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Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen, Ph.D.

Ph.D. University of South Florida, 2012
B.A. Psychology, University of Alabama, 2007

Email: jyeakle@mail.usf.edu
Entered Program 2007
Telephone: 813-974-1337
Co-Major Professors: Dr William E. Haley
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)



Description of Research Interests

Quality of Life at End-of-Life, Bereavement; Advance Care Planning, Hospice & Palliative Care, Decision-making

Grant support Completed

“An Evaluation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health as a Predictor of Six Month Survival for Dementia Patients”, The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care & End-of-Life Studies at USF Graduate Assistantship, August 2008-July 2009

“Piloting EDMAC: The End-of-Life Decision Making and Memory Complaint Project”, University of Alabama McNair Scholars Summer Research Grant, 2006

Publications

Allen, J.Y., Hilgeman, M.H., & Allen, R.S. (in press). Prospective End-of-Life Treatment Decisions and Perceived Vulnerability: Future Time Left to Live and Memory Self-Efficacy. Aging & Mental Health. (5-year CIF = 1.890 )

Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D.A., Allen,J.Y., Kwak, J. Salmon, J., & Haley, W.E. (2010). Willingness to use hospice among Korean American older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58, 352-356. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02684.x

Haley, W.E., Allen,J.Y., Grant, J.S., Clay, O.J., Perkins, M., & Roth, D.L. (2009). Problems and benefits reported by stroke family caregivers: Results from a prospective epidemiological study. Stroke, 40, 2129-2133. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.545269

Allen, R.S., Allen,J.Y., Hilgeman, M.H. & DeCoster, J. (2008). End-of-life decision-making, decisional conflict and enhanced information: Race and gender effects. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, 56 (10),1904-1909 . doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01929.x

Yeakle, J.E., & Allen, R.S. (2007). Piloting EDMAC: The end-of-life decision making and memory complaint project. The University of Alabama McNair Journal, 7, 195-215 http://graduate.ua.edu/mcnair/journals/2007/Yeakle.pdf

Book Chapters and Research Papers in Progress:

Kwak, J., Allen,J.Y., & Haley, W.E. (in preparation). Advance care planning and end- life decision making .*

Payne, K.L., Allen, R.S., Goy, E., & Allen,J.Y. (under review). Hospice: Care for the end of life available to few, provided by few.

Allen,J.Y., Haley, W.E., Schonwetter, R.S., & Kim, S. (in preparation)*. An evaluation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health as a predictor of six month survival for hospice-eligible dementia patients.

*Order of authorship to be determined

Conference Presentations:

Allen,J.Y.., Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D.A., Kwak, J. Salmon, J., & Haley, W.E. (November, 2009). Willingness to use hospice among Korean American older adults.62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

Kim, G., & Allen,J.Y. (November, 2009). Depressed older adults in the United States: Who is at risk for major depressive disorder? 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

Allen,J.Y. & Hyer, K. (March, 2009). Deregulation impact on hospice: A review of the literature on access, service, quality, and cost. 20th Annual Southeastern Regional Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Athens, GA.

Allen, J.Y., Allen, R.S., & Hilgeman, M.H. (March, 2008). Planning for the future: Perceived time, memory self-efficacy, and decisional conflict. 19th Annual Southeastern Regional Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Tybee Island, GA.

Yeakle, J.E., Allen, R.S., & Hilgeman, M.H. (November, 2007). End-of-life decision making: The role of enhanced information. 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Hilgeman, M.H., Allen, R.S., & Yeakle, J.E. (November, 2007). Its all in the balance: Identity process theory and memory self- efficacy. 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Yeakle, J.E., Allen, R.S., & Hilgeman, M.H. (March, 2007). End-of-life decision making: The role of enhanced information. 18th Annual Southeastern Regional Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Atlanta, GA.

Yeakle, J.E., Allen, R.S., & Hilgeman, M.H. (July, 2006). End-of-life decision making and memory complaint: The role of enhanced information. 14th Annual Penn State McNair Summer Research Conference, State College, PA.

Yeakle, J.E. & Allen, R.S. (October, 2006). Piloting EDMAC: The end-of-life decision making and memory complaint study. 7th Annual University of Alabama McNair Scholars Research Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Honors, Awards:

The University of South Florida

  • McNair Doctoral Fellowship 2010-2011
  • Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student, 2010
  • Kenneth and Peggy Sponagle Endowed Graduate Scholarship Recipient, 2010
  • President, Student Association for Aging Studies, 2008-2009
  • The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care & End-of-Life Studies at USF Graduate Assistantship Recipient 2008-2009
  • University of South Florida Department of Aging Studies Graduate Fellowship Recipient 2007-2008

The University of Alabama

  • XXI Honor Society
  • Undergraduate Research Poster Competition, Second Place Social Sciences Division, 2007
  • Recognition for Undergraduate Research Contributions to Psychology, 2007
  • Phi Psi Honor Society
  • Psychology Honors Undergraduate Program, 2005-2007

Conferences and Presentations

  • The Everette S. and Anne Lee Scholar Award, Third Place, 2007

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, Death and Dying (GEY 4641) and Psychology of Aging (GEY 4612)
  • Guest Lecturer, Sociocultural Aging (GEY 3625), Psychology of Aging (GEY 4612), Physical Changes and Aging (GEY 3601), Introduction to Gerontology (GEY 2000), and Death and Dying (GEY 4641)

Professional Memberships:

  • Gerontological Society of America, 2007-present
  • American Psychological Association, 2006-present
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society, 2006-present