Diana White, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Office: URBN 470N
Work force in aging services and long-term care, person–centered environments for elders and the direct care workers who support them; intergenerational relationships; family bereavement.
Dr. White works on a variety of education and evaluation projects related to long-term care and long-term services and supports. She is co-project director with the OHSU School of Nursing on Enriched Clinical Learning Environments through Partnerships (ECLEPs), funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Northwest Health Foundation. Its purpose is to attract nursing students into long-term care careers through excellent clinical learning experiences. Dr. White is also the PI on projects related to Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) and options counseling. ADRCs are one-stop resources for adults in needs of long-term services and supports. Options counselors provide decision support for individuals and their families. Through a contract with Seniors and People with Disabilities, Dr. White and other PSU faculty and staff have developed professional standards for options counselors, developed and delivered training, and have conducted consumer satisfaction surveys. Dr. White teaches the Families and Aging course for the School of Community Health.
White, D. L., Cartwright, J., & Lottes, J. (2012). Long-term care nurse role models in clinical education: The ECLEPs Experience. The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38 (1), 43-51.
White, D. L., & Neal, M. B. (2011). Dealing with Transportation Issues. In. A. Chun, C. Irmiter, & J. Schwartzberg (Eds.). Geriatric Care by Design (Chicago, IL: American Medical Association).
White, D., & O´Brien, J. (2010). Gerontological Family Nursing. In Kaakinen, J. R., Gedaly-Duff, V., Coehlo, D.P., & Hanson, S, M. H. (Eds.). Family health care nursing: Theory, practice & research (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.
Hayslip, B. Jr., & White, D. (2008). The grief of grandparents. In M. S. Stroebe, R. O. Hansson, H. Schut, & W. Stroebe (Eds.). Handbook of Bereavement Research (pp 441-460). Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association
White, D. L., Walker, A. J., & Richards, L. N. (2008). Intergenerational family support following infant death. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 67 (3). 187- 208.
White, D. L., Newton-Curtis, L., & Lyons, K. S. (2008). Development and initial testing of a measure of person-directed care. The Gerontologist, 48, Special Issue 1, 114-123.
Crandall, L., White, D. L., Schuldheis, S., & Talerico, K. A. (2007). Initiating person-centered practice in long-term care facilities. The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 33 (11), 47-56.
Walker, A.J., Manoogian-O´Dell, M. McGraw, L. A., & White, D. L. (Eds.). (2001). Families in Later Life: Connections and Transitions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.