Faculty Associates

Kathleen Abrahamson

Contact Information
Email: kaabraha@purdue.edu
Office: JNSN 214 Map
Phone: (765)-494-4019
Homepage: Homepage
Associate Professor, School of Nursing

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PhD Purdue University Sociology 2008

Research Interests

Long term care, implementation of healthcare quality improvement, quality of life and work within nursing home settings.

Teaching Interests

Research methods, health care policy.


2020 - Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, subcontract with Indiana University School of Medicine
2020 - National Science Foundation
2020 - Minnesota Department of Human Service
2018 - Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
2017 - Minnesota Department of Human Services
2016 - Minnesota Department of Human Services
2016 - CMS

Selected Publications

Abrahamson, K., Davila, H., Kirk, L., Garavito, G. A. & Mueller, C. (In Press) “Can a Nursing Home Psychotropic Reduction Project be Successfully Implemented in Assisted Living?” Journal of Applied Gerontology

Wang, E., Abrahamson, K., Liu, P., & Ahmed, A. (In Press) “Can Mobile Technology Improve Weight Loss in Overweight Adults: A systematic review” Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Evans, A., Abrahamson, K. (2020In Press) “The Impact of Stigma on Suicide Bereavement: A systematic review” Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. (selected as CEU feature article)

Abrahamson, K., Fox, R., Roundtree, A., & Farris, K. (2020In Press) “The Nursing Assistant Role in the Nursing Home Patient Experience” Nursing and Health Sciences.

Abrahamson, K., Unroe, K., Iloabuchi, T., Lieb, K., Russell, R., Cai, Y., & Nazir, A. (In Press) “Lessons Learned from the Indiana SMART Campaign to Reduce Nursing Home Polypharmacy” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.

Abrahamson, K., Hass, Z., & Arling, G. (2020) “Shall I stay or shall I go? The choice to remain in the nursing home among residents with high potential for discharge” Journal of Applied Gerontology, 39 (8): 863-870.

Abrahamson, K., Mueller, C., Duan, F., & Cooke, V. (2019) “Heightening Person-Centered Care Processes in Nursing Restorative Care” Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(5):5-10.

Noureldin, M., Abrahamson, K. & Arling, G. (2019) “ Home and Community-based Service Organizations’ Capacity for and Experiences with Quality Improvement Initiatives” Home Healthcare Management and Practice, 31(1): 23-29.

Noureldin, M., Hass, Z., Abrahamson, K., & Arling, G. (2018) "Fall Risk, Supports and Services, and Falls Following a Nursing Home Discharge" The Gerontologist, 58 (6): 1075-1084.

Buttke, D., Cooke, V., Abrahamson, K., Shippee, T., Davila, H. & Arling, G. (2018) “A State-wide Model to Assist Nursing Home Residents to Transition Successfully to the Community” Geriatrics,3 (18).

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