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Margaret A. Perkinson, PhD, MA
Director, Associate Specialist, Center on Aging

Gartley Hall Rm. 201B
Phone: 808.956.6124
E-mail: map3@hawaii.edu


Education

PhD, Human Development and Aging, University of California, San Francisco

MA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Missouri – Columbia

BA, Humanistic Studies, St. Mary’s of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Research Interests

  • Gerontology
  • Diversity and Aging
  • Long-Term Services and Supports
  • Dementia
  • Family Care Providers
  • Service Learning
  • Participatory Action Research, China, Guatemala

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EDUCATION:

PhD     Human Development and Aging with a specialization in Medical Anthropology, University of California, San Francisco.

MA       Cultural Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri BA            Humanistic Studies, St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame,Notre Dame, Indiana

Institute of European Studies, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (one semester)

Washington University in St. Louis, German (German, Summer session)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

2016 – Director, Center on Aging, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, HI

2013 – 2016  Associate Research Scientist, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus.

2014  Consultant, Quality of Life Group, Jindongfang, Changzhou, China.

2008 – 2012  Director, Community-Based Gerontology component, NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala.

2007–2013 Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Doisy College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

2002–2007 Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2000-2002 Assistant Professor, Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

1998-2000  Instructor, Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

1998-2007   Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

1995-1997 Research Assistant Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1996  Internship Supervisor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University

1990-1997 Senior Research Scientist, Polisher Research Institute, Philadelphia Geriatric Center, Philadelphia, PA.

1990-1991 Field Supervisor, The Philadelphia Center, Great Lake Colleges Association.

1987-1990  Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Research Associate, Center for Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

1983-1987  Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Loyola University of Chicago

1983-1985 Instructor, Department of Social Sciences, George Williams College, Downers Grove, Illinois

1982-1983  Research Assistant: Loyola University of Chicago, for NIA funded project “Age and Culture,” a cross-cultural study of aging conducted in a small rural Midwestern town, a suburb in the eastern U.S., urban Hong Kong, Ireland, and among the !Kung in Africa, principal investigators Drs. Christine L. Fry and Jennie Keith.

1980-1982   Research Assistant: Health Services Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, for NIMH funded project “Adjustment of Older Persons after Acute Hospitalization,” principal investigators Drs. Joseph C, Barbaccia and Elinore Lurie.  This was a study of discharge planning for older cardiac and hip fracture/replacement patients.

1979-1980  Research Assistant: Institute for Scientific Analysis, San Francisco, California, for NIMH funded project “Mental Health and the Meaning of Grandparenthood,” principal investigator Dr. Helen Q. Kivnick. This was a study of the subjective experience of grandparenthood and its impact on the psychological well being of older adults.

1976-1978 Research Assistant: Center for Research in Social Behavior, University of Missouri, Columbia, for AoA funded project “Local Socio-Environmental Contexts and Personal Moorings in Relation to Decision-Making and the Elderly,” principal investigators Drs. Robert W. Habenstein and Ellen Horgan Biddle.

Summer 1976 Archeological Fieldworker: Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia, under the direction of Robert Reeder, funded by the Missouri State Highway Department, the Sohn site, Kansas City, Missouri.

Summer 1975 Research Assistant: Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, for the project “Bilingualism and Cognition,” a study conducted in St. Lucia, West Indies with Dr. D. Lieberman and William Dressler on bilingualism and cognition of disease terms.

Summer 1973 Archeological Fieldworker, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Notre Dame, under the direction of Dr. James O. Bellis, funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. the Rauch Site, northern Indiana.

CONSULTATIONS:

International:

2014 –  Chief Researcher, Quality of Life Group, Beijing, China and Los Angeles, California, USA. Consulted in the development of a continuing care retirement community in Changzhou, China.

1994-1996 Consultant for the Canadian Aging Research Network (CARNET), University of Toronto, “The Older Worker in the New Global Economy,” P.I., Dr. Victor Marshall, funded by Employment and Immigration Canada.

National:

2008   Consultant for Terra Nova Films; reviewed videos and selected short clips to include in the composite CD on “Family Caregiving and Older Adults”

1999-present Grant reviewer, National Alzheimer’s Association

1983  Aging Consultant, Aging Programs of the Community and Economic Development Association of Suburban Cook County, Inc. Consulted in the countywide outreach program for coordination of aging services and in the evaluation of nutrition sites.

State:

1978   Audiovisual Review Panel, Center for Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

Regional:

2000-2015  Grant reviewer, Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter

GRANTS FUNDED:

2016  P.I.: “Certificate Training for Future Environmental Design Committee Charrettes,” Association for Gerontology and Geriatric Education (AGHE) Innovation Fund/Retirement Research Foundation ($1680).

2011- 2013 P.I.: “Community-Based Research on Resources and Needs of Older Adults in a Developing Country,” Saint Louis University President’s Research Award ($24,500)

2012-2013 Co-Instructor: GEC Faculty Development Collaborative Program in Geriatrics (training program in geriatrics for health professionals), funded by HRSA. (10% effort)

2010-2012 Researcher: “Falls component,” The Gateway Geriatric Education Center (GEC) of Missouri and Illinois (10% effort)

2008-2010 Consultant, “Technology-Enhanced Interventions for Distance Caregiving of Older Adults: An Interdisciplinary Approach,” P.I. Lazelle E. Benefield, PhD, RN, funded by the National Academies of Sciences / Keck Foundation Futures Initiative, seed grant to develop a long-term research agenda, build interdisciplinary team and develop a pilot study to assess the human-technology interface within an aging-in-place model ($50,000)

2009  Consultant: “Reynosa, Mexico Project,” funded by the Sisters of Mercy South Central Community Funding. Participated in introducing occupational therapy to a program for young adults

with physical and cognitive disabilities in Reynosa, Mexico. ($10,000)

2008  Principal Investigator: “The Guatemala Field School Project,” funded by the Saint Louis University Summer Research Award. Program to collaborate with national leaders in the development of an interdisciplinary field school for medical anthropologists and occupational therapists and to collect pilot data for a study of long- term care for older adults in Antigua, Guatemala. This grant was supplemented by the Stroble Research Award. ($5300).

2008  Faculty collaborator: “Relationship between Learning Spaces and Pedagogy: Application to Student Retention,” P.I., Mary Stephen, CTE, SLU, SLU Retention Mini-Grant ($500).

2007-2013 Principal Investigator: “Family-Assisted Exercise Programs in a Dementia Care Facility,” funded by the Alzheimer’s Association to develop and assess the feasibility and impact of family-supervised exercise programs for residents of a dementia care facility ($199,949).

2010  Co-P.I. (Jeanne Eichler, P.I.): “Drums and dementia,” grant funded by Remo Drums, providing percussion instruments for the Family- Assisted Exercise Programs in a Dementia Care Facility project.

2007-2009  Researcher: “Health Literacy component,” The Gateway Geriatric Education Center (GEC) of Missouri and Illinois (15% effort)

2003-2004  Principal Investigator: “The Social Dynamics of Diabetes Management,” with co-investigator, Dr. Brian Carpenter, pilot study funded by the Diabetes Research and Training Center, Washington University School of Medicine ($4,200).

2002-2003  Principal Investigator: “In-Home Exercise Programs for Persons with Dementia,” funded by the Alzheimer’s Association to develop and assess the feasibility of in-home exercise programs run by family caregivers for persons with dementia ($100,000).

2002-2004 Co-Investigator: “ADRC Driving Decisions Supplement,” P.I., Dr.

John C. Morris, funded by NIA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to study driving and dementia, identifying effective strategies to stop or reduce the level of driving exposure for persons with dementia (approximately $90,000).

2002-2005  Consultant: “Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities,” P.I., Dr. John C. Morris and Stephen Cohen, funded by the

Administration on Aging to the Jewish Federation and Center on Aging to develop a model of service delivery for communities with high proportions of older adults (approximately $1,200,000).

2000-2002  Principal Investigator: “Dementia/Cardiac Symptom Management by Family Caregivers: Minority Graduate Research Assistant Supplement,” funded by the National Institute on Aging to support a minority graduate student in her participation on the parent project and additional research on factors influencing the participation of African American older adults in health-related research (approximately $50,000).

1996-2002 Principal Investigator: “Dementia/Cardiac Symptom Management by Family Caregivers,” a FIRST Award funded by the National Institute on Aging to study the ways that African American and white spousal care-givers of older, community-dwelling cardiac or dementia patients recognize, evaluate, and manage their husbands’ symptoms (approximately $500,000).

1999-2000 Principal Investigator: “Forging Partnerships in Care: Dementia Family Caregivers and Home Care.” Funded by the AARP Andrus Foundation to identify problem areas between family caregivers of persons with dementia and their home care workers and develop guides for developing working relations ($96,000).

1999-2000 Principal Investigator: “Group Dynamics of a Virtual Community of AD Caregivers,” a pilot study funded by NIA through the Washington University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to examine the group dynamics of an online discussion group of dementia caregivers at various stages of its development ($20,000).

1998-2000 Principal Investigator: “Diabetes Symptom Management by Family Caregivers,” funded through the Diabetes Research and Training Center, Washington University School of Medicine ($25,000).

1995-1998 Principal Investigator: “Family Roles in Nursing Homes,” an Action Demonstration grant funded by the AARP-Andrus Foundation to develop and evaluate the impact of a family guide to nursing homes ($300,000).

1994-1996 Co-Principal Investigator: (with M. Powell Lawton, Principal Investigator). “Emotion in Dementia: Its Measurement and Comprehension by Caregivers,” funded by the Alzheimer’s Association, ($200,000).

1992-1993 Principal Investigator: “The Interpretation and Management of Symptoms by Family Caregivers of Cardiac and Dementia Patient,” pilot project funded by the Polisher Research Institute, Philadelphia Geriatric Center, ($5,000).

1990-1994  Program Project Core Director, (Principal Investigator, M. Powell Lawton, Co-PIs Elaine Brody and Rachel Pruchno), “Caring and Mental Health a Multifaceted Approach.” Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

1989-1990 Principal Investigator: “The ‘Culture of Caregiving’ and Socialization to the Caregiver Role: An Ethnographic Study of Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients in a Continuing Care Retirement Community,” Funded by the Missouri Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Program Advisory Board, ($20,000).

1986  Principal Investigator: “Promoting Independence among the Elderly: A Research Plan for Exploring the Dynamics of Volunteerism and the Process of Empowerment,” Funded by the Illinois Department of Aging, ($20,000).

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

1976- present American Anthropological Association

1976- present American Association for the Advancement of Science 1978-present Gerontological Society of America

1980- present Association for Anthropology and Gerontology 1980-present Society for Applied Anthropology

1980-present   Society for Medical Anthropology

1980- present Society for Psychological Anthropology

1983-present National Association for the Practice of Anthropology

1989- 1994 American Society on Aging

2000- present Society for North American Anthropology 2007-2012, 2016-American Occupational Therapy Association

2007- 2012      Society for the Study of Occupation 2009-present Society for Anthropological Sciences 2010-present Guatemala Scholars Network

2010-present International Society for Occupational Science

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION SERVICE:

National:

American Anthropological Association (AAA):

2011-2014   Elected member of the American Anthropological Association Committee on Human Rights

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE):

2014-2017 Chair, Environmental Design Committee

2002-2013 Member, Executive Board (elected)

2011- 2013 Chair, Global Aging Committee (appointed)

2011- 2013 Institutional Representative

2007-2009 Treasurer (elected)

2007-2009 Finance Committee Chair (elected)

2002- 2012 Finance Committee Member (appointed)

2007-2009 Chair, Fellows Selection Committee (appointed); 2009- 2014, committee member (appointed)

2007-2008 National Gerontological Society of America (GSA)/ AGHE 10- Year Operational Review of Merger Committee (appointed)

2005-2007 Executive Committee Member-at-Large (elected)

2005- 2013 Member, Long-Range Planning Committee (appointed)

2005-2007 Chair, Publications Committee (appointed)

1999-2005   Member, Publications Committee 2002-2005. Editor, AGHExchange (appointed)

2002- 2010  Member, Advancement Committee (appointed)

2002-present Charter Member, International Initiatives Task Force/Global Aging Committee

1998-1999 Director of Volunteers, Local Arrangements Committee (for AGHE annual meetings, St. Louis, MO) (appointed)

1989-1990 Member, Local Arrangements Committee (for AGHE annual meetings, Kansas City, MO) (appointed)

Gerontological Society of America (GSA):

 

2016- Chair elect, Research, Education, and Practice (REP) Committee (appointed)

2011-2017 Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Executive Committee member and representative to GSA Humanities & Arts Committee (appointed; reappointed for a second term)

2009-2011 Member, Research, Education, and Practice Committee (AGHE representative) (appointed)

2007-2009 GSA Council (appointed)

2007-2009 Finance Committee (appointed)

2005-2009 Publications Committee (appointed)

1991-1998 Abstract reviewer for annual national conference

1986 Student representative, Research, Education, and Practice Committee (appointed)

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)

2008-present Founding member of the NAPA Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group

2009  Nominated for Member-at-Large, NAPA Governing Council

2011 NAPA Governing Council Representative for the NAPA-OT Field School and the NAPA-OT Special Interest Group

Association for Anthropology and Gerontology (AAGE)

2004-2006  Director, Student Mentoring Workshop, AAGE annual conferences 2003-2005                        President, 2003-2005 (elected)

2004 Conference Organizer, third annual AAGE conference, St. Louis, MO (appointed)

2001-2003 President-Elect (elected)

1993-1994  Recording Secretary (elected)

1994-2000 Reviewer for Margaret Clark Student Research Award (appointed) 1990-present Executive Committee (elected)

1990-present AAGE/AGHE Liaison (appointed)

1986 Membership Committee (appointed)

 National Alzheimer’s Association

1999-present Review grants (3 to 5 per year)

State:

1988   Moderator, National video teleconference, Kansas City site: “Sharing the Burden: Meeting the Challenge of Alzheimer’s in Local Communities,” produced by the University of Missouri- Columbia.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

Saint Louis University:

Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy: 2007- 2013 Scholarship Initiatives Administrator

SLU Center for Teaching Excellence:

2008 “Learning Spaces and Pedagogy” Retention Mini-Grant, developing ideas for effective learning spaces in physical classrooms, virtual classrooms, and the community

Doisy College for Health Sciences:

2010- 2012 Graduate Education Council member

2007- 2012 Scholarship Committee

Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM)

1999-2007 Doctoring Working Group, “Experience of Illness” Learning Objectives Committee and Curriculum Committee, School of Medicine

WUSM Program in Occupational Therapy:

1999-2001 Chair, Scholarship Committee

1998-2001 Grants Review Committee

2000-2001 Admissions Committee

Washington University Center for Aging

2005-2007  Curriculum Committee

1998-2007   Steering Committee

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

International:

2009  Los Amigos De Jesus, Reynosa, Mexico:

Consulted with the missionary sisters who run program for young adults with disabilities; identified appropriate SLU colleague (Dr. Debora Davidson) to conduct workshop introducing OT concepts to program staff and family members of program participants; laid groundwork for a return trip to provide a comparable workshop on OT and older adults

2009-present Common Hope, Antigua, Guatemala

Serving as a padrina for children in three Guatemalan families: Dameris Alvarado, a six-year-old girl, Enio, a six-year-old boy, and Katerine Mischel, a three-year-old girl

2009-2011  Casa Maria, San Felipe, Guatemala, supervised graduate OT students in developing individual and group programs for residents of this hogar (residential care facility).

State:

2017  University of Hawai`i representative to PABEA, Honolulu, HI 2017         Member, Kupuna Caucus, Honolulu, HI

Regional:

Hawai`i

20017 – University of Hawai`i representative, Policy Advisory Board for
Elder Affairs (PABEA), the advisory board for Hawai`i Executive

2017 – Office on Aging (EOA)
Member, Kupuna Caucus

Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter:

2004-2014  Performance Improvement Committee

2000-2004  Quality Improvement Committee

Local:

2000-2015  Volunteer, Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk

2013-2017 Lutheran Senior Services Operations Committee, member 2002      Committee to Elect Stephanie Brot

2007-2013 Provision Living, St. Louis, MO, Consultant: provide information through research-related service learning projects to improve services and quality of life for residents of this assisted living facility

2008- 2011 Washington University Catholic Student Center, Annual Gala volunteer

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2015  Invited video interviewee, GSA’s Women in Gerontology Legacy Project.

2015 Invited speaker, Successful Aging: Theories and Empirical Evidence, Center for Population Aging and Development (CPAD) and Institute of Social Gerontology (ISG), Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, November 2015.

2012  2012 Alumna Achievement Award, Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2011 Initiated as honorary member of the Beta Gamma Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society

2010  Selected by the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association as one of two candidates to run on the 2011 spring ballot for the Committee for Human Rights Undesignated Seat #8 (and won the election)

2010 Elected member of The Alpha Eta Society, Saint Louis University Chapter, Doisy College of Health Sciences, Allied Health scholarship honor society.

2010 AGHE Mentor-Mentee Program, one of seven faculty selected nationally to participate as mentor to select doctoral students from AGHE institutions.

2008 Stroble Research Award, Saint Louis University.

2007-2008 Who’s Who in Health Sciences in Higher Education

2007 Invited participant, National Academies of Sciences and Keck Foundation Future Initiatives conference on Health, Longevity, and Technology (one of 100 invited participants from the fields of medicine, engineering, and the sciences), Irvine, CA.

2002 Fellow, Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

2002 Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA).

2002 Fellow, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

2000-2001 Strasmore’s Who’s Who Millennium Edition

1998-2008 Who’s Who of American Women

1995 Traineeship, National Institute on Aging (NIA), “Self and Society” Summer Institute, Madison, WI

1995 Best Research of the Year Award, National Council on Aging (NCOA)/National Institute of Senior Centers

1995 Invited Participant, Advanced Seminar, “Ethnography in Nursing Homes,” School of American Research, Santa Fe, NM. (One of ten national scholars in nursing home research invited to participate in a week-long advanced seminar and publish the results)

1992-1993 Who’s Who among Young American Professionals

1992 Traineeship, NIA Summer Institute in Research on Minority Aging

1982-1983 The Anthony Fellowship, University of California (The top merit- based fellowship awarded at UCSF)

1982   Administration on Aging (AoA) Fellowship, administered through the Training Program in Multidisciplinary Applied Gerontology, UC- San Francisco.

1979   First Prize, UC-San Francisco Graduate Student Research Award

1977-1978  Administration on Aging (AoA) Traineeship in Gerontology, administered through the Center of Aging Studies, University of Missouri.

PUBLICATIONS:

Books and Monographs:

Barney, KF & Perkinson, MA. (Eds.) (2016). Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing Co. (550-page textbook).

Perkinson, MA. (2002) Nurturing a family partnership: Alzheimer’s home care aide’s guide. Washington, DC: AARP Andrus Foundation. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3339.9442. (Spanish translation: Como cultivar la colaboracion de la familia: Guia para los que asisten en la prestacion de cuidados a personas con Alzheimer en el hogar. Washington, DC: AARP Andrus Foundation. 2002.)

Perkinson, MA & Braun, K (Eds.) (2000). “Teaching Students Geriatric Research.” Special issue. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 17. (Also published as Perkinson, MA and KL Braun, Eds., (2000). Teaching students geriatric research. New York: Haworth Press, Inc.)

Book Chapters:

  1. Barney, K. and Perkinson, MA. (2016). Preface. In KF Barney & MA Perkinson (Eds.), Gerontological Occupational Therapy: Enhancing Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing
  2. Perkinson, MA and Barney, K. (2016). Gerontological occupational therapy: Conceptual frameworks, historical contexts, and practice constraints. In KF Barney & MA Perkinson (Eds.), Gerontological Occupational Therapy: Enhancing Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing
  3. Barney, K and Perkinson, MA. (2016). The future of gerontological occupational therapy. In KF Barney & MA Perkinson (Eds.), Gerontological Occupational Therapy: Enhancing Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing Co.
  4. Desai, A, Schwartz, L, Kempf, C, and Perkinson, MA. (2016). Cognitive impairment, dementia, and occupational therapy interventions. In KF Barney & MA Perkinson (Eds.), Gerontological Occupational Therapy: Enhancing Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing
  5. de Medeiros, K., Jackson, SJ., Perkinson, MA. (2016). Successful aging. In KF Barney & MA Perkinson (Eds.), Gerontological Occupational Therapy: Enhancing Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing
  6. Rowles, G, Perkinson, MA, and Barney, K. (2016). The physical environment and aging. In KF Barney & MA Perkinson (Eds.), Gerontological Occupational Therapy: Enhancing Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing Co.
  7. Perkinson, MA. (2012). International perspectives on aging: Guatemala. In J. Lange (Ed.), The nurse’s role in promoting optimal health of older adults: Thriving in the wisdom years. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.
  8. Perkinson, MA, Hilton, C., Morgan, K, and Perlmutter, M. (2011). Therapeutic partnerships: Occupational therapy and home-based In C. Christiansen (Ed.), Ways of living (Fourth edition). Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., pp. 445- 461.
  9. Perkinson, MA, LaVesser, P, Morgan, K, and Perlmutter, M. (2004). Therapeutic partnerships: Caregiving in the home setting. In C. Christiansen (Ed.), Ways of living. (Third edition). Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association,
  10. Perkinson, MA. (2003). Defining family roles within a nursing home setting. In Phil Stafford (Ed.), Gray areas: Ethnographic encounters with nursing home culture. Santa Fe: School for American Research Press.
  11. Perkinson, MA. (2002). Cyberspace ethnography: Group processes in an online community of dementia caregivers. In G. Rowles and Schoenberg (Eds). Qualitative gerontology, Second edition, New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  12. Perkinson, MA, La Vesser, P. (2000). Caregiving partnerships: Creating therapeutic alliances with family caregivers. In C. Christiansen (Ed.), Ways of living: Self-care strategies for special needs. (Second edition). Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association,
  13. Lawton, MP, VanHaitsma, K, Perkinson MA. (2000). Emotion in people with dementia: A way of comprehending their preferences and aversions. In M.P. Lawton and R. Rubinstein (Eds.) Interventions in dementia care: Toward improving quality of life. New York: Springer Publishing
  14. Perkinson, MA. (2000). Family and nursing home staff perceptions of quality of life in dementia. In R. Rubinstein, M. Moss, and M. Kleban (Eds.) The many dimensions of aging. New York, New York: Springer Publishing
  15. McLean, A, Perkinson MA. (1995). The head nurse as key informant: How beliefs and institutional pressures can structure dementia care. In
  16. Neil Henderson and M. D. Vesperi (Eds.), The culture of long-term care: Nursing home ethnography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  17. Perkinson, MA. (1991). Women and aging. In D. Harris and Palmore (Eds.) Teaching Sociology of Aging. Third Edition. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.

Peer Reviewed Journals:

  1. Braun, K.L., Nelson-Hurwitz, D., Ono, M., Godinet, M., Perkinson, MA, Mokuau, N. (2017). From Hale to Kauhale: Public Health, Social Work, and Aging. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. Hawai’i, 76(5):135-138.
  2. Perkinson, M.A. & Solimeo, S. (2014). Aging in cultural context and as narrative process: Conceptual foundations of the Anthropology of Aging as reflected in the works of Margaret Clark and Sharon Kaufman. The Gerontologist, 54(1), 101-107 (Special issue, “Remembering Our Roots”). doi: 1093/geront/gnt128.
  3. Perkinson, M.A. (2013). Gerontology and geriatrics education: New models for a demographically transformed world. (Invited article.) In
  4. Whittington and S. Kunkel. (Eds.) Our World Growing Older: A Look at Global Aging (special issue), Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, 37(1), 87-92.
  5. Perkinson, M.A. (2012). Globalizing gerontology in the 21st (Invited article.) The Gerontologist, 52(1), 144-147.
  6. Perkinson, M.A. & Briller, S. (2009). Connecting the anthropology of aging and occupational therapy/occupational science: Interdisciplinary perspectives on patterns and meanings of daily occupation. Anthropology & Aging Quarterly, 30(2), 25-26,
  7. Perkinson, M.A. (2009). An anthropological approach to an occupational intervention: The Exercise and Dementia Project. Anthropology & Aging Quarterly, 30(2), 28,
  8. Perkinson, M.A. (2008). Negotiating disciplines: Developing a dementia exercise program. (Invited article.) Practicing Anthropology (Special issue on Anthropology and Occupational Therapy), 30(3), 10- 15.
  9. Carpenter, B., Edwards, D., Pickard, J., Palmer, J., Stark, S., Neufeld, P., Morrow-Howell, N., Perkinson, MA, and Morris, J. (2007). Anticipating relocation: Concerns about moving among NORC residents. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 49, 166-184. (Co- published in Philip McCallion (Ed.) Housing for the elderly: Policy and practice issues. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, Inc., pp. 165- 184.)
  10. Perkinson, MA. (2007). “Are we really teaching our students an aging perspective when we use the term Intergenerational? Recruiting students into the field of gerontology. The Forum, (Invited article.) Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 2007; 5(1): 121-123.
  11. Perkinson, MA., Berg-Weger, M., Carr, D., Meuser, T., Palmer, J., Buckles, V., Powlishta, K., Foley, D., and Morris, J. (2005). Driving and dementia: Beliefs and cessation strategies among stakeholders. The Gerontologist, 45 (5): 676-685.
  12. Davis, A. and Perkinson, MA. (2004). Home care. In AGHE brief bibliography for gerontology instruction [CD-ROM]. Washington, DC: Association for Gerontology in Higher
  13. Perkinson, MA. (2000). Integrating research into curricula of the health professions. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 17: i-iv.
  14. Perkinson, M.A. (2000). Developing research apprentices: Involving occupational therapy students in gerontological research. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 17, 1-16.
  15. Lawton, M.P., Moss, M., Hoffman, C. and Perkinson, MA. (2000). Two transitions in daughters’ caregiving careers. The Gerontologist, 40: 437-447.
  16. Rindal, LK, Vanderiet, KM, and Perkinson, MA. (2000). Skill development through geriatric research: Perspectives of occupational therapy students. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 17, 17-28.
  17. Ziff, S, Schaffner, AR, and Perkinson, MA. (2000). Occupational therapy student research of the needs and characteristics of dementia caregivers. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 17, 29- 40.
  18. Lawton, MP, Van Haitsma, K, Perkinson, MA, and Ruckdeschel, (1999). Observed affect and quality of life in dementia: Further affirmations and problems. Journal of Mental Health and Aging, 5: 69-81.
  19. Perkinson, MA and Rockemann, D. (1996). Older women living in a continuing care retirement community: Marital status and friendship formation. (Invited article.) Journal of Women and Aging, 8: 159-177. (Co-published in Karen Roberto (Ed.), Relationships between women in later life. New York: Haworth Press, Inc., pp. 159-177.)
  20. Perkinson, MA. (1995). Socialization to the family caregiving role within a continuing care retirement community. Medical Anthropology, 16: 249-267.
  21. Perkinson, MA., Albert, S., Luborsky, M., Moss, M. and Glicksman,
    1. (1994). Exploring the validity of the Affect Balance Scale with a sample of family caregivers. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 49: S264-S275.
  22. Perkinson, MA. (1992). Maximizing personal efficacy in older adults: The empowerment of volunteers in a multipurpose senior center. (Invited article.) Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 10: 57-72. (Best Research of the Year Award, National Council on Aging (NCOA)/National Institute of Senior Centers)
  23. Perkinson, MA. (1991-1992). A training program in qualitative method designed for a geriatric setting: The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Study. (Invited article.) Gerontology and Geriatrics Education (Special issue on “Research Methods,”), 12: 43-56.
  24. Perkinson, MA. (1980). Alternate roles for the elderly: An example from a Midwestern retirement community. (Invited article.) Human Organization, 39: 219-226. (First Prize, UC-San Francisco Graduate Student Research Award)

Invited Manuscripts Under Review:

Perkinson, MA. International fieldwork in the age of global aging: Fostering intercultural competence through student research and service provision in a residential care facility for older Guatemalans. Invited article for Gerontology and Geriatrics Education special issue on international gerontological education.

Perkinson, MA. Guatemalan hogars for older adults. Invited entry for Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, 2nd edition, London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles:

  1. Browne, R., DeLaTorre, A., Cannon, M., Perkinson, MA, Claver, , & Dobson, E. (2017). Thought leadership, inspiring new methods of research and practice: Ankrom Moisan collaborates with the gerontological community. Ankrom Moisan, Architects, Retrieved http://www.ankrommoisan.com/blog/2017/01/25/thought-leadership- inspiring-new-methods-research-and-practice.
  2. Perkinson, MA. Member News (quarterly column), Anthropology & Aging Quarterly, 2006-2016
  3. Perkinson, M.A., Mosher, S. & Barney, K.F. (2008). Undergraduate research as service learning: OT student encounters with residents of an assisted living facility, Aging Successfully, 18(1), 10-11.
  4. Perkinson, MA. (1998). Book review (One day at a time: How families manage the experience of dementia. By Carole-Lynne Le Navenec and Tina Vonhof), Contemporary Gerontology: A Journal of Reviews and Critical Discourse, 5: 56-58.
  5. Perkinson, MA. (1996). Book review (Old Age: Constructions and Deconstructions, by Haim Hazan), Anthropological Quarterly, 69: 44- 45.
  6. Perkinson, MA. (1981). Book review (Minorities and Aging by Jacquelyn J. Jackson) Association for Anthropology and Gerontology Newsletter, 2: 3.
  7. Perkinson, MA. (1980). “Dr. Corinne Nydegger: A ”

Association for Anthropology and Gerontology Newsletter, 1: 2.

Journal abstracts:

See “Invited Presentations” below. Abstracts for all the international presentations (in the Conference Proceedings) and all presentations for the Gerontological Society of America (in The Gerontologist) were published.

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

2005-present Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, a peer- reviewed international journal, published by Springer Science+Business Media (New York).

2006-present Editorial Board (charter member), Anthropology & Aging Quarterly

2013-2017  Editorial Board, Care Management Journals

1999-2014  Editorial Board, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

2009 Guest editor (with S. Briller, S.), special issue, Anthropology and Occupational Therapy, Anthropology & Aging Quarterly, 30(2).

2007-2008 Editorial Board, Journal of Aging Studies

2005- 2007 Advisory Board (charter member), Gerontology and Geriatrics Education

2002-2005  Editor, AGHExchange, quarterly newsletter of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), distribution = 3,300.

2001-2002  Editorial Board, Occupational Therapy Journal of Research

1999 Guest editor (with K. Braun), special issue, Teaching Students Geriatric Research, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 30(2).

1997  Associate editor, Journal of Mental Health and Aging, Special Supplements, “Measurement Issues in Older Chronic Care Populations.”

1995-2005  Editor, Sociocultural Column, Association for Anthropology & Gerontology (AAGE) Newsletter.

1980-1982 First West Coast Sub-Editor, AAGE Newsletter.

1993-present Reviewer for The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences; The Gerontologist; The Journal of Applied Gerontology;

The Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology; Journal of Aging Studies; Medical Anthropology; Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics; Social Science and Medicine; Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders; Alzheimer’s & Dementia; Developing World Bioethics; Occupational Therapy Journal of Research; Medical Anthropology Quarterly; Culture, Medicine, and Society

INVITED and PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS:

International:

Perkinson, MA. Narratives of the lived experience of a dementia intervention. Australian Society of Occupational Scientists Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand, April 2016.

Perkinson, MA. Reviewing the intersection of anthropology, occupational therapy/ science, and gerontology: A decade of progress, hopes for the decade ahead. Annual conference of Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), Vancouver, Canada, March 2016.

Perkinson, MA. & Rockemann, DD. Teaching applied gerontology to front-line staff of a new continuing care retirement community in China. Annual conference of SfAA, Vancouver, Canada, March 2016.

Perkinson, MA. Successful aging at the systems level: Developing and evaluating therapeutic partnership relationships between family care providers and health care professionals. International Conference on Successful Aging: Theories and Empirical Evidence. Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, November 2015.

Rockemann, D. & Perkinson, MA. Redefining the boundaries of a continuing care retirement community: Implications for successful aging. International Conference on Successful Aging: Theories and Empirical Evidence. Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, November 2015.

Perkinson, MA. & Rockemann, D. Participatory action research on health and aging in Guatemala using PhotoVoice methodology. 20th Congress of the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea, June 2013.

Perkinson, MA. & Neal, M. Collaborations in global aging research, education, and practice: Results of the 2012 AGHE (Association for Gerontology in Higher Education) and GSA (Gerontological Society of America) Global Aging Survey. 20th Congress of the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea, June 2013.

Rockemann, D. & Perkinson, MA. Using technology to assist assisted living residents through the rehabilitation recovery maze. 20th Congress of the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea, June 2013.

Perkinson, MA. Coppola, S. & Yatczak, J. Building Interdisciplinary bridges: Collaborations in research and practice within non-traditional fieldwork in Guatemala. Annual conference for Canadian Society for Occupational Science and the Society for the Study of Occupation, London, Ontario, October 2010.

Perkinson, MA & Coppola, S. “The history of occupational therapy in the USA.” Invited presentation to San Carlos University, Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 2010.

Perkinson, MA. “Family-supervised exercise programs for persons with dementia.” 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT), Santiago, Chile, May 2010.

Perkinson, MA & Barney, KF. “The Community-Based Gerontology component of the NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala.” Prime poster. 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT), Santiago, Chile, May 2010.

Perkinson, MA & Barney, KF. Invited speakers, International Fieldwork Forum, 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT), Santiago, Chile, May 2010.

Perkinson, MA. “Narratives of the lived experience of a dementia intervention: An anthropological study.” 19th Congress of the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France, July 2009.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. “Physical renovation of an assisted living facility and its impact on residents, families, and staff.” 19th Congress of the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France, July 2009

Perkinson, MA. Family-supervised physical activity programs for persons with mild DAT: Impact and process. 10th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Madrid, Spain, 2006.

Perkinson, MA. Family-supervised exercise programs for persons with mild dementia. 18th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2005.

Perkinson, MA. The relationship between dementia family caregivers and home care workers. The 17th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology, Vancouver, Canada, July, 2001.

Rockemann, D & Perkinson, MA. Maximizing independence and consumer choice by offering supportive services in a continuing care retirement community. The 17th Congress of the International Association of Gerontology, Vancouver, Canada, July, 2001.

Perkinson, MA & Navarro, E.  The role of lay consultants in the care of older adults in the U.S. Annual Conference, Society for Applied Anthropology, Merida, Mexico, March 2001.

Perkinson, MA Family caregiving roles within the nursing home: An intervention. Poster presented at the 16th World Congress of Gerontology, Adelaide, Australia, 1997.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. Friendship formation among older women in a continuing care retirement community. Poster presented at the 16th World Congress of Gerontology, Adelaide, Australia, 1997.

Lawton, MP, Van Haitsma, K, & Perkinson, MA. Displayed emotion in dementia: Meaning and method. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Gerontology, Adelaide, Australia, 1997.

Perkinson, MA. Lay consultation and the culture of caregiving among Alzheimer’s family caregivers. Paper presented at the 15th World Congress of Gerontology, Budapest, Hungary, 1993.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. The effects of previous residence patterns on social integration within a continuing care retirement community. Paper presented at the 15th World Congress of Gerontology, Budapest, Hungary, 1993.

Perkinson, MA. Structural characteristics of old age roles and their methodological implications: Studying socialization to volunteer roles in a multipurpose senior center. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of Gerontology, Acapulco, Mexico, June, 1989.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. Determinants of health care utilization in a continuing care retirement community. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of Gerontology, Acapulco, Mexico, June, 1989.

National: (* INDICATES STUDENT CO-PRESENTER)

Perkinson, MA. Designing age-friendly communities with participatory action research, Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM, 2017.

Perkinson, MA., DeLaTorre, A., Martinez, I., Browne, R., Ozer, A., and Cannon, M. Charrette planning for age-related design: Miami case study: Parts I & II. Annual conference of Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Miami, FL, 2017.

Perkinson, M.A. The Age-Friendly Design Committee, Pecha Kucha presentation, Annual conference of Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Miami, FL, 2017.

Perkinson, M.A., Claver, M., DeLaTorre, A., Cannon, M., and Browne, R. Fostering community-based service-learning with conference-based charrettes: A case study. Gerontological Society of America annual conference, New Orleans, LA, 2016.

Perkinson, MA, DeLaTorre, A, Claver, M, and Dobson, E. Charrette Planning for Age- related Design Issues: Workshops Parts I & II. Annual conference of Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Long Beach, CA, 2016.

Perkinson, MA and Rockemann, DD. Developing a Chinese CCRC: An ethnographic account. Annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL, 2015.

Perkinson, MA, Rockemann, DD, and Cole, M. How to design a CCRC in China. Annual conference of Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Nashville, TN, 2015.

Perkinson, MA. Participatory action research on aging in Guatemala: The intersection of research and advocacy. Invited presentation, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAA) Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program and the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Committee for Human Rights (CfHR) jointly sponsored “Science and Advocacy” workshop, Washington, DC, 2014.

Perkinson, MA and Rockemann, D. Addressing the educational needs of frontline workers in a new CCRC in People’s Republic of China. In the 3rd annual half-day GSA Preconference Forum, Global Aging and Health, Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC, 2014.

Perkinson, MA. Co-organizer of the 2nd annual half-day GSA Post-Conference Forum, Global Aging and Health, Annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, 2013.

Perkinson, M.A. Developing global models for gerontology and geriatrics education. Paper presented in the GSA Post-Conference Forum, Global Aging and Health, Annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, 2013.

Perkinson, MA. Discussant, ESPO International Task Force/ AGHE Sponsored Symposium, Exploring the “How” of International Aging Research: Concepts, Data Sources, Measurements, and Methods, Annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, 2013.

Perkinson, MA. Discussant, ESPO/BSS Sponsored Symposium, Why Global Aging Matters: Motivations and Perspectives for Cross-National Research, Theory, and Practice. Annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, 2013.

Perkinson, MA. The process of participatory action research: PhotoVoice as an occupation and agent of change for aging in developing countries. OT Summit of Scholars, Chicago, IL, May 2013.

Perkinson, M.A. The educational dimension of participatory action research on aging in Guatemala, Presentation for Global Aging Committee-sponsored session: Global and cross-cultural aging and culture: What educators need to know (Dena Shenk, organizer). Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, St. Petersburg, FL, March, 2013.

Howe, J., Perkinson, MA., Niles-Yokum, K., Kinney, J., & Silverstein, N. The inside scoop: Publishing in Gerontology and Geriatrics (panel). Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, St. Petersburg, FL, March, 2013.

Neal, M. & Perkinson, MA. Voices heard from around the world: Results of the 2012 AGHE/GSA Global Aging Survey, Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, St. Petersburg, FL, March, 2013.

Rowles, G., Perkinson, MA., Howe, J., Kinney, J., & Silverstein, M. Grant Writing Clinic. Pre-conference Institute, Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, St. Petersburg, FL, March, 2013.

Perkinson, M.A. (workshop organizer and presenter) AAA Committee for Human Rights-sponsored workshop: Dissolving Boundaries of Power Through Community- Based Research: Photovoice Methodology As a Tool for Social Action, Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA 2012.

Perkinson, M.A. (session organizer and presenter) AAA Committee for Human Rights- sponsored session: Crossing disciplinary borders in the search for justice: Perceptions from anthropology, occupational science/therapy, and disability studies, Paper presentation: Perkinson, MA, Ziegemeier-Navarro, E. & McCray, M.* Community- Engaged Research on Aging In Guatemala. Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA 2012.

Perkinson, M.A. (workshop organizer and presenter) Facilitating global collaborations in gerontological research, education, and practice. Accepted pre-conference workshop, Annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA 2012

Perkinson, M.A. Community-engaged research on aging in a developing country. Paper presented at the first annual Occupational Science Summit (invitation only), Washington University in St. Louis, March 2012.

Rowles, G., Perkinson, MA., Howe, J., Kinney, J., & Silverstein, M. Grant Writing Clinic. Pre-conference Institute, Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Arlington, VA, February 2012.

Perkinson, M.A. Notes from the Field: Engaging in aging with the NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala. Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Arlington, VA, February 2012.

Perkinson, M.A. Global Aging Roundtable Discussion, Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Arlington, VA, February 2012.

Perkinson, MA. Chair, Health Care Education symposium, Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Arlington, VA, February 2012.

Howe, J., Perkinson, MA., Niles-Yokum, K., Kinney, J., & Silverstein, N. The inside scoop: Publishing in Gerontology and Geriatrics (Panel discussion). Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Arlington, VA, February 2012.

Perkinson, M.A. An anthropological approach to evaluation research: The Exercise and Dementia Project. Annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA, November 2011.

Miller, E. & Perkinson, M.A. Symposium co-organizers and co-chairs, Anthropological legacies and current trends in international service-learning. Annual conference of American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Canada, November 2011.

Perkinson, M.A. & Whitley, E.* Community-engaged research on aging in Guatemala. Community-Engaged Research Conference: An OHRP National Research Community Forum. St. Louis, MO, September 2011.

Whitley, E.* & Perkinson, M.A. Aging and assisted living facilities in the U.S. and Guatemala. 15th Annual MKN McNair Heartland Conference, Kansas City, MO, September 2011.

Perkinson, M.A. Melding research and practice in a Guatemalan geriatric residential care facility: The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala. Annual conference of Society for Applied Anthropology, Seattle, March 2011.

Perkinson, M.A., Kinney, J. & Howe, J. “Grant Writing Clinic” Preconference Institute, Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Cincinnati, OH, March 2011.

Perkinson, MA. Germinating the Gerontological imagination in Guatemala. Annual conference of the AGHE, Cincinnati, OH, March 2011.

Perkinson, MA. Symposium organizer and discussant. Aging in Developing Countries. Symposium at the annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, November 2010.

Perkinson, MA., Loeb, KG.*, Gleason, K.*, & Buck, C.* Community-based gerontology within the NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala. Annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, November 2010.

Perkinson, MA., Yatczak, J.*, Kasnitz, D., Rodriguez, M.*, & Furgang, N. NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala: Circulating theory and practice across disciplinary boundaries. Annual conference for the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2010.

Kasnitz, D. & Perkinson, MA. The National Association of Practicing Anthropologists’ Occupational Therapy, Disability Studies, and Anthropology Field School in Antigua, Guatemala, annual conference of the Society for Disability Studies, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010.

Perkinson, MA. Elder care in developing countries: An example from Guatemala. Paper presented at the annual Saint Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute, St. Louis, MO, June 2010.

Perkinson, M.A. & Barney, K.F. An ethnographic study of a Guatemalan residential care facility: Teaching research methods in an international, interdisciplinary field school.

Annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Reno, NV, March 2010

Perkinson, M.A., Rowles, G., Kinney, J. & Howe, J. “Grant Writing Clinic” Preconference Institute at the annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Reno, NV, March 2010.

Perkinson, MA. An exercise intervention for persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Midwest Deans’ Occupational Therapy Research Conference, St. Louis, MO March 2010.

Perkinson, MA & Barney, KF Non-traditional fieldwork placements: The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala. Midwest Deans’ Occupational Therapy Research Conference, St. Louis, MO March 2010.

Mosher, S.* & Perkinson, MA. Potential for the Wii to decrease symptoms in assisted living facility residents: A review of the literature. Midwest Deans’ Occupational Therapy Research Conference, St. Louis, MO March 2010.

Perkinson, M.A. Organizer and chair, NAPA (National Association for Practicing Anthropologists)/SMA (Society for Medical Anthropology) Invited Session: “The ‘Lived Experience’ of Health Research Ethics: The Negotiation of Guidelines into Practice.” Session presented at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2009a.

Perkinson, M.A. & Block, P. Teaching health research ethics: Examples from the U.S. and Guatemala. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2009.

Perkinson, M.A. Aging in Guatemala: An ethnography of a long-term care facility. Presentation at the annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, November 2009.

Perkinson, M.A. Community-Based Gerontology within the NAPA–OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala. Presentation at the semi-annual Leonard Berg Symposium, Washington University, St. Louis, MO October 2009.

Barney, K.F & Perkinson, M.A. “Occupational Therapy Practice Informed by Occupational Science: Gerontological Application in the Guatemalan NAPA-OT Field School.” Presented at the annual meetings of the Society for the Study of Occupation, New Haven, CT, October 2009.

Perkinson, M.A., Frank, G., Kasnitz, D. & Rodriguez, M.* “Developing the Occupational Therapy–Anthropology connection in a developing country: The Guatemala Field School.” Presented at the Society of Medical Anthropology 50th Anniversary Conference, New Haven, CT, September 2009.

Perkinson, M.A. & Kasnitz, D. “The Guatemala Field School: Developing cultural competence in an interdisciplinary, international field placement.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), Santa Fe, NM, March 2009.

Kasnitz, D., Perkinson, M.A. & Frank, G. “Workshop on developing cross-cultural anthropology, occupational therapy, and disability studies field schools.” Presented at the annual conference of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), Santa Fe, NM, March 2009.

Perkinson, M.A. & Barney, K.B. “Integrating Service-Learning into an Undergraduate Research Methods Course.” Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), San Antonio, TX, March 2009.

Perkinson, M.A., Rowles, G., Kinney, J. & Silverstein, M. “Writing grants.” Preconference workshop at the annual conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), San Antonio, TX, March 2009.

Perkinson, M.A. & Barney, K.B. “Undergraduate research as service learning: OT student encounters with residents of an assisted living facility.” Presented at the annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), National Harbor, MD, November 2008.

Rockemann, DD. & Perkinson, M.A. “Physical renovation of an assisted living facility and its impact on residents, families, and staff.” Presented at the annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD, November 2008.

Perkinson, M.A. & Barney, K.F. “Geriatric long-term care in Antigua, Guatemala,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 2008.

Davidson, D. & Perkinson, M.A. “Transformative teaching: Becoming a problem-based learning tutor,” Annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Long Beach, CA, March 2008.

Perkinson, M.A. “Expanding the clinical sphere: An ethnographic study of family- supervised exercise programs for persons with dementia,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Memphis, TN, March 2008.

Rowles, G., Gugliucci, M., Perkinson, M.A., & Howe, J. AGHE Grant Writing Workshop, Pre-conference Workshop, Annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Baltimore, MD, February 2008.

Perkinson, M.A. & Barney, K. “An interdisciplinary integration of problem-based learning into a graduate-level gerontology course,” Annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Baltimore, MD, February 2008.

Perkinson, M.A., Chair, “Networking Discussion Group on Service Learning,” Annual meeting for Gerontology in Higher Education, Baltimore, MD, February 2008.

Mosher, S.* & Perkinson, M.A. “Contributions of occupational science and occupational therapy to gerontology and geriatrics: A review of the literature,” Annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Baltimore, MD, February 2008.

Perkinson, M.A. & Briller, S. Session Organizers “Aging and Activity: Patterns and Meaning of Daily Occupation,” American Anthropological Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, December 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. “An Anthropological Approach to an Occupational Intervention: The Exercise and Dementia Project,” Paper presented at American Anthropological Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, December 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. & Carpenter, B. “The Social Dynamics of Diabetes Management,” Gerontological Society of America, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. “Family-Supervised Exercise Programs for Persons with Dementia,” National Academies Keck Future Initiatives conference, Irvine, CA, November 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. “The Lived Experience of an Occupational Intervention: An Anthropological Study,” Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Occupation, 6th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, October 2007.

Perkinson, MA & Thompson, P. “We’re Getting Older—How Do We Get Better?: The Care of Mind, Body, and Spirit in Our Aging Families” (with Margaret Thompson) Guest presentation, Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, May 31, 2007.

Perkinson, MA. “Productive partnerships with other disciplines,” Intergenerational panel discussant, Senior Scholar Symposium, Washington University, April 19, 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. “Negotiating Disciplines: Thoughts of a Medical Anthropologist on Collaborating with Occupational Therapists and Other Health Professionals to Improve Quality of Life for People with Dementia,” Paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology, 67th Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. “Aging in Place: The Social Dynamics of a Suburban NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community),” Society for Applied Anthropology, 67th Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. Session co-organizer, “Global Solutions for Occupational Therapy, Occupational Science, Disability Studies, and Anthropology: Community-Based Research and Practice, Panel II, Society for Applied Anthropology, 67th Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. “Cyberspace Encounters: Using Blogs and Listservs as Educational Tools,” The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 33rd Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2007.

Gnanasekaran, J.* & Perkinson, M.A. “Assisted Living Facility Activities Participation Project,” The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 33rd Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. Discussant, “The Write Stuff: How to Publish in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education,” The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 33rd Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2007.

Perkinson, M.A. “Learning physical activity: An ethnographic perspective on situated learning of an exercise program for persons with dementia,” The Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, November 2006.

Palmer, J., Perkinson, MA, Xu, M.* et al. Research experiences in aging for undergraduate students. Annual conference, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Indianapolis, IN, 2006.

Perkinson, MA, Dang-Vu, C. *& Xu, M.* Family caregivers’ perspectives on a home- based exercise program for persons with mild dementia. Annual conference, Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL, 2005.

Perkinson, MA. Working in interdisciplinary teams. AAGE Applied Anthropology and Aging Roundtable, Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM, 2005.

Perkinson, MA. Training family members to supervise home-based exercise programs for persons with mild dementia. Annual conference, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Oklahoma City, OK, 2005.

Perkinson, MA. Factors influencing adherence to home-based, family-supervised exercise programs for persons with mild dementia. Annual conference, Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC, 2004.

Perkinson, MA. Aging in place: The social environment of a NORC. Annual conference, GSA, Washington, DC, 2004.

Perkinson, MA., Cattell, MG., & Ice, GH.. The impact of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology on the anthropology of aging. Annual conference of the American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, 2004.

Perkinson, MA. Home-based exercise programs for persons with mild dementia. Educational session, 12th National Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference, Philadelphia, 2004.

Perkinson, MA. Aging in place: The social environment of a NORC (naturally occurring retirement community), Annual conference, Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, St. Louis, MO, 2004.

Perkinson, MA, Cattell, M. & Ice, G. AAGE and the anthropology of aging. Annual conference, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Richmond, VA, 2004.

Perkinson, MA, Berg-Weger, M., Meuser, T, & Morris, J. Early stage dementia and driving: Perspectives from drivers and their spouses. Annual conference, Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, 2003.

Perkinson, MA. Ethical issues in conducting research with vulnerable populations. Society for Applied Anthropology workshop organized by M. Iris, Annual conference, American Anthropological Association, Chicago, 2003.

Perkinson, MA, Berg-Weger, M, Meuser, T, & Morris, J. Family and community perspectives on driving and dementia. Annual conference, Association for Anthropology and Gerontology (AAGE), San Francisco, 2003.

Perkinson, MA (with A. Glicksman, S. Klein, M. Iris, & D. Slezak). When best practices meet urban realties. Workshop, Annual conference, American Society on Aging, Chicago, 2003.

Perkinson, MA. How do I know he’s sick? The process of lay health assessment by family caregivers of frail older men. Annual conference, Gerontological Society of America, Boston, 2002.

Perkins, T* & Perkinson, MA. Understanding why African Americans participate in research. Annual conference, Gerontological Society of America, Boston, 2002.

Perkinson, MA. The process of lay health assessment: Criteria family caregivers use to evaluate the health of persons with dementia and cardiovascular disease. Annual conference of AAGE (Association for Anthropology and Gerontology), Chicago, May, 2002.

Perkinson, MA. Partners in care: Guides for family caregivers of persons with dementia and their home care workers. Annual conference, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Pittsburgh, PA, March, 2002.

Perkinson, MA. Dementia family caregivers and home care: Developing partnership relationships. Annual conference, Gerontological Society of America, Chicago, November, 2001.

Perkinson, MA. The use of lay consultants by family caregivers of persons with dementia. Annual conference, American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, November, 2001.

Perkinson, MA & Everard, K. The insiders’ perspective on dementia care: How home care workers view their work. The annual National Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference, Chicago, July, 2001.

Perkinson, MA. “Recent anthropological research on family caregivers of older adults,” guest lecturer, Center for the Study of Health, Culture, and Society, School of Public Health and the Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL), Emory University, April, 2001.

Perkinson, MA & Rockemann, DD. Consumers of CCRCs: Aging in Shangri-La. Annual Conference, Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC, November, 2000.

Perkinson, MA & Navarro, E. The process of lay health assessment: Implications for practice. Annual Conference, Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC, November, 2000.

Perkinson, MA. Discussant, Pathways to Life Quality, ( J. Krout and P. Moen, organizers), Annual Conference, Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC, November, 2000.

Perkinson, MA & Navarro, E. Dynamics of lay health assessments: How U.S. family caregivers evaluate the health status of frail older adults. Annual Conference, Society for Applied Anthropology, San Francisco, 2000.

Perkinson, MA. Using health diaries to study decision-making processes in chronic illness. Annual Conference, American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL, November, 1999.

Perkinson, MA. Integrating families into nursing home care: An intervention. Annual Conference, Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, November, 1999.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. Team assessments: A new technique for improving quality of care in long-term care facilities. Annual Conference, Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, November, 1999.

Perkinson, MA. Discussant, Discovering order in disorderly discourse, (A. Bower, organizer). Annual Conference, Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, November, 1999.

Perkinson, MA. Discussant, Pathways to life quality revisited: Transitions to a continuing care retirement community, (J. Krout and P. Moen, organizers). Annual Conference, Gerontological Society of America, November, 1999.

Perkinson, MA. Involving occupational therapy students in gerontological research. Annual Conference, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), St. Louis, MO, February, 1999.

Perkinson, MA. Negotiating family roles within a U.S. nursing home. Annual Conference, American Anthropological Association (AAA), Philadelphia, PA, December, 1998.

Perkinson, MA. Discussant, Pathways to life quality: Transitions to a continuing care retirement community, (J. Krout and P. Moen, organizers). Annual Conference, Gerontological Society of America (GSA), November, 1998.

Perkinson, MA. An intervention for families of nursing home residents. Program exchange presented at the annual meetings of the American Society on Aging (ASA), San Francisco, 1998.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. Utilization of supportive services in a continuing care retirement community based on special need and consumer choice. Presentation at the annual meetings of the American Society on Aging (ASA), San Francisco, 1998.

Perkinson, MA. Folk models of dementia and the mind: Family and nursing home staff beliefs. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., 1997.

Lawton, MP, Van Haitsma, K & Perkinson, MA. Observed affect and quality of life in dementia: Further affirmations and problems. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Cincinnati, 1997.

Perkinson, MA. Information needs of families of nursing home residents. Presentation at the annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Cincinnati, 1997.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. Utilization of supportive services in a CCRC. Presentation at the annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Cincinnati, 1997.

Perkinson, MA. A training intervention for families of nursing home residents: An update. Presentation at the annual meetings of the Association for Gerontological Higher Education (AGHE), Boston, 1997.

Perkinson, MA. Defining family roles in nursing homes: An anthropological perspective. Presentation at the annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC, 1996.

Lawton, MP, Perkinson, MA, & Van Haitsma, K. Reading the feelings, preferences, and aversions of the Alzheimer’s Disease patient. Presentation at the National Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference, Chicago, 1996.

Perkinson, MA. The ‘Family Roles in Nursing Homes’ project: An empowering intervention. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, 1996.

Perkinson, MA. “Family roles in nursing homes,” invited presentation in the Graduate Colloquium Series, Gerontology Center, Pennsylvania State University, 1996.

Perkinson, M.A. “Qualitative Research on Aging.” AGHE Mini-Institute (with R. Rubinstein and A. Glicksman) at the annual meeting of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, Philadelphia, 1996.

Perkinson, MA. Family roles in nursing homes: A caregiving training intervention. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Philadelphia, 1996.

Perkinson, MA & Lawton, MP. Folk models of emotion and the mind: Family and nursing home staff beliefs about dementia. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Los Angeles, 1995.

Moss, M & Perkinson, MA. The ms-tery of mastery: The meaning of mastery for care- giving middle-aged women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Los Angeles, 1995.

Perkinson, MA & Rockemann, DD. Empowering interventions: The ‘Family Roles in Nursing Homes’ project. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Los Angeles, 1995.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. Transitions in a CCRC: Impact on family caregiving relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, 1994.

Perkinson, MA, Moss, M, & Peters, N. Continuation of family caregiving in the nursing home. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, 1994.

Perkinson, MA. Interpreting and managing symptoms of frail elders by urban U.S. family caregivers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, 1994.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. Prevention of urinary incontinence among nursing home residents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society on Aging, San Francisco, 1994.

Perkinson, MA & McLean, A. Family interactions with nursing home staff: Strategies for communicating information regarding disruptive behaviors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., 1993.

Perkinson, MA. The impact of caregiving on personal development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, 1993.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. A multidisciplinary team approach for the prevention of urinary incontinence among nursing home residents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, 1993.

McLean, A & Perkinson, MA. Caring for behaviorally disturbed elders in a nursing home: Contrasting views of staff and family about quality care. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, 1993.

Perkinson, MA & Albert, S. The impact of role models on the caregiving experience. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, 1992.

Glicksman, A, Koropeckyj-Cox, T, Perkinson, MA, & Albert, S. Race, religion, and the experience of caregiving. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, 1992.

Koropeckyj-Cox, T, Glicksman, A, & Perkinson, MA. Caregivers under 40: A new cohort or a different typology of caregiving and illness? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, 1992.

Perkinson, MA. Learning to be a caregiver: An ethnographic study of peer teaching within a retirement community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, Baltimore, MD, 1992.

Glicksman, A, Koropeckyj-Cox, T, Perkinson, MA, & Albert, S. The impact of cultural diversity on caregiving. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, Baltimore, MD, 1992.

Perkinson, MA. Socialization to the caregiver role: An ethnographic study of spousal caregivers of dementia patients in a retirement community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL, 1991.

Perkinson, MA, Albert, S, Glicksman, A, Luborsky, M, Moss, M, & Kauh T. What does the Bradburn Affect Balance Scale measure? Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, 1991.

Koropeckyj-Cox, T, Perkinson, MA, & Glicksman, A. Recruiting rare populations: Who are the subjects in caregiving research? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, 1991.

Perkinson, MA. Age segregation among older adults: The impact of functional age differences on social interaction within a senior center. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, 1990.

Perkinson, MA. Group dynamics within a senior center: Potential barriers to service utilization. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society on Aging, San Francisco, 1990.

Perkinson, MA. Training research assistants in qualitative methods: The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Kansas City, 1990.

Perkinson, MA. “How informal caregivers learn to give care: Implications for health promotion among the elderly.” Invited paper presented to the Division of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, School of Public Health, UCLA, April, 1989.

Perkinson, MA. Cultural diversity in aging: Teaching the Anthropology of Aging. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Tampa, Florida, March, 1989.

Rockemann, DD & Perkinson, MA. Redefining the boundaries of a continuing care retirement community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society on Aging, Washington, D. C., 1989.

Perkinson, MA. Vicos revisited: A study of socialization to empowerment in a multipurpose senior center in the Midwest. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA., 1986.

Perkinson, MA. Understanding empowerment: The use of anthropological methods to evaluate a new model for gerontological services. Paper presented at the annual meeting of SAGE, New York State Association of Gerontological Educators, Ellenville, New York, 1986.

Perkinson, MA. Adult socialization: Conceptual issues and a methodological strategy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., 1982.

Perkinson, MA. Posthospital supports of elderly urban Blacks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Los Angeles, 1981.

Perkinson, MA. Coping with old age: Support systems and mutual help among the residents of a retirement community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979.

Perkinson, MA.  The emergence of new old-age roles in an age dense environment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Los Angeles, 1978.

Regional:

Perkinson, MA. Elder care in developing countries: An example from Guatemala, invited presentation, annual St. Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute, June 2010.

Perkinson, MA. Physical activity and cognition, Healthy Brain Aging Conference, Saint Louis University, May 2009.

Perkinson, MA. Family guide to the nursing home, invited workshop, St. Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute, June 2003.

State:

Perkinson, M.A., Poussan, M. & Barney, K.F. Service learning as undergraduate research, Annual meeting of Missouri Campus Compact Statewide Conference, St. Louis, October 2008.

Perkinson, M.A. Socialization to new old-age roles in a continuing care retirement community. UCSF Graduate Research Conference, San Francisco, CA 1979.

Perkinson, MA. Socialization into a retirement community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Missouri Anthropology Conference, Columbia, Missouri, 1977.

Local:

Perkinson, M.A. An update on the UH COA and reorganization of MBT SSW. Presentation to the LTC Leadership Committee, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, August 2017.

Perkinson, M.A. Applied gerontology: Research findings to help you in working with older adults. Presentation to statewide managers of HI Public Housing Authority, August 2017.

Perkinson, M.A. Issues of aging in China. Presentation to Program for College Nursing Students, Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange, UH, July 2017.

Perkinson, M.A. Residential care for older adults in China. Grand Rounds, Kuakini Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, July 2017.

Perkinson, M.A. Presenter, AARP Disrupt Aging panel, Mayor’s Annual Book and Music Festival, Honolulu, HI. May 2017.

Perkinson, M.A. Aging in China: Developing a CCRC in Changzhou. Presentation to the UH Faculty Retirees Association, April 2017.

Perkinson, M.A. The Center on Aging and other UH aging-related activities. Presentation to the Lutheran Church, Manoa, HI. March 2017.

Perkinson, M.A. and Nishita, C. Overview of UH Center on Aging. Presentation to Kupuna Caucus, March 2017,

Perkinson, M.A. Discussant, Healthy and resilient aging: Exploring the roles of culture and ethnicity. Conference sponsored by the Center for Korean Studies and the UH Center on Aging, University of Hawaii, February 2017

Perkinson, M.A., Rockemann, D., & Ziegemeier, E. Advocacy efforts: Aging in Guatemala. Panel presentation, Atlas Week, Saint Louis University, March 2013.

Perkinson, M.A. Facilitating family caregiving transitions from home-based to nursing home-based care, presentation to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, St. Louis, MO, February 2013.

Perkinson, M.A. Aging in developing countries: The case of Guatemala, presentation in Atlas Week, Saint Louis U., March 2012.

Perkinson, M.A. Guest speaker, Careers Day, Visitation Academy, St. Louis, MO, October 2011.

Perkinson, M.A. Aging in developing countries: Guatemala, invited presentation to Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, November 2011.

Perkinson, MA. Exercise and dementia, invited presentation to Washington University in St. Louis Geriatrics Seminar, St. Louis, MO, September 13, 2010.

Perkinson, MA. Update on the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) project, (with J. Morris, J. Palmer, B. Carpenter, D. Edwards, and S. Stark) Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, February 17, 2004.

Perkinson, MA. Driving and early stage dementia, (with M. Berg-Weger and J. Morris). Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, May 20, 2003.

Perkinson, MA. Focus groups and analyses on driving decisions with demented drivers (with Marla Berg-Weger, Tom Meuser, and John C. Morris), Dean of Social Work’s Annual Breakfast Seminar, St. Louis University, November, 2002.

Perkinson, MA. An anthropological approach to studying a virtual community of dementia caregivers, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, June 20, 2000

Perkinson, MA. Managing older parents, (with C. Baum and S. Stark), International Facilities Management Group, June 12, 2000

Perkinson, MA. Family responses to health issues, invited presentation to Mended Hearts, DePaul Hospital, St. Charles, MO, 1999.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Jindongfong, CCRC in Shangzhou, China

“Introduction to Gerontology,” a six-week course for front line staff preparing to work in a Chinese CCRC.

Saint Louis University:

“Applied Research Seminar I & II” (graduate OT)

“Person-Environment-Occupation III/ Older Adults” (renamed “OT with Aging Adults”) (graduate OT)

“Occupational Science Inquiry” (undergraduate OT)

“Lived Experiences: Disabilities and Chronic Conditions” (undergraduate OT) “Independent Studies”

Advised 30 undergraduate mentees, including one McNair Scholar Supervised 31 Masters projects

Co-Founder, NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala, an interdisciplinary, international field school for students in occupational science/therapy, anthropology, and disability studies. Director of the school’s Community-Based Gerontology component.

George Williams College:

“Young Adulthood, Middle Age & Aging” (undergraduate level) “Women and Aging” (graduate level) (new course)

Loyola University of Chicago:

“Human Origins” (undergraduate)

“Introduction to Cultural Anthropology” (undergraduate)

University of Missouri, Kansas City:

“Introduction to Sociology” (undergraduate) “Sociological Inquiry” (undergraduate)

“Methods of Sociological Research” (undergraduate) “Human Origins” (undergraduate)

“Aging in Contemporary Society” (graduate) (new course) “The Anthropology of Aging” (graduate) (new course) “Women and Aging” (graduate) (new course)

Washington University in St. Louis:

“Family, Kinship, and Marriage” (undergraduate) “Senior Honors Thesis Seminar I and II” (undergraduate) “Disability and Culture” (undergraduate) (new course)

“Aging in Cultural Context” (undergraduate) (new course)

“Methods and Reasoning in Social Sciences II: Qualitative Methods” (undergraduate)

“Independent Studies” (undergraduate)

Washington University School of Medicine, OT Program

-Supervisor of 13 Master’s theses in OT

-Section Instructor for OT302 “OT & Foundations”

– OT “Research Methods” qualitative methods section

AREAS OF ONGOING RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP:

  • Exercise and dementia
  • Housing for older adults
  • Family caregivers of older adults
  • Long-term services and supports
  • Participatory action research
  • Global aging
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