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Sarah Dys, MPA
Sarah Dys, MPA

 

Tel: 503-725-9252
E-mail: sdys@pdx.edu

Education

BA Psychology (2015) and MPA (2016), Clark University Worcester, Massachusetts

Research Interests

Chronic disease and co-morbidity prevention, housing with services, long-term care staffing, falls prevention, person-centered care, polypharmacy, palliative care, older adult health literacy, organizational decision making.

Current Projects

Sarah is pursuing her PhD in Community Health with a focus on gerontology and health outcomes. She serves as a graduate research assistant on the Oregon Community Based Care Project analyzing resident research with Dr. Paula Carder, exploring risk factors and behavioral interventions that affect health outcomes of residents that live in long term settings.

Publications

  • Dys, S., Carder, P.C., & Elliott, S. in press. Online marketing of assisted living communities in Oregon. Seniors Housing and Care Journal.
    Tunalilar, O., Carder, P.C., & Dys, S. in press. Correlates of response to mail questionnaires among assisted living communities in Oregon, 2014‒2016. JAMDA.
  • Carder, P.C., Tunalilar, O., Elliott S., & Dys, S., (2018). Oregon Community-Based Care Survey: Assisted Living, Residential Care, and Memory Care. Portland, OR: Portland State University. Final Report of Study Funded by Oregon Department of Human Services.
  • Carder, P.C., Tunalilar, O., Elliott S., & Dys, S., (2018). Oregon Community-Based Care Survey: Adult Foster Homes. Portland, OR: Portland State University. Final Report of Study Funded by Oregon Department of Human Services.
  • Neal, M.B., Dys, S., Hasworth, S., & King, G. (2017). Selected Small Businesses in Oregon and Their Decisions Concerning Employee Retirement Plans. Portland, OR: Portland State University. Report Funded by AARP Oregon.
  • Carder, P.C., Tunalilar, O., Elliott S., & Dys, S., (2017). Oregon Community-Based Care Survey: Assisted Living, Residential Care, and Memory Care. Portland, OR: Portland State University. Final Report of Study Funded by Oregon Department of Human Services.
  • Carder, P.C., Tunalilar, O., Elliott S., & Dys, S., (2017). Oregon Community-Based Care Survey: Adult Foster Homes. Portland, OR: Portland State University. Final Report of Study Funded by Oregon Department of Human Services.

Conference Posters

  • Dys, S. Carder, P.C., & Elliott, S. (2016). Oregon Community-Based Care Project: Trends in Residential Long-Term Care. Poster presented at: 69th Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 16-20. New Orleans, LA.