies for national Alzheimer’s care project (Read More)
  • Gaugler in PBS Video on Preparing for Long-term Care (Read More)

In The Media

  • How art can help people with Alzheimer’s enjoy the moment ( PBS Newshour)
  • Talking Alzheimer's awareness ( Faribault Daily News-MN)
  • Talking Alzheimer's awareness with U of M ( UMN News)
  • CREST to host Alzheimer's tour ( KEYC TV - Mankato, MN)
  • National study could help people with dementia and their caregivers (WNYT TV - Albany, NY)
  • Study looks to improve lives of those living with dementia (KARE TV - Minneapolis, MN
  • Rest but don't stop on long-term care challenges ( Minneapolis Star Tribune - MN)
  • Survey seeks stories about traveling with dementia ( Eden Prairie News - MN)
  • Twin Cities group seeks dementia-related airport stories ( Hudson Star-Observer - Red Wing, MN)
  • Twin Cities group seeks dementia-related airport stories ( Red Wing Republican Eagle - MN)
  • Local tour on dementia is July 26 ( Wadena Pioneer Journal - MN)
  • National study could help people with dementia and their caregivers ( WNYT TV - Albany, NY)
  • Study looks to improve lives of those living with dementia ( KARE TV - Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dementia-friendly airports working group launches survey ( Lillie News - St. Paul, MN)
  • Effort reignited to launch Center on Aging at University of Minnesota ( Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Hi-tech helping hands hold dementia sufferers closer to their fretful carers a little longer (The Australian)
  • Alzheimer's talks strike a nerve (Alexandria Echo Press)