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Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Ph.D., Gerontology, University of Massachusetts

Areas of Special Clinical and Health Policy Interest
Health Policy
Program Evaluation
Health Care Financing and Resource Allocation
Nursing Home Reform
Teaching (Methods and Statistics)
Community Based Long Term Care
Disability Across the Lifespan

Selected Publications
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, 67(4), 205-214.

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), M378-M384.
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, Hartford, CT.

Gruman, C., & Waberski, B. (2004). Incident reporting, restraints and injuries: 2002 Data overview. Prepared under contract for the Department of Mental Retardation, Hartford, CT.

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.

Educational Contribution
Fellows (MD)
Residents (MD)

Contact Information
Phone: 860-679-7960
Fax: 860-679-8023
E-mail: gruman@uchc.edu

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