Posts Tagged ‘Aging of Baby Boom Generation; Healthcare

15
Sep
07

Bill Thomas, Professor of The Erickson School at UMBC

Bill Thomas
Professor of The Erickson School at UMBC
Phone: 410-455-1896
Email: wthomas@umbc.edu
http://erickson.umbc.edu/people/details.aspx?id=66
Thomas is an international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare. Calling himself a “nursing home abolitionist,” Thomas is the founder of the Green House, a radically new approach to long term care that is being replicated in all 50 states with support from a $10 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the 1990s, Thomas founded the Eden Alternative, an innovative approach that brings plants, animals and children into nursing homes to improve the well-being of residents. His book What Are Old People For? How Elders Will Save the World was named 2005 Book of the Year by the American Medical Writers Association.

15
Sep
07

John Schumacher, Assistant Professor of Sociology

John Schumacher
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: 410-455-3184
Email: jschuma@umbc.edu
Schumacher is an authority on several aspects of aging, including assisted living facilities and
relationships between physicians and elder patients.

15
Sep
07

Robert Rubinstein, Professor of Sociology

Robert Rubinstein
Professor of Sociology
Phone: 410-455-2059
Email: rrubinst@umbc.edu
Rubinstein has studied the history of aging and depression among the elderly.

15
Sep
07

Leslie Morgan, Professor of Sociology

Leslie Morgan
Professor of Sociology
Phone: 443-543-5642
Email: lmorgan@umbc.edu
Morgan has studied aging and health-care providers in the long-term care industry extensively. She is the recipient of several research grants from the National Institute on Aging.

15
Sep
07

Kevin Eckert, Dean of The Erickson School at UMBC

Kevin Eckert
Dean of The Erickson School at UMBC
Phone: 443-543-5622
Email: eckert@umbc.edu
http://www.umbc.edu/erickson/welcome.html
Eckert is a nationally renowned researcher on residential care and assisted living and aging services. He has received several awards, including a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship and a Senior Fellowship from the National Institute of Health’s National Research Service Award Program.




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