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EDUCATION

07/2003-6/2005

HRSA Postdoctoral Clinical/ Research Fellow in Geriatrics

Department of Medicine- Division of Geriatrics; University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Mentor: Patricia Areán, Ph.D.             

Selected coursework in Training in Clinical Research

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics; University of California San  

Francisco, San Francisco, CA

07/2002-06/2003

Clinical Psychology Internship (APA Approved)

Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Mentor: Patricia Areán, Ph.D.

06/1998-05/2002

 

 

 

03/2001

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (APA Approved)

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Dissertation Title: "An explanatory model of racial variations in illness behaviors".

Comprehensive examination passed with commendation

Adviser: Michael Young, Ph.D.

06/1998-12/2000

M.S. in Psychology

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Thesis Title: "A comparison of depressive symptoms in African Americans and Caucasian Americans".

Adviser: Michael Young, Ph.D.

10/1993-07/1996

B.A. (Cum Laude) Behavioral Sciences

Ben-Gurion University, Bee'r Sheva, Israel

Bachelor’s thesis title: " Motherland or home country: a comparative study of quality of life among Jews from the Soviet Union, who immigrated to Israel, Jews in Russia, and Israeli non-immigrants".

Reader: Marianne Amir, Ph.D.

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2015-2019 Global Young Academy

2014-2018

Chair: IS-1402 Ageism: A Multi-National, Interdisciplinary Perspective. COST

2014-2018

Israel Young Academy

7-8/2013

Andrews Fellow- Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques; Visiting Professor- Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan  

9/2010

International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology Junior Investigator Award

5/2009

Merck/ American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award  

3/2008

State of Israel-Ministry of Science Culture and Sports Travel Award to attend the symposium on Science as Diplomacy of Confidence, Berlin, Germany

11/2005

National Institute of Mental Health Award to attend the Critical Research Issues in Latino Mental Health Conference

07/2005

Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Psychiatry/ National Institute of Mental Health

08/2004; 06/2005

Scholarship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Advanced Training Institute in Structural Equation Modeling

01/2004

National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship to attend selected coursework at the Evaluators’ Institute

03/2001

Departmental commendation on outstanding comprehensive examination

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

12/2000; 05/2002

Dean's Honor Award for Academic Achievements

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

11/2000; 11/2001

Departmental Travel Award

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

10/1993-07/1996

An Interdisciplinary Program for Advanced Students

Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel

10/1993-07/1996

Scholarship for Advanced Students

Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel

1993-1995

Dean's Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Students for 1993-1994 and 1994-1995 academic years, Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel

 

 

GRANTS FUNDED

2014-2015 co-PI (with Palgi and Dassa) " mentalization and behavioral problems in older adults. 

2014-2018

Chair: IS-1402 Ageism: A Multi-National, Interdisciplinary Perspective. COST

2014

 

PI (with Lachman & Segel-Karpas) “The effects of retirement on cognitive functioning”.Bronfman Brandeis-Israel Collaborative Research Program. 

2013-2016

PI “A longitudinal perspectives on family relationships in the context of the continuing care retirement community. Israel Science Foundation. 

2011

PI "Plans for the future among family members of continuing care retirement community residents and non-residents." Mishan Diur Mugan. 

2011

PI (with Margalit Goldfracht, Igor Bleichman, Khaled Karkabi)" Examining the role of population group membership in primary care patients' and physicians' attitudes towards pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches for the management of depression and anxiety." The Israel National Institute for Health Policy & Health Services Research  

2011

PI (with Sara Halevi-Levin and Zvi Ben-Itzachak) “Foreign home care workers in acute medical settings: Examining the care of older adults, who receive round the clock foreign home care services, upon their admittance to an acute medical setting.” Israel Ministry of Health.

2010

PI (with Daniel Gotlib, Tami Eliav, Miriam Shipra) “ Home care of older adults with disability.” National Insurance Institute of Israel. 

2010

Co-Investigator (PI-Sharon Shiovitz-Ezra, Israel Doron) “Evaluating ageism in health care professionals.” The Israel National Institute for Health Policy. 

2009

PI-“Violence towards home care workers in Israel” Bar Ilan University, Israel 

2008

Co-Investigator (with Aviv Yaari (PI), Goldfracht Margalit, and Revital Gross)- The treatment of depression and anxiety in primary care: Characteristics of the patient and the physician. Clalit Health Care System

2007

PI- The new caregivers of the 21st Century: “The case of Filipino home care workers” German Israeli Foundation-Young Investigators’ Program

2006

PI-“Foreign home care workers in Israel” Bar Ilan University, Israel 

2006

PI- “Validating depression measures in primary care”, Investigator’s Initiated Award, Lundback International (in collaboration with Prof. Per Bech) 

2002

PI- "An explanatory model of racial variations in illness behaviors". Institute of Psychology Research Grant, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

American Psychological Association

Gerontological Society of America

Israel Gerontological Society

Israel Association for Behavioral Therapist

 

AD HOC REVIEWER

2002- Clinical Psychologist

2004- Clinical Gerontologist

2004; 2013- Psychiatric Services

2005- Mental Health Services Research

2005; 2007- International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine

2005- Cultural Diversity

2005-2009- American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

2006- Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research

2006- Gerontology (Israel)

2006- Journal of Abnormal Psychology

2006/2008-2010, 2012- Quality of Life Research

2007; 2012-Journal of Human Hypertension

2007;2009-2011- International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

2007-2014- American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

2008-2010- Journal of Marriage and Family

2008;2010- Journal of Happiness Studies

2008- Journal of Neuroepidemiology

2008-American Journal of Hypertension

2008- Neuroepidemiology

2008/2010/2013- Aging and Mental Health

2008-2012- International Psychogeriatrics

2008- Chocrane Review

2009- Archives of Internal Medicine

2009- Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

2009- Gerontological Society of America- review of proposals submitted to the annual meeting

2009-2010- The Gerontologist

2009, 2011- British Journal of Social Work

2010-2011- Social Science and Medicine

2010, 2013- Journal of Applied Gerontology

2010- Journal of Family Practice

2010- General Hospital Psychiatry

2010-2011- The Journal of Psychology

2011-Aging Health

2011-Bitachon Sociali (Hebrew)

2011, 2013-2014- Gerontologia (Hebrew)

2011, 2013- Ageing and Society

2011- Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

2011, 2012-Family Practice

2011- BMC Public Health

2011-Brain and Behavior

2011-International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation

2011-BMC Health Services Research

2012- Journal of Human Hypertension

2012-Research on Aging

2012-European Journal of Ageing

2012; 2014-Journal of Aging and Health

2012-Annals of Internal Medicine

2012-Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

2012; 2014-Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

2014-British Journal of Psychiatry

2014-2015-Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

2014-American Journal of Geriatrics Society

2015- British Journal of Psychiatry

2015- Journal of Alzheimer's disease

 

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER/ GUEST EDITOR

2014- Social Security (Bitachon Sociali, Hebrew)

2014- Society and Welfare (Hevra Verevacha, Hebrew)

2010- Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research

2010- Guest editor of a special issue of Gerontologia (Hebrew) on the topic of Ageism (with Haya Koren and Sharon Shiovitz-Ezra) and on the topic of caregiving (with Yaacov Bachner)

 

 GRANT REVIEWER

2002- American Psychological Society Student Caucus Reviewer (APSSC)- Research on Socially and Economically Underrepresented Populations (RISE-UP)- Fourth Annual Research Competition and Symposium 

2004; 2005; 2011- Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant

2005- Israel Science and Technology Center Grant Program

2007- Israel Science Foundation

2008- American Psychological Association- Division 20, Student Award

2010-Chorev Institute

2010-Israel Ministry of Science and Technology

2011- Bi-national Science Foundation

2011- German Israeli Foundation

2012- Romanian National Council for Research and Development. Partnership Program, Joint, Applied Research Projects

2012-Latvian Council of Science Project Evaluation System

2012- Swedish Council for Working life and Social Research (FAS) 

2013- The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research

2014-The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) and the National Initiative Brain & Cognition (NIHC)

2015- Israel Science Foundation

 

SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY

2015- Israel Ministry of Science and Technology grant scheme on elder abuse- committee member.

2014-Israeli Ministry of Pensioner's Affairs & IGDC Project Executive Committee member

2009 Consulting JDC-Israel on the application of short-term therapy with Russian Jews.

2009-2010 Member in a national research group on ageism funded by Van Leer Institute

2009-ongoing Consulting JDC-Israel and the Ministry of Health on the development and implementation of a national program for the prevention of elder suicide to be implemented in primary care and over hot-lines for older adults.

2010-2011 Israel Science Foundation-Committee member

2012-2015- Scientific advisory board of the 45th conference of the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

2013-2014- The chair of the scientific committee of the bi-annual meeting of the Israeli Gerontological Society.

2013- Awards committee member: the annual meeting of elder abuse. Tel Aviv, Israel

2013- Amutat Ale- Pro-bono talks on ageism, loneliness and long term care to older volunteers.

2013-2015- Israeli representative-European Union, COST Action IS1102 Cohesion - Social Services, Welfare State and Places

2013-2015- Israeli representative-European Union, COST Action IS1210 Appearance matters: Tackling the physical and psychosocial consequences of dissatisfaction with appearance

2013-2014- Volunteered to give invited talks in nursing homes and informal social clubs of older adults

פירסומים

Book Chapters

Ayalon, L. & Arean, P.A. (in press). Counseling and support needs of dementia caregivers. In BJ Sadock, VA Sadock, P Ruiz. (Eds.), Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Ninth Edition. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

Ayalon, L. & Koren, C. (2015). Marriage, secondcouplehood, divorce and widowhood in old age. I. P. Lichtenberg, B, Mast & J. Werethel (eds.). APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology. American Psychological Association. pp. 617-644.

Ayalon, L. (2013). The last year of life: First results from the end of life interviews. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-14

Ayalon, L. & Meir, A.* (2013). Predictors of change in cognitive function among older Israelis by population group. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-20

Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J. (2013). Measuring and evaluating ageism. In Israel (Issi) Doron (Ed.). Ageism in Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew)

Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Preventing depression relapse in older adults. In C. S. Richards & M. G. Perri. Relapse Prevention for Depression. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Major depression. In J. Thomas and M. Hersen. Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies. New York: Springer. pp. 637-670.

Ayalon, L. (2010). Foreign home care workers in Israel- The role of human rights organizations. Transnational Carework: Legal Framework, Social Practices, Socio-political Challenges. Part 4 (pp. 77-288).

Ayalon, L., Feliciano, L., Areán, P.A. (2005) Aging changes that affect communication. In K.L. Mauk (Ed.). Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. pp. 87-120.

 

Articles in Periodicals

Ayalon, L., Bodner, E., Avidor, S., Palgi, Y. (in press). Accelerated increase and decrease in subjective age as a function of changes in loneliness and objective social indicators over a four-year period: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. Aging & Mental Health.

Uziel, N.* & Ayalon, L. (in press). Burden and meaning in care among primary caregivers of older adults who receive home care assistance. Gerontology & Geriatrics (in Hebrew)

Schwarts, Y.* & Ayalon, L. (in press). The experiences of older mothers following the return of an adult child home. Journal of Aging Studies.

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (in press). Coping with the obligation dilemma:  Prototypes of social workers in the nursing home. British Journal of Social Work

Ayalon, L. & Roziner, I. (in press). Satisfaction with the relationship from the perspectives of family caregivers, older adults and their home care workers. Aging and Mental Health

Ayalon, L., Halevi-Levin, S., Ben-Yizhak, Z., & Friedman, G.  (in press). Personal home care workers’ role in hospital: a qualitative study. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy

Ayalon, L. (in press). Intergenerational perspectives on autonomy following a transition to a continuing care retirement community. Research on Aging.

Ayalon, L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., Goldfracht, M. (in press). "SSRI is for us not for the patients:" Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness in Primary Care Clinics. Administration and Policy in Mental Health.

Green, O.* & Ayalon, L. (in press). Whom do migrant home care workers contact in the case of work-related abuse? An exploratory study of help-seeking behaviors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Green, O. * & Ayalon, L. (2015) Improving the cooperation rate of older adults and their caregivers with research surveys. Gerontology.

Green, O*. & Ayalon, L. (2015). Whose right is it anyway? Familiarity with workers' rights among older adults, family caregivers and migrant live-in home care workers: implications for policy and practice. Educational Gerontology

Ayalon, L. (in press). A triadic perspective on elder neglect. Ageing and Society.

Ayalon, L. & Green  O.* (2015). A typology of new residents' adjustment to the continuing care retirement community. The Gerontologist.

Ayalon, L. (2014). Perceptions of old age and aging in the continuing care retirement community. International Psychogeriatrics

Ayalon, L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., Goldfracht, M. (2014). Between modern and traditional values: Informal mental health help seeking attitudes according to Israeli Arab women, primary care patients and their providers. International Journal of Social Psychiatry

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2014). A development of a theoretical model to explain the commitment dilemma of the social worker in the nursing home. Society and Welfare, 34(2), 259-279. (Hebrew)

Ayalon, L., Lev, S.*, Rotstein, A. (2014). Who will take care of me? Perceptions and Expectations of Future Long-Term Care Needs among Middle-Aged and Older Israelis. Seniors Housing & Care Journal

Ashkenazi, O.* & Ayalon, L. (2014). The cultural encounter of Filipino home care workers with older home care recipients and their family members in Israel. Megamot [Hebrew]

Ayalon. L. (2014). Reports of Elder Neglect by Older Adults, their Family Caregivers and their Home Care Workers: A Test of Measurement Invariance. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Ayalon, L. (2014). Profiles of loneliness in the caregiving unit. The Gerontologist

Ayalon, L. (2014).“Do foreigners deserve rights?”- revisited: The role of familiarity and satisfaction with foreign home care services. Educational Gerontology

Ayalon, L. (2013). Perceived Age, Gender, and Racial/Ethnic Discrimination in Europe: Results from the European Social Survey. Educational Gerontology

Ayalon, L. & Green, O.* (2013). Live-in vs. live-out home care in Israel: Satisfaction with services and caregivers’ outcomes. The Gerontologist

Ayalon, L. Doron, I., Bodner, E. Inbar, N. (2013). Macro- and micro- level predictors of age categorization: Results from the European Social Survey. European Journal of Ageing

Ayalon, L., Halevi-Levin, S., Ben-Yizhak, Z., Friedman, G. (2013). Family caregiving at the intersection of private care by migrant home care workers and public care by nursing staff. International Psychogeriatrics

Lev, S.*& Ayalon, L. (2015). Running between the raindrops: The obligation dilemma of the social worker in the nursing home. Health and Social Work.

Ayalon, L. (2013). Re-examining ethnic differences in concerns, knowledge, and beliefs about Alzheimer's disease: Results from a national sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Bachner, Y.G., Rourke, O. N., Goldfracht, M., Bech, M., Ayalon, L. (2013). Psychometric properties of responses by clinicians and older adults to a 6-item Hebrew version of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 2.

Ayalon, L. (2013). Feelings towards older vs. younger adults: Results from the European Social Survey. Educational Gerontology, 39(12)

Yechezkel, R.*, & Ayalon, L. (2013). Social workers’ attitudes towards intimate partner violence in younger vs. older women, Journal of Family Violence, 28, 381-391.

Ayalon, L. Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Palgi, Y* (2013). Associations of loneliness in older married men and women. Aging & Mental Health, 17, 33-39.

Ayalon, L. & Green, V. (2013). Social ties in the context of the continuing care retirement community. Qualitative Health Research. 23, 396-406.

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2012). Factors associated with the type of psychotropic medications purchased for common mental disorders in the largest managed care organization in Israel. International Journal of Psychiatry and Medicine, 44, 91-102

Ayalon, L. & Green, V. (2012) Grief in the initial adjustment process to the continuing care retirement community. Journal of Aging Studies, 26, 394-400.

Green, V., Ayalon, L. (2012). Intergenerational communication in the continuing care retirement community. Gerontologia, 39, 31-56  (Hebrew)

Ayalon, L., Bachner, Y., Dwolatzky, T., Heinik, J. (2012). Preferences for life sustaining treatment: Concordance between older adults with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their spouses. International Psychogeriatrics,24,1798-1804

Ayalon, L. (2012). Suicidal and depressive symptoms in Filipino home care workers in Israel. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 27(1), 51-63.

Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Palgi, Y.* (2012). No place like home? Potential pathways to loneliness in older adults under the care of a foreign home care worker. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 146(1-2), 189-200. 

Palgi, Y*., Shrira, A., Ben Ezra, M., Shiovitz-Ezra, S, Ayalon, L. (2012). Self- and Other-Oriented Potential Lifetime Traumatic Events as Predictors of Loneliness in the Second Half of Life. Aging and Mental Health, 16(4), 423-430.

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2011). Patients' and physicians' characteristics associated with the purchase of benzodiazepines by older primary care patients in Israel. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Shiovitz-Ezra, S. & Ayalon, L. (2011). Use of direct versus indirect approaches to measure loneliness in later life. Research on Aging

Peleg, M.,* & Ayalon, L. (in press). From caregiving to shoulder caregiving: An empowerment program for Nepalese home care workers. Megamot (Hebrew)

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2011).Disparities in antidepressant adherence in primary care: Report from Israel. American Journal of Managed Care, 17(9), 340-347.

Ayalon, L. (2011). The IQCODE vs. a single-item informant measure to discriminate between cognitively intact individuals and individuals with dementia or cognitive impairment. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 24(3), 168-173

Ayalon, L. & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2011). The relationship between loneliness and passive death wishes in the second half of life. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-9

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2011). Characteristics associated with purchasing antidepressant or antianxiety medications through primary care in Israel. Psychiatric Services, 62, 1041-1046.  

Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ben-Arush, A., Doron, I., Ayalon, L., Golander. H., Alon, S., & Leibovitz, A. (2011). A review of indirect measures of ageism through the use of case vignettes with health professions. Gerontologia, 2-3 (in Hebrew)  

Doron, I., Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Bodner, E., Inbar, N., Koren, C., Golander, H., Hazan, H., Carmel, S., Alon, S., Brodsky, J., Goldberg, A. (2011). Initial findings from the European Society Survey (ESS). Gerontologia, 2-3, (in Hebrew)  

Ayalon, L. & Gum, A. (2011). The relationships between major lifetime discrimination, everyday discrimination and mental health in three racial and ethnic groups of older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 15(5), 587-594  

Bachner, Y.G., O'Rourke, N., Ayalon, L., Bernard, M. (2011). Comparison of caregiver responses to English and Hebrew language versions of an abridged Zarit Burden Interview. Aging and Mental Health, 15(3), 370-375

Ayalon, L. (2011). Abuse is in the eyes of the beholder: using multiple perspectives to evaluate elder mistreatment under round-the-clock foreign home carers in Israel. Ageing & Society, 31, 499-520.  

Ayalon, L. (2011). Examining satisfaction with live-in foreign home care in Israel from the perspectives of care recipients, their family members, and their foreign home care workers. Aging and Mental Health, 15(3), 376-384.  

Ayalon, L. (2011). The prevalence and predictors of passive death wishes in Europe: A two year follow-up of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26 (9), 923-929.  

Ayalon, L. & Kalimantis-King, B. (2010). Trading years for perfect health: results from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 22, 1184-1197.

Ayalon, L., & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2010). The experience of loneliness among live-in Filipino home care workers in Israel: Implications for social workers. British Journal of Social Work

Ayalon, L. (2010). Intention to leave the job among live-in foreign home care workers in Israel. Home Care Services Quarterly, 29, 22-36

Ayalon, L., & Baum, N. (2010). Social workers in home care: The Israeli case. Educational Gerontology, 36(10-11), 858-871.

Bachner, Y.G., & Ayalon, L. (2010). initial examination of the psychometric properties of the short hebrew version of the Zarit Burden Interview. Aging and Mental Health, 14, 725-730.

Ayalon, L., Fialová, D., Areán, P.A., Onder, G. (2010). Challenges associated with the recognition and treatment of depression in older recipients of home care services. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 514-522.

Ayalon, L. (2010). The perspectives of older care recipients, their family members, and their round the clock foreign home care workers regarding elder mistreatment. Aging and Mental Health, 14, 411-415.

Mackin, S.R., Ayalon, L., Feliciano, L., Arean, P.A. (2010). The sensitivity and specificity of cognitive screening instruments to detect cognitive impairment in older adults with severe psychiatric illness.  Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 23, 94-99.

Ayalon, L. (2009). Reports of neuropsychiatric symptoms of older care recipients by their family members and their foreign home care workers: Results from triadic data. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 23, 115-122

Ayalon, L., Heinik, J., Litwin, H. (2010). Population group differences in cognitive functioning. Research on Aging, 32, 304-322.

Heinik, I., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Self-estimation of perception time versus actual performance time in older adults with suspected mild cognitive impairment: A clinical perspective. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 291-296.

Shiovitz-Ezra, R., Ayalon, L. (2010). Situational versus chronic loneliness as risk factors for all cause mortality. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 455-462.

Ayalon, L., Covinsky, K. (2009). Spouse-Rated vs. Self-rate Health as Predictors of Mortality. Archives of Internal Medicine, 169, 2156-2161.

Ayalon, L., Goldfracht, M., Bech, P. (2010) “Do you think you suffer from depression?” Reevaluating the use of a single item question for the screening of depression in primary care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25, 497-502.

Ayalon, L. (2009). Fears and fears come true: The experience of older care recipients and their family members of foreign home care workers. International Psychogeriatrics.21, 779-786. Also available in Hebrew in Gerontologia

Ayalon, L. (2009). Family and family-like interactions in households with round-the-clock paid foreign carers in Israel. Aging and Society, 29, 1-16.

Ayalon, L. (2009). Beliefs and practices regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among Filipino home care workers in Israel. Aging and Mental Health, 13, 456-462

Ayalon, L. & Litwin, H. (2009). What cognitive functions are associated with passive suicidal ideation? Findings from a national sample of community dwelling Israelis. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(5), 472-478.

Ayalon, L. (2009). Evaluating the working conditions and exposure to abuse of Filipino home care workers in Israel: Characteristics and clinical correlates. International Psychogeriatrics, 21, 40-49

Ayalon, L. (2009). Willingness to participate in Alzheimer's disease research and attitudes towards proxy informed consent: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17, 65-74

Ayalon, L., Bornfeld, H., Gum, A.M. & Areán, P.A. (2009). The use of problem-solving therapy and restraint free environment for the management of depression and agitation in long-term care. Clinical Gerontologist, 32, 77-90

Lee, H., Mericle, A., Ayalon, L., Arean, P. (2009). Harm reduction among at-risk elderly drinkers: A site-specific analysis from the multi-site Primary Care Research in Substance Abuse and Mental Health for Elderly (PRISM-E) Study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 54-60

Ayalon, L., Arean, P., Bornfeld, H., Beard, R. (2009). Long term care staff beliefs about evidence based practices for the management of dementia and agitation. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 118-124.

Arean, P., Ayalon, L., Jin, C., Linkins, K., Chen, H., McDonnell-Herr, B., Levkoff, S., Estes, C., (2008) Integrated specialty mental health care among older minorities improves access but not outcomes: Results from the PRISMe study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 1086-1092.

Ayalon, L., Kaniel*, M., & Rosenberg*, L. (2008). Social workers’ perspectives on care arrangements between vulnerable elders and foreign home care workers:  Lessons from Israeli/Filipino caregiving arrangements. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 27, 121-142.

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., Porath, A., Heymann, A., & Porter, B. (2008). Determinants of quality of life in primary care patients with diabetes: Implications for social workers. Health and Social Work, 33, 229-236

Gum, A. M., Ayalon, L., Greenberg, J. M., Palko, B., Ruffo, E., & Areán, P. A. (2010). Preferences for professional assistance for distress in a diverse sample of older adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 33, 136

Ayalon, L. (2008). Volunteering as a predictor of all cause mortality: What aspects of volunteering really matter? International Psychogeriatrics, 20, 1000-1013.

Ayalon, L. (2008). Subjective cognitive functioning as a predictor of all cause mortality in an Israeli national sample of community dwelling older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 830-836.

Ayalon, L. (2008). Cognitive functioning of older Israelis 50 years and older. Bitachon Sociali, 76, 225-245 (Hebrew)

Ayalon, L. (2007). The potential role of dependency in the weaning process: The case of a 57-year old woman connected to a mechanical ventilator. Clinical Case Studies, 6, 459-467

Ayalon, L., & Young, M.A. (2007). Using the SCL-90 to assess distress in African Americans and Caucasian Americans. Journal of Black Studies.

Ayalon, L., & Covinsky, K. (2007). Late life mortality in older Jews exposed to the Nazi regime. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 55, 1380-1386.

Ayalon, L., Mackin, S., Arean, P.A., Chen, H., McDonel Herr, E.C. (2007).The role of cognitive functioning and distress in suicidal ideation in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics  Society, 55, 1090-1094.

Huyck, M.H., Ayalon, L., Yoder, J. (2007). Using mixed-methods to evaluate the use of a caregiver strain measure to assess outcomes of a caregiver support program for caregivers of older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22, 160-165.

Ayalon, L., Areán, P.A., Linkins, K., Lynch, M., Estes, C.L. (2007). Integration of mental health services into primary care overcomes ethnic disparities in access to mental health services between Black and White elderly.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15, 906-912.

Ayalon, L. (2008). Subjective socioeconomic status as a predictor of long-term care staff burnout and positive caregiving experiences. International Psychogeriatrics, 17, 521-537.

Ayalon, L., Perry C.*, Areán, P.A., Horowitz, M. J. (2007). Making sense of the past - Perspectives on resilience among holocaust survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma. 12(3), 281-294.

Ayalon, L., Arean, P.A., Bornfeld, H. (2008). Correlates of knowledge and beliefs about depression among long-term care staff. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 356-363.

Ayalon, L., & Alvidrez, J. (2007). The experience of Black consumers in the mental health system – identifying barriers to and facilitators of mental health treatment using the consumers' perspectives. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28, 1323-1340.

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., Porath, A., Heymann, A., & Porter, B. (2006) Correlates of quality of life in primary care patients with hypertension. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 36, 483-497.

Ayalon, L., Gum, A. Feliciano, L., & Areán, P.A. (2006). Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions for the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia: A systematic review. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166, 2182-2188.

Areán, P.A., Ayalon, L. (2005) Assessment and treatment of depressed older adults in primary care. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 12(3), 321-335.

Ayalon, L. (2005). Challenges associated with the study of resilience to trauma in Holocaust survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 10(4), 347-358.

Ayalon, L. & Young, M. (2005). Racial group differences in help seeking behaviors. Journal of Social Psychology, 145, 391-403

Ayalon, L., Areán, P.A., & Alvidrez, J. (2005) Adherence to antidepressant medications in Black and Latino elderly. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 13, 572-580

Areán, P.A., Ayalon, L., Hunkeler, E., Lin, E., Tang, L., Harpole, L., Hendrie, H., Williams, J.W, Jr., Unutzer, J. (2005) Improving depression care for older, minority patients treated in primary care: Results from the IMPACT study. Medical Care, 43, 381-390

Ayalon, L. & Huyck, M. H. (2004). Cultural variants of caregiving. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 11, 131-138

Ayalon, L. & Areán, P.A. (2004). Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in four ethnic groups of older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 51-57.

Ayalon, L. & Young, M. A. (2003). A comparison of depressive symptoms in African Americans and Caucasian Americans. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 34, 111-1.

Ayalon, L. (2003). Providing care in the end of life- Ethical and therapeutic considerations. Clinical Case Studies, 2, 107-126.

Ayalon, L. & Huyck, M. H. (2001). Latino caregiving to patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Clinical Gerontologist, 24, 93-106.                                                                              

Amir, M., Ayalon, L., Varshavsky, S., & Bulygina, N. (1999). Motherland or home country: a comparative study of quality of life among Jews from the former Soviet Union, who immigrated to Israel, Jews in Russia, and Israeli nonimmigrants. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 30, 712-721

 

* Work conducted with students

 

INVITED COMMENTARIES/EDITORIALS

Alvidrez, J. & Ayalon, L. (2003). Commentary on “Running a community clinical trial: lessons from the CAMELOT project”. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 10, 447. In International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 10, 443-446.

Ayalon, L. (2008). Depression recognition and treatment in long-term care: Future Directions. Expert Review in Neuropsychopharmacology, 8, 1005-1007

 

PRESENTATIONS

Ayalon, L. (April, 2015). Ageism from a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary perspective. Symposium organized as part of the IAGG-ER meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

Ayalon, L. & Green, O.*(April, 2015). A typology of new residents' adjustment to the continuing care retirement community. Poster presented as part of the IAGG-ER meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

Ayalon, L. & Roziner, I. (April, 2015). A social relations model of satisfaction with the relationship within the home care setting. Poster presented as part of the IAGG-ER meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

Dolberg, P.*, Goldfracht, M., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleisher, S., & Ayalon., L. (February, 2015). Barriers to mental health treatment among older adults from the former Soviet Union. Paper presented during the annual meeting of the Israel Sociological Association, Kinneret, Israel.

Goldfracht, M., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleisher, S., & Ayalon., L. (March, 2015). Barriers to the treatment of mental illness from the perspective of primary care physicians. Paper presented during the annual Family Medicine Conference. Haifa, Israel.

 

Ayalon., L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleisher, S., & Goldfracht, M. (2015). Between modern and traditional values. Paper presented during the annual Family Medicine Conference on Behalf of Shabtai Ben Meir.

Green, O. * & Ayalon, L. (October, 2014). "To report or not to report - that is the question": Exploring the reporting behavior of abused and exploited migrant care workers. Canadian Gerontological Association, Toronto, CA

Green, O. * & Ayalon, L. (October, 2014). Familiarity with workers' rights among migrant home care workers, older adults and family member. Canadian Gerontological Association, Toronto, CA

Lev, S* & Ayalon, L. (January, 2014). The obligation dilemma in long term care: A theoretical model. To be presented at the annual meeting of Israeli Gerontological Society Tel Aviv, Israel.

Cohen* & Ayalon, L. (January, 2014). Attitudes of older widows towards second marriage. To be presented at the annual meeting of Israeli Gerontological Society Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ashkenazi, O* & Ayalon, L. (January, 2014). The cross-cultural interaction of Filipino home care workers and their employers. To be presented at the annual meeting of social workers in Health. Jerusalem, Israel.

Green, O.* & Ayalon, L. (October, 2013).Improving the participation rate of older adults and their caregivers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Halifax, Canada.

Green, O.* & Ayalon, L. (October, 2013).Deprived and invisible”: Comparing the working condition of migrant live-in care workers and local live-out care workers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Halifax, Canada.

Ayalon, L. (June, 2013). Between private and public care. Paper presented as part of the COST meeting Cohesion - Social Services, Welfare State and Places, Reykjavik, Iceland

Green, O.* & Ayalon, L. (May, 2013). "Nothing to do, no one to tell?" Exploitation and abuse of migrant-worker women in Israel and their willingness to report it formally and informally, Paper presented as part of the Global Discourse in Women's and Gender Studies, Middle Tennessee state university, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

Ayalon, L. (Nov., 2012). Predictors of successful aging in three population groups of Israelis. Paper to be presented as part of a symposium on SHARE Israel organized by Prof. Litwin, the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Ayalon, L. (Nov., 2012). Perceived discrimination in Europe: Results from the European Social Study. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Ayalon, L. (Nov., 2012). Feelings towards older vs. younger adults in Europe . Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Ayalon, L. (Nov., 2012). ethnic differences in concerns, knowledge, and beliefs about Alzheimer's disease: Results from a National Sample. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Ayalon, L. (Nov., 2012). Continuing care retirement communities: American and Israeli attitudes and residence satisfaction. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Ayalon, L. (June, 2012). Ageism and modernization. Paper presented as part of the RAND dataset workshop. Oxford, United Kingdom

Ayalon, L. & Green, V. (March, 2012). Grief in the context of the continuing care retirement community. Paper presented as part of the biannual meeting of the Israeli Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ayalon, L. & Rotstein, A. (March, 2012). Attitudes towards continuing care retirement communities. Paper presented as part of the biannual meeting of the Israeli Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel

Green, V. & Ayalon, L. (March, 2012). Intergenerational discussion about the transition to the continuing care retirement community. Paper presented as part of the biannual meeting of the Israeli Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (March, 2012). The moral dilemmas of social workers in long term care settings. Paper presented as part of the biannual meeting of the Israeli Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ayalon, L. (March, 2012). The role of burden in reports of neuropsychiatric symptoms by formal and informal caregivers. Paper presented as part of the biannual meeting of the Israeli Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ayalon, L. (March, 2012). The prevalence and predictors of suicidal ideation in Europe: Results from the Survey of Health Aging and Retirement in Europe. Paper presented as part of the biannual meeting of the Israeli Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ayalon, L. & Green, V. (March, 2012). Social ties in the context of the continuing care retirement community. Poster presented as part of the annual meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Washington, D.C.

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2012). Patients' and physicians' characteristics associated with the purchase of benzodiazepines by older primary care patients in Israel. Poster presented as part of the annual meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Washington, D.C.

Ayalon, L., & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (November, 2011). The relationship between loneliness and passive death wishes in the second half of life. Poster presented as part of the annual meeting of the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Ayalon, L. (September, 2010). The prevalence and predictors of passive death wishes in Europe. Paper and poster presented as part of the annual meeting of the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology. Athens, Greece.

Ayalon, L. (June, 2010). Fears come true. The experiences of older care recipients, their family members, and their foreign home care workers. Paper presented as part of the annual meeting of the Israeli Social Work Association. Tel Aviv, Israel

Bachner, G. Y., & Ayalon, L. (February, 2010). Initial Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Short Hebrew Version of the Zarit Burden Interview. Paper presented as part of the annual meeting of the Israeli Geronotological Society. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Kaniel, M.,* & Ayalon, L (February, 2010). Examining gender differences among foreign home care workers. Paper presented as part of the annual meeting of the Israeli Geronotological Society. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shiovitz-Ezra, S. & Ayalon, L (February, 2010). Loneliness in foreign home care workers. Paper presented as part of the annual meeting of the Israeli Geronotological Society. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ayalon, L (February, 2010). Satisfaction with foreign home care services: Results from triadic data. Paper presented as part of the annual meeting of the Israeli Geronotological Society. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ayalon, L., Gum, A., Rotstein. (February, 2010). Characteristics and attitudes of residents of continuing care retirement communities. Poster presented as part of the annual meeting of the Israeli Geronotological Society. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ayalon, L. (Nov., 2009). The many roles of foreign home care workers under the live-in home care system in Israel. Paper presented as part of a symposium on the roles of home care workers organized by Anne Martin-Matthews as part of the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Atlanta, Georgia.

Ayalon, L. (June, 2009). Family and family-like interactions in households with round the clock foreign home carers in Israel. Talk presented as part of the conference on Diasporic Encounters, Sacred Journeys: Gendered Migrants, Sociality and the Religious Imagination. Keele, England.

Ayalon, L. (July, 2009). Home care to older adults: Challenges and promise. Symposium presented at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Paris, France.

Ayalon, L. (July, 2009). Fears and fears come true: The experience of older care recipients and their family members of foreign home care workers. Paper presented at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Paris, France.

Ayalon, L. (May, 2009). Using structural equation modeling to examine the relationship between problem behaviors and caregivers’ well being: Results from triadic data. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. Chicago, IL.

Mackin, S., Savla, G*., Gillung, E*., Ayalon, L., McKay, E*., Arean, P. (February, 2009). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, Georgia

Ayalon, L. (November, 2008). Willingness to participate in Alzheimer’s research and attitudes towards proxy informed consent. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. National Harbor, Maryland.

Ayalon, L. (November, 2008). Dementia knowledge and practice of foreign home care workers in Israel. Paper presented as part of a symposium on Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia: Translating knowledge into practice organized by Kimberly Curyto, Ph.D. at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. National Harbor, Maryland.

Ayalon, L., & Itzhaki, H. (March, 2008). The moderating role of health status and trauma in determining sense of well being immediately after the war. Poster presented as part of the annual meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Orlando, FL.

Ayalon, L. (March, 2008). Subjective cognitive functioning as a predictor of all cause mortality. Poster presented as part of the annual meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Orlando, FL.

Ayalon, L. (March, 2008). Volunteering as a predictor of all cause mortality: What aspects of volunteering really matter? Poster presented as part of the annual meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Orlando, FL. Also presented as a poster at the bi-annual meeting of Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ayalon, L. (February, 2008). Using a mixed-methods approach to evaluate the working conditions of foreign home care workers in Israel. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ayalon, L. (February, 2008). Cognitive functioning of older Israeli. Presented as part of a symposium of first results of SHARE-Israel at the bi-annual meeting of Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ayalon, L. (Nov. 2007). No place like home? Challenges associated with foreign home care work in Israel.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA

Ayalon, L., Arean, PA., Bornfeld, H. (2007). Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about depression among long-term care staff. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA

Ayalon, L. (March, 2007). Knowledge about evidence based practices among long-term care staff. Paper presented as part of a symposium on the Senior Behavioral Mental Health Services, organized by Arean, P.A.  at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA

Ayalon, L., & Covinsky, K. (March, 2007). Long term mortality in Jewish survivors of the Nazi regime. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. New Orleans

Gum, A., McDougal, S.,* & Ayalon, L. (March, 2007). Utilization and preferences for psychotherapy modalities in racial and ethnic minority older adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. New Orleans

Ayalon, L. (March, 2007). Improving the knowledge and clinical practices of long-term care staff. Paper to be presented as part of a symposium on Innovations in Behavioral Interventions for Agitation Management in Assisted Living chaired by Arean, P. at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. New Orleans

Ayalon, L., Kaniel, M.*, Rosenberg, L.* (June, 2006). The development of an acculturation measure of Filipino home care workers in Israel. Paper presented at the second Qualitative Methods Research Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Kaniel, M.*, Ayalon, L., Rosenberg, L.* (June, 2006). Gender roles and their impact on Filipino home care workers in Israel. Poster presented at the second Qualitative Methods Research Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Rosenberg, L.* Ayalon, L., Kaniel, M.* (June, 2006). Intergentational solidarity in the face of foreign home care workers. Paper presented at the second Qualitative Methods Research Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Bornfeld, H.L., Areán, P.A., Linkins, K., Beard, R., Ayalon, L. (May, 2006). Senior Behavioral Health Services Project: Improving implementation of evidence-based treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia through staff training and consultation in residential care facilities for the elderly. Poster presented at the Bay Area Health Care Quality & Outcomes Research Conference. San Francisco, CA

Ayalon, L., & Areán, P.A. (March, 2006) Integration of Mental Health Services into Primary Care Overcomes Ethnic Disparities in Access to Mental Health Services between Black and White Elderly. Poster presented at the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ayalon, L., Mackin, S. & Areán, P.A. (March, 2006) Cognitive functioning predicts thoughts of hurting one self and thoughts of death. Poster presented at the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ayalon, L., Alvidrez, A., Areán, P.A. (November, 2005). Beliefs about mental illness predict mental health service use in a sample of ethnic minority elderly. Poster presented at the Latino Mental Health Conference. Princeton, New Jersey, NY.

Ayalon, L., Gum, A., Areán, P.A. (November, 2005). “In the absence of a magic pill”: the evidence for behavioral interventions for the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in demented elderly. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana

Huyck, M.H., Ayalon, L., Yoder, J. (July, 2005). Evaluating the impact of the SeniorCare program. Paper presented at the International Congress of Gerontology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gum, A., Ayalon, L., Greenberg, M.*, Palko, B.*, Areán, P.A. (November, 2004). Development of a measure of utilization and preferences for mental health services for ethnic minorities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington D.C.

Ayalon, L, Perri, C.*, Horowitz, M, Areán, P.A. (November, 2004). “How come I survived?”” Learning about resilience from testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington D.C.

Amber, G., Ayalon, L., Palko, B.*, Greenberg, J.M.*, Ruffo, E.*, & Areán, P.A. (June, 2004). Older adults’ utilization and preferences for mental health services. Poster presented at the National Research Services Award (NRSA) Trainees Research Conference, San Diego, California

Wyman, M., Ayalon, L., Gum, A., & Areán, P.A. (April, 2004). Mental health research and treatment issues with minority older adults. Lecture/mini workshop presented at the joint conference of the National Council on Aging/ American Society on Aging, San Francisco, California.

Huyck, M., Ayalon, L., Rowland, S. & Yoder, J (November, 2003). Evaluating impact of caregiving support programs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, California

Ayalon, L., & Areán, P.A. (November, 2003). Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease in Four Ethnic Groups of Older Adults. Talk presented as part of a symposium “ Ethnic differences in knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and their implications for educational and treatment interventions” by L. Ayalon, P.A. Areán (D. Gallagher-Thompson as a discussant) at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, California

Ayalon, L., Areán, P.A., & Alvidrez, J. (November, 2003). The role of perceived stigma and patient-physician relationship in compliance with antidepressant medications among older adults. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, California

Areán, P.A., Ayalon, L., Alvidrez, J. (August, 2003). Consumer-based research methods for recruiting and retaining ethnic minorities into mental health research. Talk presented as part of a symposium “Enhancing Research Participation for Ethnic Minority Elders: An American Problem with International Implications “, by W.E. Faison at the International Psychogeriatrics Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Ayalon, L. & Young, M.A. (May, 2003). Understanding Racial Group Differences in Service Use. Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, California.

Ayalon, L. & Young, M.A. (January, 2003). Alexithymia- A personality style or a socio-cultural variant? Poster presented at the Second Multi-Cultural Summit, Hollywood, California.

Ayalon, L. & Young, M. A. (November, 2002). Locus of control as a mediator of racial variations in symptom expression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, Nevada.

Ayalon, L. & Huyck, M.H. (November, 2002). Cultural variants of caregiving or the culture of caregiver. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts

Ayalon, L. & Young, M.A. (September, 2002). Examining racial Group differences in symptom report. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, San Francisco, California. 

Huyck, M. H., Yoder, J., Lopez, G., & Ayalon, L. (April, 2002). Developing effective urban caregiving support programs. Lecture/mini workshop presented at the joint conference of the National Council on Aging/ American Society on Aging, Denver, Colorado.

Huyck, M.H., Rich, A., Rybal, T., Yoder, J., & Ayalon, L (December, 2001). Marketing effective caregiving support programs: from the novice to the professional. Session presented at the Governor's Conference on Aging and Human Services, Chicago, Illinois

Ayalon, L., Huyck, M. H, Lopez, G., & Yoder, J. (November, 2001). Providing informal care to an elderly family member- the Latino perspective. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Chicago, Illinois

Ayalon, L. & Young, M. A. (November, 2001). Somatic versus psychological expressions of depression- Can they be differentiated? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Madison, Wisconsin.

Ayalon, L. &  Young, M. A. (November, 2000). A comparison of depressive symptoms in African Americans and Caucasian Americans. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Boulder, Colorado.

* Work conducted with students

 

INVITED TALKS

6/2015- Preliminary findings from a meta-analysis and systematic review of elder abuse interventions. The National Elder Abuse Day, Ramat Gan, Israel

11/2014- Migrant home care workers in Israel: Challenges and advantages. Emda, Haifa, Israel

5/2014-The intersection of home care and hospital care. Israel Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel

4/2014- Ageism in the health care system. Haifa University, Haifa, Israel

3/2014- Ageism. Tirat Rishonim (nursing home), Rishon Lezion, Israel

11/2013- The measurement of ageism. A meeting to honor the new book on ageism in Israeli society. Tel Aviv University, Israel

4-5/2013- Program evaluation. National Insurance Institute of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

3/2013- Functionally disabled older adults-An exploration of the options of care. Psychogeriatric Unit, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv University, Israel

3/2013- Home care workers in the hospital unit. Paper presented at the Multi-disciplinary conference on aging. Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

2/2013- Home care to older adults- What are the options. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Network for Social Policy Analysis. Jerusalem, Israel.

11/2012- Older adults accompanied by their live-in migrant home care workers during hospitalization. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Geriatrics Conference. Tel Aviv, Israel

10/2012- Cognitive changes in older Israelis. Presented as part of the SHARE workshop. The Hebrew University, Israel

9/2012- Evidence based practice. National Insurance Institute of Israel (to be presented)

6/2012- Violence behind closed doors. Opening talk of the elder abuse day, Tel Aviv, Israel

3/2012- Innovation in social gerontology. The opening talk of the biannual meeting of the Israeli Gerontrological Society.

4/2012- Between formal and informal care. The Cathedra for Gerontologists. Tel Aviv University, Israel

2/2012- Ageism: From theory to practice. The annual conference of Israeli speech therapist. Tel Aviv, Israel

11/2011- Foreign home care workers in Israel. Sheba Tel Hashomer, Israel

9/2011-Loneliness in old adults. Eshel, Israel

6/2011- The intersection of formal and informal caregiving to older adults with disability. Ben Gurion University, Israel

2010-ongoing  Workshops and lectures concerning suicide prevention in older adults given in a variety of settings including Eran (hotline), mental health social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists as part of the national program for the prevention of suicide.

10/2010 Suicide in older adults-Results from the Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe. Hebrew University. 

10/2009 Social and Legal Responses to Elder Abuse. The Jewish Federation-Tel Aviv-Los Angeles. Abuse and neglect in older adults who receive round the clock home care services. Tel Aviv, Israel

9/2009 Hebrew University, Advancing the Knowledge Concerning Older Adults- Suicide prevention in older adults. Talk presented to the Israel Ministry of Welfare. Jerusalem, Israel

5/2009 Hebrew University, School of Social Work-Celebrating 50 years to the school of social work- Examining elder abuse and neglect under the live-in foreign home care system. Jerusalem, Israel

5/2009 Hebrew University, School of Social Work- SHARE ISRAEL. The role of cognitive functioning as a predictor of suicidal ideation in older adults.

12/2008 Bar Ilan University, Departmental Colloquium- The new caregivers of the 21st century. Ramat Gan, Israel

11/2008 Alzheimer’s Center Research Day- Ethical Issues involving the enrolment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease into research. Tel Hashomer, Israel

11/2007 Israel-SHARE first results' conference- Cognitive functioning in older adults 50 years and older. Jerusalem, Israel

4/2007 International Psychogeriatric Association Satellite Conference- Filipino home care workers in Israel- The new caregivers of the 21st century. Haifa, Israel

5/2006 Continuing education at Bar Ilan University. An introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy. Talk given to field supervisors

4/2006 The Israeli Psychogeritatric Nursing Association-An interdisciplinary panel on nursing in long-term care. Talk given to pscychogeriatric nurses

10/2006 University of California, San Francisco- Developing your research in the community- How to conduct community based research. Talk given to NIH postdoctoral students

12/2005 Lev Zahav- Potential conflicts between family caregivers and formal caregivers. Talk given to paraprofessional workers

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