Faculty

Lindsay Peterson, Ph.D.

Lindsay Peterson

Research Assistant Professor and Director of Internship Program

Phone: (813) 974-4656
Office: MHC1343
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Curriculum Vitae

Description of Research Interests

Dr. Peterson’s primary research interest is advance care planning. Currently her work focuses on decision-making and communication concerning older adults’ preferences for end-of-life care. She is also interested in long-term care administration and disaster preparation in long-term care facilities.

Awards

Graduate Research Assistantship Grant, Center for Hospice, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life Studies at the University of South Florida, 2015-16
USF Graduate School Scholarship, 2012-13

Publications

Peterson, L., Meng, H., Dobbs, D., & Hyer, K. (2016) Gender differences in mobility device use among U.S. older adults. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbw081

Peterson, L.J. & Hyer, K. (2015)  Shifting to Medicaid managed long-term care: Are vulnerable Florida beneficiaries properly informed? Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi:10.1177/0733464815570668

Brewster, G., Peterson, L., Roker, R., Ellis, M. (2016) Depressive symptoms, cognition, and everyday function among community-residing older adults. Journal of Aging and Health. doi: 10.1177/0898264316635587

Ellis, M, L., Edwards, J.D., Peterson, L., Roker, R., & Athilingam, P. (2014). Effects of cognitive speed of processing training among older adults with heart failure. Journal of Aging and Health. doi:10.1177/0898264314525666

Brown, L. M., Haun, J. N., & Peterson, L. (2014). A proposed disaster literacy model. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 8(03), 267-275.

Peterson, L., & Hyer, K. (2015). Medicaid Managed Long?Term Care. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. doi: 10.1002/9781118521373.wbeaa113

Peterson, L. & Brown, L.M. (2014) Disaster planning for community-dwelling older adults: Strengths, weaknesses, and interventions. In C.A. Cefalu (Ed.) Disaster Preparedness for Seniors (pp. 21-30). Springer: New York.

Peterson, L., Hyer, K., & Brown, L.M. (2014) Building resilience in nursing homes in disasters. In C.A. Cefalu (Ed.) Disaster Preparedness for Seniors (pp. 103-117). Springer: New York.

Peterson, L., Meng, H., Dobbs, D., Hyer, K. (2016, November). Gender differences in mobility device use among older adults. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America meeting, New Orleans, La.

Dobbs, D., Peterson, L., Hyer, K., Meng, H. (2015, November). Advance Care Planning: How attitudes and behaviors are associated with hospice utilization. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Peterson, L., Meng, H., Dobbs, D., Hyer, K. (2015, June). Gender differences in mobility device use among older adults. Poster presented at Academy Health conference, Minneapolis, Minn.

Brown, L.M., Haun, J.M., Peterson, L. (2014, November) Developing a disaster literacy model based on health literacy concepts. Poster presented at the Health Literacy Research Conference, Bethesda, Md.

Hyer, K., Peterson, L. (2014, July) Shifting to Medicaid-Managed Long-Term Care: Are vulnerable Florida beneficiaries properly informed? Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology Scientific Meeting, Paris, France.

Peterson, L., Meng, H., Hyer, K. (2014, November). Hospitalization and functional decline among older adults in the community. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America meeting, Washington, D.C.

Peterson, L., Hyer, K. (2014, November). Informing Medicaid beneficiaries choosing managed care. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America meeting, Washington, D.C.

Classes Taught:

The Life Cycle
Sociological Aspects of Aging
Media Writing; Writing for Multimedia (University of Tampa adjunct faculty)