Publications – Scott Beach, PhD



1. Schulz, R., Wahl, H., Matthews, J.T., De Vito Dabbs, A., Beach, S.R., & Czaja, S.J. (in press). Advancing the aging and technology agenda in gerontology. The Gerontologist. PMID: 25165042. doi:10.1093/geront/gnu071

2. Glynn, N.W., Santanasto, A.J., Simonsick, E.M., Boudreau, R.M., Beach, S.R., Schulz, R., & Newman, A.B. (in press). The Pittsburgh Fatigability Scale for older adults: Development and validation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

3. Abdel-Kader, K., Jhamb, M., Mandich, L.A., Yabes, J., Keene, R., Beach, S., Buysse, D., & Unruh, M. (2014). Ecological momentary assessment of fatigue, sleepiness, and exhaustion in ESKD. BMC Nephrology, 15: 29.

4. 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.

5. Schulz, R., Beach, S.R., Matthews, J.T., Courtney, K., Devito Dabbs, A., Person Mecca, L., & Sankey, S. (2014). Willingness to Pay for Quality of Life Technologies to Enhance Independent Functioning Among Baby Boomers and the Elderly. The Gerontologist, 54, 363-374.

6. Kriesky, J., Goldstein, B.D., Zell, K., & Beach, S. (2013). Differing opinions about natural gas drilling in two adjacent counties with different levels of drilling activity. Energy Policy, 58, 228-236.

7. Castle, N., & Beach, S. (2013). Elder abuse in assisted living. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32, 248-267.

8. Courtney, K.L., Jiang, Y., Beach, S.R., Matthews, J.T., & Schulz, R. (2013). Clinician variations in data trust and use. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 183, 189-194.

9. Monk, T.H., Buysse, D.J., Billy, B.D., Fletcher, M.E., Kennedy, K.S., Begley, A.E., Schlarb, J.E., & Beach, S.R. (2013). Shiftworkers report worse sleep than day workers, even in retirement. Journal of Sleep Research, 22, 201-208.

10. Schulz, R., Cook, T.B., Beach, S.R., Lingler, J.H., Martire, L.M., Monin, J.K., & Czaja, S.J. (2013). Magnitude and causes of bias among family caregivers rating Alzheimer’s Disease patients. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(1), 14-25. PMID: 22237250. PMCID: PMC3330137.

11. Cooper, R.A., Grindle, G.G., Vazquesz, J.J., Xu, J., Wang, H., Candiotti, B., Salatin, E., Houston, A., Kelleher, A., Cooper, R., Teodorski, E., & Beach, S. (2012). Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance – Design, Development, and Initial testing. Proceedings of the IEEE, 100, 2505-2511.

12. Schulz, R., Beach, S.R., Cook, T.B., Martire, L.M., Tomlinson, J.M., & Monin, J.K. (2012). Predictors and consequences of perceived lack of choice in becoming an informal caregiver. Journal of Aging and Mental Health, 16, 712-721.6

13. Schulz, R., Beach, S., Matthews, J.T., Courtney, K., & De Vito Dabbs, A.J. (2012). Designing and Evaluating Quality of Life Technologies: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Proceedings of the IEEE, 100, 2397-2409.

14. Monk, T.H., Buysse, D.J., Billy, B.D., Fletcher, M.E., Kennedy, K.S., Schlarb, J.E., & Beach, S.R. (2011). Circadian Type and Bed-Timing Regularity in 654 Retired Seniors: Correlations with Subjective Sleep Measures. Sleep, 34, 235-239.

15. Barkin, J.L., Wisner, K.L., Bromberger, J.T., Beach, S.R., Terry, M., & Wisniewski, S.R. (2010). Development of the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning. Journal of Women’s Health, 19, 2239-2246.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. Journal of Official Statistics, 26, 481-506.Brown, C., Conner, K.O., Carr Copeland, V., Grote, N., Beach, S., Battista, D., & Reynolds, C.F. (2010). Depression stigma, race, and treatment seeking behavior and attitudes. Journal of Community Psychology, 38, 350-368.

19. Matthews, J.T., Beach, S.R., Downs, J., Bruine de Bruin, W., Person-Mecca, L., & Schulz, R. (2010). Preferences and concerns for quality of life technology among older adults and persons with disabilities; National Survey results. Technology and Disability, 22, 5-15.

20. Schulz, R., Monin, J.K., Czaja, S.J., Lingler, J., Beach, S.R., Martire, L.M., Dodds, A., Hebert, R., Zdaniuk, B., Cook, T.B. (2010). Measuring the experience and perception of suffering. The Gerontologist, 50, 774-784.

21. Beach, S.R., Schulz, R., Downs, J., Matthews, J., Barron, B., & Seelman, K. (2009). Disability, age, and informational privacy attitudes in quality of life technology applications: Results from a national web survey. Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), Special Issue on Aging and Information Technologies, 2(1), Article 5.

22. Schulz, R., Beach, S.R., Hebert, R.S., Martire, L., Monin, J.K., Tomkins, 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, 246-254.

23. Schulz, R., McGinnis, K.A., Zhang, S., Martire, L.M., Hebert, R.S., Beach, S.R., Zdaniuk, B, et al. (2008). Dementia patient suffering and caregiver depression. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 22, 170-176.

24. Schulz, R., Hebert, R.S., Dew, M.A., Brown, S.L., Scheier, M.F., Beach, S.R., Czaja, S.J., et al. (2007). Patient suffering and caregiver compassion: New opportunities for research, practice, and policy. The Gerontologist, 47, 4-13.7

25. VanBeek, M., Beach, S., Braslow, L., Braslow, J., & Chen, S.C. (2007). Highlights from the Report of the Working Group on “Core Measures of the Burden of Skin Diseases.” Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 127, 2701-2706.

26. Martire, L.M., Keefe, F.J., Schulz, R., Ready, R., Beach, S.R., Rudy, T.E., & Starz, T.W. (2006). Older spouses’ perceptions of chronic arthritis pain: Implications for spousal responses, support provision, and caregiving experiences. Psychology and Aging, 21, 222-230.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. Rogers, J. C., Holm, M. B., Beach, S. R., Schulz, R., Cipriani, J., Fox, A., & Starz, T. (2003). Concordance of four methods of disability assessment using performance in the home as the criterion method. Arthritis Care and Research, 49, 640-647.

30. Bourgeois, M. S., Schulz, R., Burgio, L. D., & Beach, S. R. (2002). Skills training for spouses of patients with Alzheimer’s disease: Outcomes of an intervention study. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 8, 53-73.

31. Greenberg, M. S., & Beach, S. R. (2001). The role of social influence in crime victims’ decision to notify the police. In R. Roesch, R. R. Corrado, & R. J. Dempster (Eds.), Psychology in the Courts: International Advances in Knowledge (pp. 305-316). Amsterdam: Harwood Academic.

32. Rogers, J. C., Holm, M., Beach, S. R., & Schulz, R. (2001). Task independence, safety, and adequacy among nondisabled and OAK-disabled older women. Arthritis Care and Research, 5, 410-418.

33. Schulz, R., Beach, S. R., Lind, B., Martire, L. M., Zdaniuk, B., Hirsch, C., Jackson, S., Burton, L. (2001). Involvement in caregiving and adjustment to death of a spouse. Journal of the American Medical Association, 285, 3123-3129.

34. Beach, S. R., & Schulz, R. (2000). Is caregiving a risk factor for mortality? Geriatric Times, 1, 26-27.

35. 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.

36. McCall, R. B., Beach, S. R., & Lau, S. (2000). The nature and correlates of underachievement among elementary school children in Hong Kong. Child Development, 71, 785-801.

37. Schulz, R., Beach, S. R., Ives, D. G., Martire, L. M., Kop, W. J., & Ariyo, A. A. (2000). Association between depression and mortality in older adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study. Archives of Internal Medicine, 160, 1761-1768.8

38. Schulz, R., Martire, L. M., Beach, S. R., & Scheier, M. F. (2000). Depression and Mortality in the elderly. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 9, 204-208.

39. Schulz, R., & Beach, S. R. (1999). Caregiving as a risk factor for mortality: The Caregiver Health Effects Study. Journal of The American Medical Association, 282, 2215-2219.

40. Yee, J. L., Greenberg, M. S., & Beach, S. R. (1998). Attitudes towards various modes of coping with criminal victimization: The effects of gender and type of crime. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 17, 273-294.

41. Bourgeois, M. S., Burgio, L. D., Schulz, R, Beach, S. R., & Palmer, B. (1997). Modifying repetitive verbalizations of community-dwelling patients with AD. The Gerontologist, 37, 30-39.

42. Bourgeois, M. S., Beach, S. R., Schulz, R., & Burgio, L. D. (1996). When primary and secondary caregivers disagree: Predictors and psychosocial consequences. Psychology and Aging, 11, 527-537.

43. Moreland, R. L., & Beach, S. R. (1992). Exposure effects in the classroom: The development of affinity among students. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 28, 255-276.



1. McMullen, T., Schwartz, K., Yaffe, & Beach, S. (2014). Elder Abuse and Its Prevention: Screening and Detection. In IOM (Institute of Medicine) and NRC (National Research Council), Elder abuse and its prevention: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

2. 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.

3. Czaja, S.J., Beach, S., Charness, N., & Schulz, R. (2013). Older adults and adoption of healthcare technology: Opportunities and challenges. In A. Sixsmith & G. Gutman (Eds.), Technologies for Active Aging (pp. 27-46). International Perspectives on Aging, Vol. 9. New York, NY: Springer.

4. DeVito Dabbs, Beach, S.R., Courtney, K.L. & Matthews, J.T. (2013). Evaluating quality of life technologies. In R. Schulz (Ed.), Quality of Life Technology, pp. 147-162. CRC / Taylor & Francis Group.

5. Schulz, R., & Beach, S.R. (2013). Who can benefit from Quality of Life Technology? . In R. Schulz (Ed.), Quality of Life Technology, pp. 3-16. CRC / Taylor & Francis Group.

6. Beach, S. R., & Greenberg, M. S. (2001). Paradoxical reactions of property crime victims. In M. Martinez (Ed.), Prevention and control of aggression and the impact on its victims, pp. 385-388. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.