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Topic: Aging

Brant E. Fries Brant E. Fries, PhD

Professor of Health Management and Policy
Phone: (734) 936-2107 E-mail: bfries@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Helped develop Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), federally mandated evaluation of nursing home residents, providing information on approximately 4.8 million residents per year.
  • Analyzed preliminary RAI data, finding that physical and chemical restraints increase cost of care and decrease quality of care.
  • Helped develop assessment systems for home care, palliative care, post-acute care, and mental health that coordinate with the RAI. Helped develop international version of all assessment instruments and is working with multiple governments around
  • Received contracts from the State of Michigan to study Michigan's nursing home and home care populations and from the State of Louisiana to help assure that disabled elders are cared for in the least restrictive setting.

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Goncalo AbecasisGoncalo Abecasis, D.Phil., B.Sc.

Professor and Chair in Biostatistics
Phone: (734) 763-4901 E-mail: goncalo@umich.edu

  • Develops statistical tools and software for the identification and study of genetic variants important in human disease.     MORE

Cathleen ConnellCathleen Connell, PhD, MS, BA

Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 647-3189 E-mail: cathleen@umich.edu

  • Expert in dementia caregiving and the psychological and social impact of chronic illness among older adults, particularly Alzheimer's disease.     MORE

Brant E. FriesBrant E. Fries, PhD

Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: (734) 936-2107 E-mail: bfries@umich.edu

  • Helped develop Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), federally mandated evaluation of nursing home residents, providing information on approximately 4.8 million residents per year.     MORE

Neal M. KrauseNeal M. Krause, PhD, MA

Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 763-5583 E-mail: nkrause@umich.edu

  • Focuses on stress and the resources people use to cope with it.     MORE

Scott RobertsScott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.     MORE

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