Achieving and Sustaining Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults


  • Workshop Agenda
  • Welcome, Overview, and Goals of the Workshop - Stephen Krichevsky, PhD (Slides)
  • Current Behavior Change Theories - Jack Rejeski, PhD (Slides)
  • The Behavior Change Consortium - Donald Edmondson, PhD (Slides)

Topic 1: Examples of Interventions to Change Behavior to Benefit Older Adults

  • Changing multiple behaviors: The Pointer Study to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease - Jeffrey Katula, PhD (Slides)
  • Art-based interventions - Julene Johnson, PhD (Slides)
  • The STRIDE Study: A pragmatic cluster randomized trial - Nancy Latham, PhD (Slides)

Topic 2: Individual Level Determinants of Achieving and Sustaining Behavior Change

  • The Neurobiology of Decision Making - Kendra Seaman, PhD (Slides)
  • Neuroepidemiology of Decision Making - Duke Han, PhD (Slides)
  • Targeting Emotions for Behavior Change - Janey Peterson, EdD, RN (Slides)
  • Impact of Pain - Elaine Wethington, PhD (Slides)

Topic 3: Contextual Determinants of Achieving and Sustaining Behavior Change

  • The Impact of Social Networks - Toni Antonucci, PhD (Slides)
  • The Impact of Physical Environment - Kathleen Cagney, PhD (Slides)
  • Race/Ethnicity as they Affect Health-related Behaviors - Carl Hill, PhD, MPH (Slides)

Topic 4: The Role of mHealth Tools

  • Case Study I - Jason Fanning, PhD (Slides)
  • Case Study II - Spyros Kitsiou, PhD (Slides)

Topic 5: The Health System's Role in Improving the Health of Older Adults

  • Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence - Donald Edmondson, PhD (Slides)
  • Changing the Health System to Improve the Health of Older Patients - Janet Bettger, ScD, FAHA (Slides)
  • Incentives as a Policy Tool to Shape System Behavior - Cheryl Damberg, PhD (Slides)
  • Building an Age-Friendly Health System - Jane Carmody, DNP, MBA, RN (Slides)