Cynthia Gruman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., Gerontology, University of Massachusetts
Areas of Special Clinical and Health Policy Interest
Health Care Financing and Resource Allocation
Nursing Home Reform
Teaching (Methods and Statistics)
Community Based Long Term Care
Disability Across the Lifespan
Robison, J., Gruman, C., Gaztambide, S., & Blank, K. (2002).
Screening for depression in middle-aged and older Puerto
Rican primary care patients. Journal of Gerontology: Medical
Sciences, 57A(5), M308-M314.
Allen, P.D., Gruman, C., & Klein, W. (2003). Correlates
of nursing home complaints: The role of organizational and
structural factors. Research on Aging, 25(6), 631-654.
Kenny, A.M., Rowland, H., & Gruman, C. (2003).
Understanding the components of publication success: A
survey of academic award recipients. Connecticut Medicine,
Allen, P.D., Kellett, K., & Gruman, C. (2003). Elder
abuse and neglect in Connecticut's nursing homes. Journal of
Elder Abuse and Neglect, 15(1), 19-42.
Robison, J., Curry, L., Gruman, C., Covington, T.,
Gaztambide, S., & Blank, K. (2003). Depression in later-life
Puerto Rican primary care patients: The role of illness,
stress, social integration, and religiosity. International
Psychogeriatrics, 15(3), 239-251.
Blank, K., Gruman, C., & Robison, J. T. (2004).
Case-finding for depression in the elderly: Balancing ease
of administration with validity in varied treatment
settings. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 59A(4),
Blank, K., Hixon, L., Gruman, C., Robison, J., Hickey, G., &
Schwartz, H. I. (in press). Determinants of geropsychiatric
inpatient length of stay. Psychiatric Quarterly.
Gruman, C., Kellett, K., & Porter, M. (2003). Connecticut's
personal assistance program: An evaluation of workforce
barriers. Prepared for and supported by the Connecticut
Department of Social Services Bureau of Rehabilitation
Services, Hartford, CT.
Gruman, C., & Pettigrew, M. (2003). Nursing facility
transition grant evaluation of outreach process and
strategies. Prepared for the Connecticut Nursing Facility
Transition Grant; Connecticut Department of Social Services;
Connecticut Association of Centers for Independent Living.
Funding: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
Gruman, C., & Waberski, B. (2004). Incident reporting,
restraints and injuries: 2002 Data overview. Prepared under
contract for the Department of Mental Retardation, Hartford,
Gruman, C., Porter, M., & Kellett, K. (2004) Long-Term
Care Quality Initiative Report: The Voice of Consumers and
Family Members. Prepared under contract for the University
of Massachusetts Medical School.