Although SGEC is funded primarily to provide geriatric education and training for health care providers. Scholars associated with SGEC have directed or been involved with numerous research projects relating to health care for older adults, especially those from diverse backgrounds. (See some of the publications from those research projects listed in the pages by topic on this website.) Some of the current research interests of SGEC related scholars include the following topics, all in the context of the diverse population of older adults: geriatric program evaluation, dementia and caregiving, geriatric mental health, spiritual and cultural issues in long term care and end of life care, emergency preparedness, health literacy

Ethnogeriatric Publications on Research by SGEC Scholars and Affiliates

  • Gallagher-Thompson, D., Solano, N., Coon, D., & Arean, P. (2003). Recruitment and retention of Latina dementia caregivers in intervention research: Issues to face, lessons to learn. The Gerontologist, 43(1), 45–51.
  • Lau, A.W., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2002). Ethnic minority older adults in clinical and research programs: Issues and recommendations. The Behavior Therapist, 25(1), 10-11, 16.
  • Rabinowitz, Y.G., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2010). Recruitment and retention of ethnic minority elders into clinical research. Alzheimer's Disease & Associated Disorders, 24, S35-S41.
  • Schulz, R., O’Brien, A., Czaja, S., Ory, M., Norris, R.,& Martire, L. M., et al. (2002). Dementia caregiver intervention research: In search of clinical significance. The Gerontologist, 42, 589-602.
  • Yeo, G.(2004) How Should Investigators Be Trained for Research in Minority Aging and Ethnogeriatrics (Invited Submission) In Curry, L. & Jackson, J. (Eds.) The Science of Inclusion. Washington, DC: Gerontological Society of America. 2004
  • SGEC welcomes the opportunity for research collaboration. Interested persons should contact Dr. Dolores Gallagher Thompson