WORKSHOP: Building Community Partnerships for Aging Research

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A workshop presented during the Human-Computer Interaction Lab 35th Annual Symposium.

University of Maryland


As the population ages, there are new opportunities to do research that can improve older people’s quality of life, engagement in meaningful activities, and opportunities for connection with the community. This workshop will bring together researchers working with older people in the community. Through a mix of group discussions and lighting talks, the workshop will foster an opportunity for researchers from different disciplines to discuss community needs and initiatives as well as state of the art research on supporting older people in engaging in activities. This workshop is oriented to providing opportunities for researchers  to pursue collaborations and build partnerships.


1:00-1:30 Introductions
1:30-1:45 Opening Remarks

Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Director of Community Engagement, University of Maryland, College Park

Andrew Fellows, Community & Outreach Program Manager, University of Maryland, College Park

1:45-2:45 Aging Research Lightning Talks

Implementation of online health interventions for community-dwelling older adults: lessons learned

Eun-Shim Nahm, Professor, Nursing Informatics, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore

Functional loss in Alzheimer’s dementia:  A problem for technology to solve

Milap A. Nowrangi, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Johns Hopkins University

Person-Centered Technology to Support Those with Dementia

Helena Mentis, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2:45-3:00 Workshop break
3:00-4:00 Engaging with the Community Lightning Talks

“Because your liberation is bound up with mine, let us work together”: developing transformative, community-engaged health research partnerships

Elizabeth M. Aparicio, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park

“We Can Do Better Together” Encouraging Housing Health, and Social Support Service Partnerships to Address Chronic Disease Self-Management

Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park

Less Talk, More Action: Innovations in Building Community Trust

Stephen B. Thomas, Professor and Director of Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park

4:00-4:45 Discussion


Amanda Lazar & Eun Kyoung Choe