Susan Humphers-Ginther, Ph.D., Professor

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PhD, Sociology, University of California, San Francisco

Interests/Areas of Specialization

Sociology of Aging, Medical Sociology, Health/Aging Politics and Policy, Research Methods

Selected Publications

Powell Dahlquist, J., White, D., & Humphers-Ginther, S. 2005. Toward a sociology of service learning. Great Plains Sociologist, 17(1)

Ginther, S., Fox, P., Humphers-Ginther, S., & Miller, L. 1997. Service selection: Concordance between Alzheimer’s disease diagnostic and treatment centers clients’ choices and program staff recommendations. Journal of Applied Gerontology 16:285-297

Ginther, S., Humphers, S., Fox, P., & Miller, L. 1994. Why home health services are provided to Alzheimer's patients in California's Alzheimer's disease program: An exploration. Home Health Care Services Quarterly 14:109-123

Humphers, S. E., Estes, C. L., & Bergthold, L. A. 1993. Metamorphosis of home health care. In C. L. Estes, J. H. Swan, & Associates, The Long Term Care Crisis: Elders Trapped in the No-Care Zone, pp. 93-112. Beverly Hills: SAGE;

Research Pursuits

Impact of intergenerational service learning on students’ attitudes toward aging and elderly persons

Other Accomplishments

Appointed by Governor Pawlenty to the Minnesota Board on Aging, 2005-present; Co-Chair, Program Operations Committee, MN Board on Aging, 2007-present; Minnesota Gerontological Society Board of Directors, 2006-present; Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota—North Dakota Chapter Leadership Council, 2005–present; North Star Regional Geriatrics Education Center Board of Directors, 2005-present; Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability Planning Committee, 2004-present

Courses Offered

Social Gerontology, Gerontology: Policy & Practice, Sociology of Health and Medicine, Methods and Statistics for Social Research; Grant writing