The Center for Excellence in Aging and Health (CEAH) started in Fall 2018, to seed and grow UNE's research portfolio in aging. Our signature initiative to date is the formation of an engagement-oriented, longitudinal research registry, the UNE Legacy Scholars Program.
Guided by flexible, integrative priorities, Director Tom Meuser, Ph.D., works on project ideas with interested faculty, staff, and students across the University. The center's first formal call for pilot research proposals from UNE faculty took place in fall 2019 for the 2020–21 academic year.
CEAH promotes new research by providing consultation, training, financial support, free poster printing, conference travel grants, and other services to jump-start new projects and facilitates the dissemination of findings.
Research on human aging does not happen in a vacuum. Government, businesses, and community organizations bring tremendous knowledge, resources, and commitment to the study of healthful aging. Outside partners interested in collaboration are invited to contact Dr. Meuser.
Select 2020-21 projects
- Exploring COVID-19 Attitudes and Behaviors among Older Adults
- Gathering Stories on Lucid Moments in Advanced Dementia
- COVID-19's Impacts on Emotional Well Being and Social Support
- Oral Health in the Time of COVID-19 (limited to UNE Legacy Scholars)
Featured Journal Articles
Schmidt, N. E., Steffen, A., & Meuser, T. M. (2020). Impairment for medication management in older adults: Validity of a family report measure. Clinical Gerontologist, 43(3), 350-362.
Meuser, T. M., & Robnett, R. H. (2019). DO PERSONALITY TRAITS INFLUENCE PERCEPTIONS OF COGNITIVE CHANGE IN COMMUNITY DWELLING OLDER ADULTS?. Innovation in Aging, 3(Suppl 1), S893.
Mayo, D., Meuser, T. M., & Robnett, R. H. (2019). CROSS-GENERATIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF AGEISM AND ITS IMPACT ON PERSONAL-PUBLIC HEALTH. Innovation in Aging, 3(Suppl 1), S893.
Loh, F. H. E., Stuart, B., Davidoff, A., Sturpe, D., Onukwugha, E., & Hochberg, M. (2019). Differences in evidence‐based osteoporosis medication use between elderly men and women enrolled in Medicare Part D. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research.
Gugliucci, M. R., & O’Neill, D. (2019). Health professions education: advancing geriatrics and gerontology competencies through Age-Friendly University (AFU) Principles. Gerontology & geriatrics education, 1-9.
Ellis, T. D., Cavanaugh, J. T., DeAngelis, T., Hendron, K., Thomas, C. A., Saint-Hilaire, M., ... & Latham, N. K. (2019). Comparative Effectiveness of mHealth-Supported Exercise Compared With Exercise Alone for People With Parkinson Disease: Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Physical therapy, 99(2), 203-216.
Boyd, C. M., Leff, B., Bellantoni, J., Rana, N., Wolff, J. L., Roth, D. L., ... & Sheehan, O. C. (2018). Interactions Between Physicians and Skilled Home Health Care Agencies in the Certification of Medicare Beneficiaries' Plans of Care: Results of a Nationally Representative Survey. Annals of internal medicine, 168(10), 695-701.