Dennis Shea

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Associate Dean, College of Health & Human Development

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Research interests include the economics of aging; health economics; costs and use of long-term care, mental health care, physician services and prescription drugs among older persons; and health insurance and Medicare policy. He specifically focuses on t

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Recent Publications

Cumulative Advantage, Cumulative Disadvantage, and Evolving Patterns of Late-Life Inequality

Crystal, S., Shea, D. G. & Reyes, A. M., Oct 1 2017, In: Gerontologist. 57, 5, p. 910-920 11 p.

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State prescription drug monitoring programs and fatal drug overdoses

Nam, Y. H., Shea, D. G., Shi, Y. & Moran, J. R., May 2017, In: American Journal of Managed Care. 23, 5, p. 297-303 7 p.

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Agency characteristics and changes in home health quality after home health compare

Jung, K., Shea, D. & Warner, C., Jun 2010, In: Journal of Aging and Health. 22, 4, p. 454-476 23 p.

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Meeting the need for personal care among the elderly: Does medicaid home care spending matter?

Kemper, P., Weaver, F., Short, P. F., Shea, D. & Kang, H., Feb 2008, In: Health Services Research. 43, 1 P2, p. 344-362 19 p.

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Estimating the effects of prescription drug coverage for medicare beneficiaries

Shea, D. G., Terza, J. V., Stuart, B. C. & Briesacher, B., Jun 2007, In: Health Services Research. 42, 3 I, p. 933-949 17 p.

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The caregiver stress process and health outcomes

Son, J., Erno, A., Shea, D. G., Femia, E. E., Zarit, S. H. & Parris Stephens, M. A., Dec 2007, In: Journal of Aging and Health. 19, 6, p. 871-887 17 p.

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Long-term care providers and their perceptions of the external environment: Rural versus urban differences

Weech-Maldonado, R., Shea, D. & Elmendorf, K., Feb 2007, In: Journal of Applied Gerontology. 26, 1, p. 78-94 17 p.

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Coverage and use of prescription drugs in nursing homes: Implications for the Medicare Modernization Act

Stuart, B., Simoni-Wastila, L., Baysac, F., Shaffer, T. & Shea, D., Mar 1 2006, In: Medical care. 44, 3, p. 243-249 7 p.

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The relationship between quality of care and costs in nursing homes

Weech-Maldonado, R., Shea, D. & Mor, V., Jan 2006, In: American Journal of Medical Quality. 21, 1, p. 40-48 9 p.

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