Another Look

Another Look Grant ProgramCURRENTLY CLOSED

Donaghue has decided to suspend the program for 2019. During this time, we’ll focus on assessing the program in three general areas: What can Donaghue do to increase the impact of its awards? What was experience like for the stakeholders and what components of that part of the program should we retain? And what can Donaghue do to improve its support for its grantees?

In addition, we’ll be reviewing the accomplishments of our grantees and developing resources that can be used to assist them in reaching non-academic audiences who have responsibility for the care of elders in facilities. We’re also analyzing whether the requirements that we built into the structure of the program still make sense.

Past Awardees


Paula Carder, PhD
Portland State University
Stakeholder organization: Oregon Department of Health Services“Measuring Quality through Complaints and Inspections Data”

Gayle Doll, PhD and Maggie Syme, PhD
Center on Aging and Geriatrics, Kansas State University
Stakeholder organization: Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
“Resident and Institutional Outcomes of Person Centered Care: A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Promoting Excellent Alternative in Kansas Nursing Homes”


Verena R. Cimarolli, PhD
The New Jewish Home
Stakeholder organization: LeadingAge
“A Geriatric Substance Abuse Recovery Program”

Lindsay Peterson, PhD
School of Aging Studies, South Florida University
Stakeholder organization: The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
“Finding the Consumer’s Voice: Nursing home complaints”


Lara Dhingra, PhD
Metropolitan Jewish Home
Stakeholder organization: LeadingAge New York
“Race, Ethnicity and Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes”



Laura Hatfield, PhD
Harvard School of Medicine
Stakeholder organization: Continuing Life LLC
“Using Telemedicine to Reduce Hospital Transfers”


Carolyn Thorpe, PhD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Stakeholder organization: UPMC Senior Communities
“De-prescribing of Anti -dementia Medications”


Donovan Maust, MD
University of Michigan
“Unintended Effects of Antipsychotic Reduction in Nursing Homes”
Stakeholder Organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid; Michigan Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

Helen Temkin-Greener, PhD
University of Rochester
“Improving the Quality of Mental Health in Nursing Homes”
Stakeholder Organization: Finger Lakes Health System Agency

Kenneth Bookvar,MD
The New Jewish Home Research Institute on Aging
“Adverse Effects of Diuretics in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia”
Stakeholder Organization: Continuing Care Leadership Coalition and Greater New York Hospital Association

David C. Grabowski, PhD
Harvard Medical School
“The Impact of Enhanced Primary Care in Nursing Homes” Stakeholder Organization: OptumCare

Carrie H. Colla, PhD
Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth
“Transforming Nursing Home Care Under the ACO Model”
Stakeholder Organization: Federal  Coordinated Health Care Office


Marie Boltz, PhD and Jane Flanagan,
Boston College
“Post-Acute Outcomes in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia”
Stakeholder Organization: Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs

Susan H. Busch, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
“Reducing Inappropriate Use of
Anti-Psychotic Medications in Nursing Homes”
Stakeholder Organization: Connecticut State Department on Aging

Andrew B. Cohen, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
“End-of-Life Care for Nursing Home
Residents with Guardians”
Stakeholder Organizations: The Mary Wade House and the Office of Guardianship and Elder Services, Washington State Administrative Office of the Court

Stephen Crystal, PhD
Rutgers University
“Data Driven Quality Improvement for Safer Dementia Care in Texas”
Stakeholder Organization: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Lara Dhingra, PhD
Metropolitan Jewish Health System
“Institutional Special Needs Plans and Hospice in Nursing Homes:  Prevalence and patterns”
Stakeholder Organization: Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State

Sean Jeffrey, PharmD
University of Connecticut
“Preventing Medication-Associated
Stakeholder Organization: Department of Geriatric Medicine, Hartford Hospital

Mark S. Lachs, MD
Weill Cornell College of Medicine
“Annual Prevalence of Resident-to-Resident Mistreatment”
Stakeholder Organization: 1199SEIU/League Training and Employment Fund

Pamela Nadash, PhD
University of Massachusetts
“Nursing Home Satisfaction Measures: What is their relationship to quality”
Stakeholder Organization: National
Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

Jennifer Perloff, PhD
Brandeis University
“Accountable Care: Impact on nursing home services”
Stakeholder Organization: Hebrew


Jennifer Gaudet-Hefele, PhD
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Stakeholder organization: Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation
“Chasing Medicare: Impact of Post Acute Specialization”

Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD
University of Pittsburgh
Stakeholder organization: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Senior Communities
“Cumulative CNS Medication Dosage and Serious Fall Injuries”

Yue Li, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center Stakeholder organization: Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency “Reducing Avoidable Hospital Uses from Nursing Homes”

Kimberly Van Haitsma, PhD
The Pennsylvania State University
Stakeholder organization: The Pennsylvania Culture Change Coalition
“Assessing Resident preferences to advance person centered care”


Lisa Barry, PhD
University of Connecticut Health Center
Stakeholder organization: Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Corrections
“A Community-Based Skilled Nursing Facility for Difficult-to-Place Residents”

Randi Berkowitz, MD
Commonwealth Care Alliance
Stakeholder organization: Northeast University
“Skilled Nursing Facility Shared Savings Plan”

Lew Lipsitz, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Stakeholder organization: Fourteen nursing homes in Massachusetts and Maine
“Evaluating the ECHO-AGE: Remote
Video-Consultations for NHS”

Joann Reinhardt, PhD
Jewish Home Lifecare
Stakeholder organization: Excellus
BlueCross BlueShield
“Improving End of Life Care in a Nursing Home”

Jennifer Tjia, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Stakeholder organization: Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation
“Evaluating an Elder Care Resident