Scott R. Beach, PhD


Dr. Scott Beach, interim director of the University center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR), August 31, 2016. 218762

· Interim Director, UCSUR

· Program Director, Survey Research

3343 Forbes Ave
Room 208
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-7785
Fax: 412-624-4810

email      Vitae


Research Interests

Survey methodology, research design, statistics, aging and caregiver stress, elder abuse, technology for aging and disabled populations, coping with victimization.

Selected Publications

  • Beach, S.R., Schulz, R., & Sneed, R. (in press). Associations between social support, social networks and financial exploitation in older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology.
  • 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.PMID: 27593945.
  • 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. PMID: 26035899.  PMCID: PMC5019044.
  • 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. PMID: 25165042. PMCID: PMC4592332.
  • 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 partner’s 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.