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Publications

2017

  • Markkanen, P. K., Galligan, C.J., Quinn, M.M. (2017) Safety Risks Among Home Infusion Nurses and Other Home Health Care Providers. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 40(4), 215–223. 
  • Melillo, K.D. (2017).  Geropsychaitric nursing:  What’s in your toolkit? [Editorial]. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(1), 3-6.
  • Hostetler, A. J., & Paterson, S. E. (In Press). Toward a community psychology of aging: A lifespan perspective. In M. A. Bond, C. Keys, and I. Serrano-Garcia (Eds.), Handbook of community psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (forthcoming in 2017).
  • Wong JC, Scott T, Wilde P, Li NHY, Tucker KL, Gao X. (In Press). Food insecurity is associated with faster cognitive decline in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study: A prospective cohort study. J Nutr

2016

  • James, E.G., Leveille, S.G., You, T., Hausdorff, J.M., Travison, T., Manor, B., McLean, R., & Bean, J.F. (2016). Gait coordination impairment is associated with mobility in older adults. Experimental Gerontology, 80:12-16.
  • Lee, A.J., Gautam, R., Melillo, K.D., Abdallah, L.M., Remington, R., Van Etten, D., & Gore, R. (2016).  An MCBS-based investigation of alternative primary care models in nursing homes:  cost and utilization differences.  Research in Gerontological Nursing, 9(3), 115-122.
  • Mullaney, S.E., Melillo, K.D., Lee, A.J. & MacArthur, R. (2016).  The association of nurse practitioners’ mortality risk assessments and advance care planning discussions on nursing home patients’ clinical outcomes.  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(6), 304-310.
  • Quinn, M.M., Markkanen, P.K., Galligan, C.J., Sama, S.R., Kriebel, D., Gore, R.J., Brouillette, N.M., Okyere, D., Sun, C., Punnett, L., Laramie, A.K. & Davis, L. (2016).  Occupational health of home care aides:  Results of the Safe Home Care Survey.  Occupational Environmental Medicine, 73, 237-245. DOI: 10.1136/oemed-2015-103031.
  • Tucker KL. Nutrient intake, nutritional status and cognitive function with aging. Ann NY Acad Sci. Mar 2016:1367:38-49. PMID: 27116240

2015

  • Abdallah, L., Van Etten, D., Lee, A.J., Melillo, K.D., Remington, R., Gautam, R., & Gore, R.J. (2015). An MCBS-based investigation of alternative primary care models in nursing homes: Functional ability and health status outcomes.  Research in Gerontological Nursing, 8(2), 85-93.
  • Galligan, C., Markkanen, P., Fantasia, L., Gore, R., Sama, S. & Quinn, M. (2015). A growing fire hazard concern in communities: Home oxygen therapy and continued smoking habits. New Solutions, 24(4), 535-554. DOI: 10.2190/NS.24.4.g
  • Markkanen, P., Galligan, C., Laramie, A., Fisher, J., Sama, S., & Quinn, M. (2015).  Understanding sharps injuries in home healthcare:  The Safe Home Care qualitative methods study to identify pathways for injury prevention.  BMC Public Health, 15(11), 359+; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1673-x.
  • Markkanen, P., Quinn, M., & Sama, S. (January 2015). When the home is a workplace: Promoting safety and health for a vulnerable workforce. In Armenia A, Duffy M, and Stacey, C (Eds.). Caring on the clock. Rutgers, NJ:  Rutgers University Press. 
  • Melillo, K.D., Remington, R., Lee, A.J., Abdallah, L., Van Etten, D., Gautam, R. & Gore, R. (2015).  Comparison of nurse practitioner and physician practice models in nursing facilities.  Annals of Long-Term Care, 23(12), 19-24.
  • Quinn, M.M., Henneberger, P.K., and Members of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Cleaning and Disinfecting in Healthcare Working Group (2015).  Cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces in healthcare:  Towards an integrated framework for infection and occupational illness prevention. American Journal of Infection Control, 43, 423-434.
  • Quinn, M., Markkanen, P., Galligan, C., Sama, S., Kriebel, D., Gore, R., & Davis, L. (2015). Occupational health of home care aides: Results of the safe home care survey. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1-9. Retrieved from http://oem.bmj.com/content/early/2015/07/24/oemed-2015-103031.full 
  • Talegawkar S, Tanakato T, Maras J, Ferrucci L, Tucker KL. Validation of nutrient estimates derived using a semi-quantitative FFQ against 3-day diet records in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. J Nutr Health Aging Dec 2015;19:994-1002. PMID:26624210
  • Philip D, Buch A, Moorthy D, Peter I, Scott TM, Parnell LD, Lai CQ, Ordovás JM, Selhub J, Rosenberg IH, Tucker KL, Troen AM. Dihydrofolate reductase 19-bp deletion polymorphism modifies the association of folate status with memory in a cross-sectional multi-ethnic study of adults. Am J Clin Nutr Nov 2015; 102:1279-1288 (epub Sept 2015) PMID: 26354538
  • Sotos-Prieto M, Bhupathiraju SN, Falcon LM, Gao X, Tucker KL, Mattei J. A Healthy Lifestyle Score associated with cardiometabolic and neuroendocrine risk factors among Puerto Rican adults. J Nutr, Jul 2015;145:1531-40. (epub May 2015) PMID: 25948783
  • Niu J, Sahni S, Liao S, Tucker KL, Dawson-Hughes B, Gao X. Association between sleep duration, insomnia symptoms and bone mineral density in older Puerto Rican adults. PloS One J 26147647
  • Jimenez MP, Osypuk TL, Arevalo S, Tucker KL, Falcon LM. Neighborhood socioeconomic context and change in allostatic load among older Puerto Ricans: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. Health & Place, May 2015;74:111-6. (epub Feb 2015) PMID: 25706323
  • Annweiler C, Dursun E, Feron F, Gezen-Ak D, Kalueff AV, Littlejohns T, Llewellyn DJ, Millet P, Scott T, Tucker KL, Yilmazer S, Beauchet O. Vitamin D and cognition in older adults: updated international recommendations. J Intern Med, Jan 2015 (epub Jul 2014); 277:45-57. PMID: 24995480

2014

  • Futrell, M., Melillo, K.D. & Remington, R. (2014). Wandering:  Evidence-based practice guideline and quick reference guide. The John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, The University of Iowa College of Nursing, Evidence-based Practice Guidelines. Iowa City:  IA. 
  • Futrell, M., Melillo, K.D., & Remimgton, R. (2014).  Wandering:  Evidence-based practice guideline.  Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(11), 16-23. 
  • Markkanen, P., Quinn, M., Galligan, C., Sama, S., Brouillette, N., & Okyere, D. (2014). Characterizing  the nature of home care work and occupational hazards: Developmental intervention study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 57(4), 445-57. DOI: 10.1002/ajim.22287. Epub 2013 Dec 17. 
  • Melillo, K.D., Abdallah, L., Dodge, L., Dowling, J., Prendergast, N., Rathbone, A., Remington, R., Shellman, J. & Thornton, C. (2014).  Feasibility of developing a Dedicated Education Unit in long-term care:  Results of a pilot study.  Geriatric Nursing, 35(4), 264-271.

2013

  • Gordon, S.J., Melillo, K.D., Nannini, A., & Lakatos, B.  (2013). Bedside coaching to improve nurses’ recognition of delirium.  Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 45(5), 288-293. 
  • Melillo, K.D. (2013). Cognitive health and older workers: Policy implications. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 39(6), 13-18. 
  • Melillo, K.D., Meyer, R. & Boutcher, F. (2013). Learning about interprofessional education in LTC: Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation and the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Dedicated Education Unit experience. University of Toronto, Centre for Interprofessional Education Newsletter, v. 3, May 2013. 
  • Prendergast, N. & Melillo, K.D. (2013). Academic-practice partnership: Establishing a dedicated education unit in a transitional long-term care setting. Provider Long Term & Post-Acute Care, August 2013, 37-39 

2012

  • Chhabi, KQN., Gautam, R., & Kusano, A. (2012). Late life family conflict in Bangladesh: An elderly perspective. Journal of Japan Society for Intergenerational Studies, 2(1), Retrieved from http://www.jsis.jp/vol02.html
  • Houde, S.C., Melillo, K.D. & Holmes, R. (2012). Patient centered medical homes.  Policy Section, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(3), 12-16.  
  • Markkanen, P., Abdallah, L, Lee, A.J. and Gautam, R. (2012). Long-term care in the United States and Finland: Policy lessons to be learned. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(12), 16-21. 
  • Melillo, K.D., Abdallah, L., Blanks, C., Campbell, I., & Herndon, L. (2012). Faculty Institute for Gerontological Nursing: A partnership for clinical education in long term care. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(2), 203-206. 
  • Van Etten, D. & Gautam, R. (2012). Custodial grandparents raising grandchildren: Lack of legal relationship a barrier for services. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(6), 18-22.

2011

  • Gage, S. & Melillo, K.D. (2011). Substance abuse in older adults: Policy issues. Policy Section, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(12), 8-11.  
  • Gautam R. & Houde, S.C. (2011). Geriatric Depression Scale for community dwelling older adults of Nepal. Asian Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 6(2), 1-7. 
  • Gautam R., Saito, T., Houde, S.C., & Kai, I. (2011). Social interactions and depressive symptoms among community dwelling older adults in Nepal: A synergic effect model. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 53(1), 24-30. 
  • Melillo, K. & Houde, S. (Eds.) (2011). Geropsychiatric and mental health nursing (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. 

2010

  • Futrell, M., Melillo, K.D., & Remington, R. (2010). Evidence-based guideline: Wandering. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(2), 6-16.