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

Emeritus 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

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

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: 2014-2019


Publications

Selected Publications

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Research methods; Gerontology/Geriatrics

Media

In The News

SPH News

  • Gaugler in PBS Video on Preparing for Long-term Care (Read More)

In The Media