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 system” American 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).
Research, abbreviated list
- PI - Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education Program
- PI, Populations and Outcomes Core of the Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
- Co-PI - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Center