Rosemary Kennedy Chapin

Professor
Director, Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options(CRADO) crado@ku.edu;
Primary office:
785-864-8941
Watkins Home
Room 119


Founding Director of the Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options (CRADO) and nationally recognized leader in community engaged research to improve long term services and supports practice and policy. Pioneered the strengths based approach to increase resiliency in work with older adults. currently writing 4th edition of social policy text, Social Policy for Effective Practice: A Strengths Approach

Teaching

I teach social policy and have also written the text, Social Policy for Effective Practice: A Strengths Approach, and this text is used nationally. I also work with doctoral students in aging and do teaching and research in aging and long term care.

Teaching Interests

  • Social policy, health policy, strengths, long term care policy, home and community based service, aging, long term disability, long term supports and services, strengths, volunteerism

Research

Founding Director of the Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options (CRADO) and nationally recognized leader in community engaged research to improve long term services and supports practice and policy. Pioneered the strengths based approach to increase resiliency in work with older adults. Have been partnering with older adults, community, state, and federal organizations for the last 20 years as the principal investigator for federal, state, and foundation funded research projects that total over $12,000,000. This research using large state data bases has informed state and federal policies on assessment, reimbursement, and care transitions in the area of public long term care supports and services. Research focuses on strategies to increase home and community based options. This work has regularly involved close collaboration with older adults, people with disabilities, and faculty from a large variety of disciplines as well as with public policy makers

Research Interests

  • Social policy, health policy, long term care policy, home and community based service, aging,long term disability, long term supports and services, strengths, volunteerism

Service

Active in local, state and national professional organizations, and currently serves on the AARP National Policy Council.


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