Scott Beach, Ph.D.

  • Director of Survey Research, UCSUR

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interest Summary

Aging; Caregiver Stress; Elder Abuse; Technology for Aging/Disabled Populations

Research Interests

Representative Publications

Beach, S.R., Kinnee, E., & Schulz, R.  (in press). Caregiving and place: Combining geographic information system (GIS) and survey methods to examine neighborhood context and caregiver outcomes. Innovation in Aging.

Beach, S.R., Schulz, S., Friedman, E.M., Rodakowski, J., Martsolf, G., & James, A.E. 3rd. (in press). Adverse consequences of unmet needs for care in high-need/high-cost older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

Schulz, R., Beach, S.R., Czaja, S.J., Martire, L.M., Monin, J.K. (in press). Family caregiving for older adults. Annual Review of Psychology.

Liu, P.J., Conrad, K.J., Beach, S.R., Iris, M., & Schiamberg, L.B.  (2019). The importance of investigating abuser characteristics in elder emotional/psychological abuse: Results from Adult Protective Services data.  Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(5), 897-907.

Beach, S.R., Schulz, R., & Sneed, R.  (2018). Associations between social support, social networks and financial exploitation in older adults.  Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(8), 990-1011.

Beach, S.R., & Schulz, R. (2017). Family caregiver factors associated with unmet needs for care among older adult care recipients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(3), 560-566.

Beach, S.R., Carpenter, C.R., Rosen, T., Sharps, P., & Gelles, R. (2016). Screening and detection of elder abuse: Research opportunities and lessons learned from emergency geriatric care, intimate partner violence, and child abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 185-216.

Schulz, R., Beach, S.R., Matthews, J.T., Courtney, K., De Vitto Dabs, A., & Person Mecca, L. (2016).  Caregivers willingness to pay for technologies to support caregiving. The Gerontologist, 56(5), 817-829.

Schulz, R., Wahl, H., Matthews, J.T., De Vito Dabbs, A., Beach, S.R., & Czaja, S.J. (2015). Advancing the aging and technology agenda in gerontology. The Gerontologist, 55(5), 724-734.

Beach, S.R., Schulz, R., Matthews, J.T., Courtney, K., & DeVito Dabbs, A. (2014).  Preferences for technology versus human assistance and control over technology in the performance of kitchen and personal care tasks in baby boomers and older adults.  Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 9, 474-486.

Beach, S.R. (2013).  Assessing needs, preferences, and attitudes using survey methods.  In R. Schulz (Ed.), Quality of Life Technology, pp. 65-86.  CRC / Taylor & Francis Group.

Schulz, R., Beach, S.R., Matthews, J.T., Courtney, K.L., & De Vito Dabbs, A.J. (2012). Designing and evaluating quality of life technologies: An interdisciplinary approach. Proceedings of the IEEE, 100(8), 2397-2409.

Beach, S.R., Schulz, R., Castle, N.G., & Rosen, J. (2010). Financial exploitation and psychological mistreatment among older adults: Differences between African Americans and non-African Americans in a population-based survey. The Gerontologist, 50, 744-757.

Beach, S.R.,Schulz, R., Degenholtz, H.B., Castle, N.G., Rosen, J., Fox, A.R., & Morycz, R.K. (2010). Using Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing and Interactive Voice Response to Measure Elder Mistreatment in Older Adults: Feasibility and Effects on Prevalence Estimates. Journal of Official Statistics, 26, 481-506.

Schulz, R., Beach S.R., Hebert, R., Martire, L.M., Monin, J.K, Tompkins, C.A., & Albert, S.M. (2009). Spousal suffering and partners depression and cardiovascular disease: The Cardiovascular Health Study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17(3), 246-254.

Beach, S.R., Schulz, R., Williamson, G.M., Miller, L.S., Weiner, M.F., & Lance, C.E. (2005). Risk factors for potentially harmful caregiver behavior. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53, 255-261.

Greenberg, M. S., & Beach, S. R. (2004). Property crime victims decision to notify the police: Social, cognitive, and affective determinants. Law and Human Behavior, 28, 177-186.

Beach, S. R., Schulz, R., Yee, J. L., & Jackson, S. (2000). Negative and positive health effects of caring for a disabled spouse: Longitudinal findings from the Caregiver Health Effects Study. Psychology and Aging, 15, 259-271.

Schulz, R., & Beach, S. (1999). Caregiving as a risk factor for mortality: The caregiver health effects study. Journal of the American Medical Association, 282, 2215-2219.

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