University of South Florida

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University of South Florida

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Prof. Kathryn Hyer
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Director of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging. Specialty: Organization, Services, Policies, & Financing of Long-Term Care; Quality of Care; Workforce Education; Health Care Reform & Policy.

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Prof. Debra Dobbs
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Professor at the Florida Policy Exchange Center, her research interests are in palliative and hospice care quality and utilization in long term care, advance care planning education among providers of care for frail and chronically ill older adults and health care policy related to Medicaid and Medicare programs

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Organization

The School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida (USF) is excellence in applied aging research and education. They are one of the oldest and largest school teaching education programs on aging, management and organization of activities related to aging in the United States, and one of the few programs offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Aging Studies. The faculty conducts significant research in Aging and Health, Risk Factors for Cognitive Impairment; Physical Activity and Functional Decline, Cognitive Changes In Aging, Memory & Cognitive Performance; Early Cognitive Markers, Aging and Health Policy and also Health Economics.

Role in MAIA

The MAIA academy need more specific knowledge about the functional and cognitive decline of capacities of older workers. This knowledge is able to get at School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida (USF).  The primary mission of the faculty is excellence in applied aging research and education. They are one of the oldest and largest school teaching education programs on aging, management and organization of activities related to aging in the United States, and one of the few programs offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Aging Studies. The faculty conducts significant research in Aging and Health, Risk Factors for Cognitive Impairment; Physical Activity and Functional Decline, Cognitive Changes In Aging, Memory & Cognitive Performance; Early Cognitive Markers, Aging and Health Policy and also Health Economics. In particular,  Prof. Debra Dobs and the whole group will largely contribute to the development of the “Decision-aid models and performance measurement systems” part and “Knowledge, management and dissemination” part by providing their expertise in human Factors analysis, ageing capacity declines and Corporate Strategy in an Industrial System setting.