Steven Albert, PhD, MS



Steven Albert, PhD, MS, Professor and Chair, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Philip B. Hallen Endowed Chair in Community Health and Social Justice. Dr. Albert has a long history of research on dementia and dementia caregiving, including one of the first anthropological investigations (“Caregiving as a cultural systemAmerican Anthropologist, 1990).  In more recent work, he has examined state laws on driving and crashes related to dementia, depression as a risk factor for dementia, cognitive disability and eligibility for long term care, and effects of caregiving on work performance and financial well-being.  With Richard Schulz, he completed a study of the costs of caregiving to employers (MetLife, 2010).  He recently revised Pennsylvania’s long-term care eligibility determination tool as part of the state’s transition to Medicaid Managed Long Term Supports and Services (MLTSS).

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