Kate Wilber, PhD

Title(s)Professor of Gerontology, Mary Pickford Foundation Chair in Gerontology
SchoolSchool of Gerontology
AddressGER 208H
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0191
Phone+1 213 740 1736
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    Dr. Wilber’s research has focused on improving the quality of life of people with chronic physical and mental health conditions, by improving the formal health and long term care delivery system. Her work on collaborative relationships among providers has examined cost effectiveness and health outcomes of different service delivery structures. This research includes outcomes research for older adults in managed care, the development and evaluation of chronic care models that link acute and long-term care, and the testing and translation of evidence-based long-term care interventions into practice settings.

    In addition to health care, Dr. Wilber’s research has focused on protective services including the identification and treatment of elder abuse, adult protective services, guardianship and conservatorship, and alternative supportive and surrogate decision-making approaches. She has authored over 100 articles, books, and book chapters. Dr. Wilber regularly teaches courses in public policy, administration, systems management, and long-term care.

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    Toward a Better Understanding of Elder Mistreatment in Community Settings
    NIH R21AG030661Sep 1, 2007 - Jun 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Voices of Experience: What Do Low-Income Older Adults Tell Us About Mobility, Technology, and Social Participation? J Appl Gerontol. 2022 02; 41(2):571-580. Gallo HB, Marshall LW, Levy-Storms L, Wilber KH, Loukaitou-Sideris A. PMID: 34009052; PMCID: PMC8602433.
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    2. Improving forensics: Characterizing injuries among community-dwelling physically abused older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 08; 69(8):2252-2261. Yonashiro-Cho JMF, Gassoumis ZD, Wilber KH, Homeier DC. PMID: 33945150.
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    3. Transforming Aging Services: Area Agencies on Aging and the COVID-19 Response. Gerontologist. 2021 02 23; 61(2):152-158. Gallo HB, Wilber KH. PMID: 33349841; PMCID: PMC7799051.
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    4. Who is in the revolving door? Policy and practice implications of recurrent reports to adult protective services. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2020 Nov-Dec; 32(5):489-508. Rowan JM, Yonashiro-Cho J, Wilber KH, Gassoumis ZD. PMID: 33308080.
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    5. Longitudinal Assessment of the Relationships Between Geriatric Conditions and Loneliness. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 05; 22(5):1107-1113.e1. Yu K, Wu S, Jang Y, Chou CP, Wilber KH, Aranda MP, Chi I. PMID: 33071157.
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    6. Toward a better understanding of the elder abuse forensic center model: comparing and contrasting four programs in California. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2019 Aug-Dec; 31(4-5):402-423. Yonashiro-Cho J, Rowan JM, Gassoumis ZD, Gironda MW, Wilber KH. PMID: 31423950.
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    7. Elder Abuse Characteristics Based on Calls to the National Center on Elder Abuse Resource Line. J Appl Gerontol. 2020 10; 39(10):1078-1087. Weissberger GH, Goodman MC, Mosqueda L, Schoen J, Nguyen AL, Wilber KH, Gassoumis ZD, Nguyen CP, Han SD. PMID: 31364442; PMCID: PMC6992470.
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    8. What Can Elder Mistreatment Researchers Learn About Primary Prevention From Family Violence Intervention Models? Gerontologist. 2019 07 16; 59(4):601-609. Meyer K, Yonashiro-Cho J, Gassoumis ZD, Mosqueda L, Han SD, Wilber KH. PMID: 29190372.
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    9. Combating Elder Mistreatment: Still Muddling-Not Yet Transformed. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 06; 67(6):1117-1119. Wilber KH. PMID: 30901075.
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    10. What Are Strategies to Advance Policies Supporting Family Caregivers? Promising Approaches From a Statewide Task Force. J Aging Soc Policy. 2018 Jun 08; 1-19. Meyer K, Rath L, Gassoumis Z, Kaiser N, Wilber K. PMID: 29883273.
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    11. Research Protocol for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Elder Abuse Prevalence Studies. Can J Aging. 2017 06; 36(2):256-265. Yon Y, Mikton C, Gassoumis ZD, Wilber KH. PMID: 28399951.
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    12. The Prevalence of Self-Reported Elder Abuse Among Older Women in Community Settings: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2019 04; 20(2):245-259. Yon Y, Mikton C, Gassoumis ZD, Wilber KH. PMID: 29333977.
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    13. Developing an undue influence screening tool for Adult Protective Services. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2017 03; 29(2-3):157-185. Quinn MJ, Nerenberg L, Navarro AE, Wilber KH. PMID: 28398137.
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    14. Elder abuse prevalence in community settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 02; 5(2):e147-e156. Yon Y, Mikton CR, Gassoumis ZD, Wilber KH. PMID: 28104184.
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    15. The Forensic Lens: Bringing Elder Neglect Into Focus in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 09; 68(3):371-7. DeLiema M, Homeier DC, Anglin D, Li D, Wilber KH. PMID: 27005449; PMCID: PMC5003723.
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    16. Prosecutors' Perspectives on Elder Justice Using an Elder Abuse Forensic Center. Am J Crim Justice. 2016 Dec; 41(4):780-795. DeLiema M, Navarro AE, Moss M, Wilber KH. PMID: 30327577; PMCID: PMC6186451.
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    17. Inside the Black Box: The Case Review Process of an Elder Abuse Forensic Center. Gerontologist. 2016 08; 56(4):772-81. Navarro AE, Wysong J, DeLiema M, Schwartz EL, Nichol MB, Wilber KH. PMID: 26248723; PMCID: PMC4944537.
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    18. Community Discharge of Nursing Home Residents: The Role of Facility Characteristics. Health Serv Res. 2016 Apr; 51(2):645-66. Holup AA, Gassoumis ZD, Wilber KH, Hyer K. PMID: 26211390; PMCID: PMC4799895.
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    19. Beware of Data Gaps in Home Care Research: The Streetlight Effect and Its Implications for Policy Making on Long-Term Services and Supports. Med Care Res Rev. 2015 Oct; 72(5):622-40. Newquist DD, DeLiema M, Wilber KH. PMID: 26062611; PMCID: PMC4710352.
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    20. Protecting victims of elder financial exploitation: the role of an Elder Abuse Forensic Center in referring victims for conservatorship. Aging Ment Health. 2015; 19(9):790-8. Gassoumis ZD, Navarro AE, Wilber KH. PMID: 25269384.
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    21. Tricks of the Trade: Motivating Sales Agents to Con Older Adults. Gerontologist. 2016 Apr; 56(2):335-44. DeLiema M, Yon Y, Wilber KH. PMID: 24829307; PMCID: PMC6282684.
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    22. Neuropsychological profiles of victims of financial elder exploitation at the los angeles county elder abuse forensic center. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2014; 26(4):414-23. Wood S, Rakela B, Liu PJ, Navarro AE, Bernatz S, Wilber KH, Allen R, Homeier D, Homier D. PMID: 24848863.
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    23. Who transitions to the community from nursing homes? Comparing patterns and predictors for short-stay and long-stay residents. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2013; 32(2):75-91. Gassoumis ZD, Fike KT, Rahman AN, Enguidanos SM, Wilber KH. PMID: 23679659; PMCID: PMC3711511.
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    24. Determining prevalence and correlates of elder abuse using promotores: low-income immigrant Latinos report high rates of abuse and neglect. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jul; 60(7):1333-9. DeLiema M, Gassoumis ZD, Homeier DC, Wilber KH. PMID: 22697790; PMCID: PMC3396729.
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    25. Holding abusers accountable: an elder abuse forensic center increases criminal prosecution of financial exploitation. Gerontologist. 2013 Apr; 53(2):303-12. Navarro AE, Gassoumis ZD, Wilber KH. PMID: 22589024.
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    26. Identifying risk of hospital readmission among Medicare aged patients: an approach using routinely collected data. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2012; 31(2):181-95. Navarro AE, Enguídanos S, Wilber KH. PMID: 22656916.
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    27. Conceptual model and map of financial exploitation of older adults. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2011 Oct; 23(4):304-25. Conrad KJ, Iris M, Ridings JW, Fairman KP, Rosen A, Wilber KH. PMID: 21978290.
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    28. Association of claims-based quality of care measures with outcomes among community-dwelling vulnerable elders. Med Care. 2011 Jun; 49(6):553-9. Zingmond DS, Ettner SL, Wilber KH, Wenger NS. PMID: 21499140; PMCID: PMC4535422.
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    29. Motivating high-risk older adults to exercise: does coaching matter? Home Health Care Serv Q. 2011 Apr; 30(2):84-95. Yan T, Wilber KH, Simmons WJ. PMID: 21590567.
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    30. The effects of childlessness on the care and psychological well-being of older adults with disabilities. Aging Ment Health. 2010 Aug; 14(6):712-9. Chang E, Wilber KH, Silverstein M. PMID: 20544412.
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    31. Self-report measure of financial exploitation of older adults. Gerontologist. 2010 Dec; 50(6):758-73. Conrad KJ, Iris M, Ridings JW, Langley K, Wilber KH. PMID: 20667945.
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    32. Conversion diversion: participation in a social HMO reduces the likelihood of converting from short-stay to long-stay nursing facility placement. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2010 Jun; 11(5):333-7. Thomas KE, Gassoumis ZD, Wilber KH. PMID: 20511100; PMCID: PMC2879400.
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    33. Do we really need another meeting? Lessons from the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center. Gerontologist. 2010 Oct; 50(5):702-11. Navarro AE, Wilber KH, Yonashiro J, Homeier DC. PMID: 20233729.
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    34. Who are the Latino baby boomers? Demographic and economic characteristics of a hidden population. J Aging Soc Policy. 2010 Jan; 22(1):53-68. Gassoumis ZD, Wilber KH, Baker LA, Torres-Gil FM. PMID: 20390712.
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    35. Do sedentary older adults benefit from community-based exercise? Results from the Active Start program. Gerontologist. 2009 Dec; 49(6):847-55. Yan T, Wilber KH, Aguirre R, Trejo L. PMID: 19592637.
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    36. Measuring the quality of care provided to dually enrolled Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries living in nursing homes. Med Care. 2009 May; 47(5):536-44. Zingmond DS, Saliba D, Wilber KH, MacLean CH, Wenger NS. PMID: 19365296; PMCID: PMC4351736.
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    37. The role of consultant pharmacists in reducing medication problems among older adults receiving Medicaid waiver services. Consult Pharm. 2009 Feb; 24(2):121-33. Alkema GE, Enguidanos SM, Wilber KH, Trufasiu M, Simmons WJ, Frey D. PMID: 19275454.
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    38. Results from the Healthy Moves for Aging Well program: changes of the health outcomes. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2009; 28(2-3):100-11. Yan T, Wilber KH, Wieckowski J, Simmons WJ. PMID: 20182959.
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    39. Characteristics associated with four potential medication problems among older adults in Medicaid waiver services. Consult Pharm. 2008 May; 23(5):396-403. Alkema GE, Wilber KH, Frey D, Enguidanos SM, Simmons WJ. PMID: 18540793.
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    40. Transitioning residents from nursing facilities to community living: who wants to leave? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jan; 56(1):1-7. Nishita CM, Wilber KH, Matsumoto S, Schnelle JF. PMID: 18184201.
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    41. Prevalence of potential medication problems among dually eligible older adults in Medicaid waiver services. Ann Pharmacother. 2007 Dec; 41(12):1971-8. Alkema GE, Wilber KH, Simmons WJ, Enguidanos SM, Frey D. PMID: 17986518.
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    42. High-cost users among dual eligibles in three care settings. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2007 Nov; 18(4):950-65. Yip J, Nishita CM, Crimmins EM, Wilber KH. PMID: 17982217.
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    43. Measuring the quality of care provided to community dwelling vulnerable elders dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. Med Care. 2007 Oct; 45(10):931-8. Zingmond DS, Wilber KH, Maclean CH, Wenger NS. PMID: 17890990; PMCID: PMC2849015.
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    44. Reduced mortality: the unexpected impact of a telephone-based care management intervention for older adults in managed care. Health Serv Res. 2007 Aug; 42(4):1632-50. Alkema GE, Wilber KH, Shannon GR, Allen D. PMID: 17610441; PMCID: PMC1955273.
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    45. Reductions in costly healthcare service utilization: findings from the Care Advocate Program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Jul; 54(7):1102-7. Shannon GR, Wilber KH, Allen D. PMID: 16866682.
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    46. Characteristics associated with home- and community-based service utilization for Medicare managed care consumers. Gerontologist. 2006 Apr; 46(2):173-82. Alkema GE, Reyes JY, Wilber KH. PMID: 16581881.
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    47. Building integrated information systems for chronic care: the California experience. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2006; 25(3-4):185-200. Shugarman LR, Nishita CM, Wilber KH. PMID: 17062518.
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    48. Does payment structure influence change in physical functioning after rehabilitation therapy? Home Health Care Serv Q. 2004; 23(1):63-78. Shannon GR, Yip JY, Wilber KH. PMID: 15148049.
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    49. Using interagency collaboration to serve older adults with chronic care needs: the Care Advocate Program. Fam Community Health. 2003 Jul-Sep; 26(3):221-9. Alkema GE, Shannon GR, Wilber KH. PMID: 12829944.
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    50. Partnering managed care and community-based services for frail elders: the care advocate program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Jun; 51(6):807-12. Wilber KH, Allen D, Shannon GR, Alongi S. PMID: 12757567.
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    51. The impact of the 1997 Balanced Budget Amendment's prospective payment system on patient case mix and rehabilitation utilization in skilled nursing. Gerontologist. 2002 Oct; 42(5):653-60. Yip JY, Wilber KH, Myrtle RC. PMID: 12351800.
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    52. The networks and resource exchanges in community-based systems of care. J Health Hum Serv Adm. 2002; 25(2):219-59. Yip JY, Myrtle RC, Wilber KH, Grazman DN. PMID: 15137576.
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    53. Decision-making, dementia and the law: cross national perspectives. Aging Ment Health. 2001 Nov; 5(4):309-11. Wilber KH. PMID: 11767976.
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    54. Outcomes among orthopedic patients in skilled nursing facilities: does managed care make a difference? J Nurs Adm. 2001 Nov; 31(11):527-33. Leach LS, Yip JY, Myrtle RC, Wilber KH. PMID: 11727639.
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    55. Comparison of older adult subject and proxy responses on the SF-36 health-related quality of life instrument. Aging Ment Health. 2001 May; 5(2):136-42. Yip JY, Wilber KH, Myrtle RC, Grazman DN. PMID: 11511060.
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    56. A comparison of skilled nursing facility rehabilitation treatment and outcomes under Medicare managed care and Medicare fee-for-service reimbursement. Gerontologist. 2000 Dec; 40(6):646-53. Angelelli JJ, Wilber KH, Myrtle R. PMID: 11131081.
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    57. Correlates of open- and locked-facility placement in a population of decisionally impaired adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 1999 Nov; 54(6):S349-55. Reynolds SL, Wilber KH. PMID: 10625970.
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    58. Balancing the competing values of freedom and safety in long-term dementia care: the secured perimeter program. J Ethics Law Aging. 1999 Fall-Winter; 5(2):121-30. Wilber KH, Machemer J. PMID: 11657955.
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    59. Improving service delivery: provider perspectives on building community-based systems of care. J Health Hum Serv Adm. 1997; 20(2):197-216. Myrtle RC, Wilber KH, De Jong FJ. PMID: 10177078.
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    60. Rethinking alternatives to guardianship. Gerontologist. 1995 Apr; 35(2):248-57. Wilber KH, Reynolds SL. PMID: 7750782.
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    61. The search for effective alternatives to conservatorship: lessons from a daily money management diversion study. J Aging Soc Policy. 1995; 7(1):39-56. Wilber KH. PMID: 10183207.
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    62. Developing a daily money management service model: navigating the uncharted waters of liability and viability. Gerontologist. 1993 Oct; 33(5):687-91. Wilber KH, Buturain LM. PMID: 8225015.
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    63. Alternatives to conservatorship: the role of daily money management services. Gerontologist. 1991 Apr; 31(2):150-5. Wilber KH. PMID: 2044986.
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    64. Experiential learning in gerontology: methods for applying concepts and theories to practice. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 1989; 9(4):47-58. Wilber KH, Shoecraft C. PMID: 2583539.
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