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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

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES: Dr. Temkin-Greener's research is focused in the following 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 measures of care process, teamwork, and patient safety culture; 3) Aging and Long-term Care - assessing the impact of individual and organizational risk factors on quality of care for vulnerable elderly, including disparities; 4) Palliative and end-of-life care - design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve care; 5) Mental illness - understanding access to and quality of care for patients with dementia and other mental health disorders.

Dr. Temkin-Greener has served as Principal Investigator (PI) on a number of NIH-funded studies, as well as studies and demonstration projects funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Healthy Living Foundation, and others. She has just completed serving as PI on a large intervention study, funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), designed to implement and evaluate palliative care teams in nursing homes. Currently she is PI on a study funded by the Donaghue Foundation. She is also a co-investigator on studies funded by the NIH, VA, and the AHRQ.

Dr. Temkin-Greener directs the PACE Data Analysis Center (PDAC), which receives data from 120+ PACE organizations nationally. PDAC analyzes the impact of Medicare risk-adjusted payment models as well as focuses on PACE program outcomes.

Credentials

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

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1979 - 1981
National Research Service Award NIH Post-Doctoral Research Grant

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; .

2018
Temkin-Greener, H.; Campbell, L.; Cai, X.; Hasselberg,M.; Li, Y. "Are post-acute patients with behavioral health disorders admitted to lower quality nursing homes?". American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2018; .

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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