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Helena Temkin-Greener, Ph.D., M.S.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-2191

Office: (585) 275-8713

Fax: (585) 461-4532

Biography

Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Outcomes research with a focus on the elderly, long-term care, and end-of-life.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Dr. Temkin-Greener's current research is focused in three areas: 1) Quality of care - developing outcome measures and assessing quality of care in community-based, hospital and long-term care settings; 2) Organizational performance - developing and validating care process and team performance measures; 3) Aging and Long-term Care - assessing the impact of individual and organizational risk factors on quality of care for vulnerable elderly.

Dr. Temkin-Greener recently completed NIH-funded study to empirically test the relationship between organizational performance and quality of care in nursing homes. She is currently the PI on another NIH-funded study to develop individual and composite risk-adjusted quality measures for nursing home residents who are at the end-of-life. Under a contract from the National PACE Association, Dr. Temkin-Greener runs the PACE Data Analysis Center (PDAC), which receives data from 75 PACE organizations and analyzes the impact of Medicare risk-adjusted payment models.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1974
BA | Smith College
Anthropology

1977
MS | University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Anthropology

1979
PhD | University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Biological Anthropology

1981
MS (MPH) | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Community and Preventive Medicine

Awards

2017
Phillip G. Weiler Award for Leadership in Aging and Public Health
Sponsor: American Public Health Association - Aging and Public Health
Location: Atlanta

2012
Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Education
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2011
1st Place Winner-Excellence in Aging and Public Health Rural & Environment Research Award
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
Location: Washington, DC (Temkin-Greener, H., Zheng, NT., Mukamel, DB.)

2010
1st Place winner-Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
Location: Washington DC (Zheng,TN, Cai,S, Mukamel,DB, Temkin-Greener,H)

2009
1st Place Winner-Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award
Sponsor: American Public Health Association
Location: Washington, DC (Cai, S., Mukamel, DB., Temkin-Greener H.)

2009
Outstanding Abstract
Sponsor: Academy Health
Location: Chicago, IL

2003 - Present
Fellow
Sponsor: The Gerontological Society of America

2001
Outstanding Abstract
Sponsor: Academy Health Annual Meeting

1974
Magna Cum Laude and High Honors
Sponsor: Smith College, Northampton, MA

1974
Phi Beta Kappa
Sponsor: Smith College, Norhampton, MA

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Publications

Journal Articles

2018
Norton, SA.; Ladwig, S.; Caprio, TV.; Quill, TE.; Temkin-Greener, H. ""Staff Experiences Forming and Sustaining Palliative Care Teams in Nursing Homes."". The Gerontologist. 2018; .

2018
Temkin-Greener, H.; Mukamel, DB.; Ladd, H.; et al. "Impact of Nursing Home Palliative Care Teams on End-of-Life Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial." Medical Care. 2018; .

2017
Thirukumaran, C.; Temkin-Greener, H.; Glance, L.; Rosenthal, M.; Li, Y. "Impact of Medicare's Non-Payment Program on Hospital-Acquired Conditions." Medical Care. 2017; .

Books & Chapters

1996
Chapter Title: Trends in Dependency and Supportive Care Needs Among Older People.
Book Title: The Future of Long Term Care: Social and Policy Issues
Author List: Williams FT and Temkin-Greener H.
Edited By: RH Binstock, L Cluff, and O von Mering
Published By: Johns Hopkins University Press1996 in Baltimore

1983
Chapter Title: Health Care Utilization
Book Title: Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience
Author List: Temkin-Greener H and Kunitz SJ.
Edited By: Kunitz SJ
Published By: University of California Press1983

1980
Book Title: Changing Patterns of Mortality & Hospitalized Morbidity Navajo Indian Reservatio
Author List: Kunitz SJ and Temkin-Greener H.
Published By: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Area Indian Health Service1980

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