Tetyana Shippee, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management

Tetyana Shippee

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-3065

Office Address:
D371 Mayo

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

PhD, Sociology and Gerontology, Purdue University, 2008

JD, Civil Law, Precarpathian National University, 2004

MS, Sociology, Purdue University, 2005

BA, Sociology, Lee University, 2003


Many factors determine how we age and our quality of life as we age. And as our population gets older and older, long-term care services and supports will become even more important. As a social gerontologist, my work focuses on what really matters to people as they age, such as quality of life measures (like social interactions with others and meal enjoyment) in long-term care settings and the role of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities for older adults' quality of life.


Aging, equity, methods, quality of life, long-term care, racial disparities ,life course, cumulative inequality, access to care, racial discrimination

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • Collegiate recipient for the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Presidents' Community Engaged Scholar Award, 2017
  • Senior Service America Senior Scholar Award for Research Related to Disadvantaged Older Adults, Gerontological Society of America, 2015
  • Elected Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, 2015
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2012


Research Funding Grants

  • 2016–2021, R01, NIH/NIMHD, "System Factors and Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Quality of Life and Care," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2017, "State of Minnesota Department of Human Services, "Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Resident Quality of Life," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2018, "Racial Disparities in Quality of Life for Home and Community-Based Older Adults using 2016 NCI-AD Data," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2019, R01, AHRQ, "Patient Safety in Nursing Homes: A Closer Look at Improvement," Co-Investigator, U of MN Sub-Award PI


See a full list of my publications on PubMed

Select Recent Publications

  • Gaugler JE, Jutkowitz E, Shippee TP, Brasure M. "Consistency of Dementia Caregiver Intervention Classification: An Evidence-Based Synthesis," International Psychogeriatrics, Jan 2017
  • Xu D, Kane RL, Shippee T, Lewis TM. "Identifying Consistent and Coherent Dimensions of Nursing Home Quality: Exploratory Factor Analysis of Quality Indicators," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Dec 2016
  • Jarosek SL, Shippee TP, Virnig BA. "Place of Death of Individuals with Terminal Cancer: New Insights from Medicare Hospice Place-of-Service Codes," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Aug 2016
  • Jutkowitz E, Brasure M, Fuchs E, Shippee T, Kane RA, Fink HA, Butler M, Sylvanus T, Kane RL. "Care-Delivery Interventions to Manage Agitation and Aggression in Dementia Nursing Home and Assisted Living Residents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, March 2016
  • Shippee TP, Henning-Smith C, Gaugler JE, Held R, Kane RL. "Family Satisfaction With Nursing Home Care: The Role of Facility Characteristics and Resident Quality-of-Life Scores," Research on Aging, Nov 2015

Book Chapters

  • Shippee,T.P., Henning-Smith, C. 2015. Continuing care retirement communities: Opportunities and challenges. In S.K. Whitbourne (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. Hoboken, NJ: JohnWiley& Sons.
  • Shippee,T.P., Rowan,K., Henning-Smith, C. 2015. Supporting caregivers of older adults in making decisions: Current tools and future directions. In J. Gaugler & R.L. Kane(Eds.), Family Caregiving in the New Normal. Elsevier Publishing.
  • Ferraro, K.F., Shippee,T.P., Schafer, M.H. 2009. “Cumulative Inequality Theory for Research on Aging and the Life Course.” Pp. 413-35 in Handbook of Theories of Aging. 2nd Ed., edited by Bengtson, V.L., Gans, D., Putney, N.M., and Silverstein, M. New York: Springer.


Teaching Areas

I teach courses in health policy research, as well as courses within gerontology. I actively advise students and serve on dissertation committees for doctoral students and am a thesis adviser for masters students. 


  • PubH 6806, Principles of Public Health Research
  • Gero 5100, Social Factors in Aging


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