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Kim Skarupski, M.A., Ph.D.

Kimberly Skarupski, M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Associate Professor of Medicine
Female

Titles

  • Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Center on Aging and Health

Expertise

Depression, Epidemiology, Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychosomatic Medicine

Languages

  • English
Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Education

    • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1996, Sociology
    • M.P.H., The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002, Epidemiology

    Fellowships

    • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997, Gerontology
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Rajan, KB, RS Wilson, KA Skarupski, CF Mendes de Leon, & DA Evans. “Gene Behavior Interaction of Depressive Symptoms and Apolipoprotein E ε4 Allele on Cognitive Decline.” Psychosomatic Medicine (in press).

    Skarupski, KA, G Fitchett, D Evans, & CF Mendes de Leon. “Race Differences in the Association of Spiritual Experiences and Life Satisfaction in Older Age.”Aging & Mental Health 2013. 10.1080/13607863.2013.793285.

    Rajan, KB, KA Skarupski, H Rasmussen, & DA Evans. “Gene-Environment Interaction of Body Mass Index and Apolipoprotein E ε4 Allele on Cognitive Decline.” Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders (in press).

    Skarupski, KA & A Keshavarzian. (2013). “Investing in Academic Medicine Research Mentoring – Low Cost but High Return.” Gastroenterology 144(4). doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.01.064.

    Fitchett, G, MR Benjamins, KA Skarupski, & CF Mendes de Leon. (2013). “Worship Attendance and the Disability Process in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.” Journal of Gerontology, Social Sciences, doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbs165.

    Skarupski, KA, C Tangney, H Li, DA Evans, & MC Morris. (2013). “Mediterranean Diet and Depressive Symptoms among Older Adults over Time.” The Journal of Nutrition, Health, & Aging 2013; doi: 10.1007/s12603-012-0437-x.

    Johnson, T, J Bardhan, R Odwazny, B Harting, KA Skarupski, & R McNutt. (2012). “Hospital care may not affect the risk of readmission.” Quality Management in Health Care 21(2):68-73.

    Lewis, TT, H Guo, S Lunos, CF Mendes de Leon, KA Skarupski, DA Evans, & SA Everson-Rose. (2011). “Depressive symptoms and cardiovascular mortality in older African-American and White adults: Evidence for a differential association by race.” Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 4(3):293-299. PMCID: PMC3097274. NIHMSID: NIHMS283937.

    Dong, X, Q E-S Chang, E Wong, B Wong, KA Skarupski, & MA Simon. (2010). “Assessing the health needs of Chinese older adults: Findings from a community-based participatory research study in Chicago’s Chinatown." Journal of Aging Research. Article ID 124246; DOI:10.4061/2010/124246.

    Skarupski, KA, C Tangney, H Li, B Ouyang, DA Evans, & MC Morris. (2010). “The longitudinal association of vitamin B6, folate, and vitamin B12 with depressive symptoms among older adults over time.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 92:330-335. PMID: 20519557. PMCID:PMC2904034.

    McNutt, R, TJ Johnson, R Odwazny, Z Remmich, KA Skarupski, S Meurer, S Hohmann, & B Harting. (2010). “Change in MS-DRG assignment and hospital reimbursement as a result of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid changes in payment for hospital acquired conditions: is it coding or quality?” Quality Management in Healthcare 19(1):17-24. PMID: 20042930.

    Skarupski, KA, G Fitchett, DA Evans, & CF Mendes de Leon. 2010. “Daily spiritual experiences in a biracial community-based population of older adults.” Aging & Mental Health 14(7):779-789. NIHMSID: 212613; PMC2928403.

    Everson-Rose, SA, KA Skarupski, LL Barnes, T Beck, DA Evans, & CF Mendes de Leon. 2011. “Neighbourhood socioeconomic conditions are associated with psychosocial functioning in older black and white adults.” Health & Place 17:793-800. DOI:10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.02.007. PMID: 21421335. PMCID: PMC3092820.

    Skarupski, KA, MM Zack, JL Bienias, PA Scherr, & DA Evans. 2011. “The relationship between mentally unhealthy days and depressive symptoms among older adults over time.” Journal of Applied Gerontology 30(2):241-253. Originally published online Feb. 2010. DOI: 10.1177/0733464810361348. NIHMSID#: 301128. PMCID: PMC3133938.

    Skarupski, KA, CF Mendes de Leon, LL Barnes, & DA Evans. 2010.“Medicare Part D enrollment in a biracial, community-based population of older adults.” The Gerontologist 49(6):828-838. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnp055. PMCID: PMC2782324.

    Cagney, KA, TA Glass, KA Skarupski, LL Barnes, BS Schwartz, & CF Mendes de Leon. 2009. “Neighborhood-level cohesion and disorder: Measurement and validation in two older adult urban populations.” Journal of Gerontology, Social Sciences 64(3):415-424. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbn041. PMCID: PMC2670251.

    Skarupski, KA, JJ McCann, JL Bienias, & DA Evans. 2009. “Race differences in emotional adaptation of family caregivers.” Aging & Mental Health 13(5):715-724. PMCID: 19882410. NIHMS 198307.

    Mendes de Leon, CF, KA Cagney, JL Bienias, LL Barnes, KA Skarupski, PA Scherr, & DA Evans. 2009. “Neighborhood social cohesion and disorder in relation to walking in community-dwelling older adults: A multi-level analysis.” Journal of Aging and Health 21(1):155-171. DOI: 10.1177/0898264308328650. PMCID: PMC2650086.

    Skarupski, KA, JJ McCann, JL Bienias, FD Wolinsky, NT Aggarwal, & DA Evans. 2008. “Use of home-based formal services by adult day care clientswith Alzheimer’s disease.” Home Health Care Services Quarterly 27(3):217-239. NIHMSID#: 132853. PMCID: PMC2745645.

    Grodstein, F, KA Skarupski, JL Bienias, RS Wilson, DA Bennett, & DA Evans. 2008. “Anti-inflammatory agents and cognitive decline in a bi-racial population.” Neuroepidemiology 30:45-50. PMID: 18259082.

    Skarupski, KA, CF Mendes de Leon, JL Bienias, PA Scherr, MM Zack, DG Moriarty, & DA Evans. 2007. “Black-white differences in health-related quality of life among older adults.” Published online October 16, 2006 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-006-9115-y).Quality of Life Research 16(2):287-296.PMID: 17033898.

    Skarupski, KA, CF Mendes de Leon, JJ McCann, JL Bienias, RS Wilson, & DA Evans. 2006. “Is lower cognitive function in one spouse associated with depressive symptoms in the other spouse?” Aging & Mental Health 10(6):621-630. PMID: 17050091.

    Mendes de Leon, CF, LL Barnes, JL Bienias, KA Skarupski, & DA Evans. 2005. “Racial disparities in disability: Recent evidence from self-reported and performance-based disability measures in a population-based study of older adults.” Journal of Gerontology, Social Sciences 60B(5):263-271. PMID: 16131627.

    Everson-Rose, SA, KA Skarupski, JL Bienias, RS Wilson, DA Evans, & CF Mendes de Leon. 2005. “Do depressive symptoms predict declines in physical performance in an elderly, biracial population?” Psychosomatic Medicine 67:609-615. PMID: 16046375.

    Skarupski, KA, CF Mendes de Leon, JL Bienias, LL Barnes, SA Everson-Rose, RS Wilson, & DA Evans. 2005. “Black-white differences in depressive symptoms among older adults over time.” Journal of Gerontology, Psychological Sciences 60B(3):136-142. PMID: 15860783.

    Skarupski, KA, R Mrvos, & EP Krenzelok. 2004. “A profile of calls to a poison information center regarding older adults.” Journal of Aging and Health 16(2):228-247. PMID: 15030664.

    Skarupski, KA & JJ Pelkowski. 2003. “Multipurpose senior centers: Opportunities for community health nursing.” Journal of Community Health Nursing 20(2):119-132. PMID: 12738578.

    Langmore, SE, KA Skarupski, BE Fries, & PS Park. 2002. "Predictors of aspiration pneumonia in nursing home residents." Dysphagia 17(4):1-11. PMID: 12355145.

    Cherrick, RE & KA Skarupski. 2000. "Concerns regarding workforce participation for people with HIV/AIDS." The Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis 3(1):23-30.

    Fries, BE, JN Morris, KA Skarupski, CS Blaum, A Galecki, F Bookstein, & M Ribbe. 2000. “Accelerated dysfunction among the very oldest-old in nursing homes." Journals of Gerontology, Medical Sciences 55A(6):M336-341. PMID: 10843354.

    Zemencuk, JK, RA Hayward, KA Skarupski, & SJ Katz. 1999. “Patients’ desires and expectations for medical care: A challenge to improving patient satisfaction.” American Journal of Medical Quality 14(1):21-27. PMCID: PMC1496939.

    Bernstein SJ, KA Skarupski, K Eagle, E Bates, & M Starling. 1998. “A randomized controlled trial of information-giving to patients referred for coronary angiography: Effects on outcomes of Care.” Health Expectations 1(1):50-61. PMID: 11281861.

    Skarupski, KA. 1998. Review of Cultural Diversity and Geriatric Care: Challenges to the Health Professions, Darryl Wieland, Donna Benton, B. Josea Kramer, and Grace D. Dawson, Editors. Contemporary Gerontology 4(3):96-98.

    Fries, BE, JN Morris, & KA Skarupski. 1998. “Facility report cards and the ecological fallacy.” The Canadian Journal of Quality in Health Care 14(2):18-22.

    Zemencuk, JK, JW Feightner, RA Hayward, KA Skarupski, & SJ Katz. 1998. “Patients’ desires and expectations for medical care in primary care clinics in Michigan and Ontario.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 13(4):273-276. PMID: 9565393.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Professional Activities

    Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Faculty Affairs

    Gerontological Society of America

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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Geriatric Medicine

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