Robert John , Ph.D.

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Professor

 

Phone: (405) 271-8001, ext 46755
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 461
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
Email: Robert-John@ouhsc.edu

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

 

  • John, R., Kerby, D. S., & Landers, P. S. (in press). A market segmentation approach to nutrition education among low-income individuals. Social Marketing Quarterly.
  • John, R. (2004). Health status and health disparities among American Indian elders. In K. E. Whitfield (Ed.), Full-color aging: Closing the gap: Improving the health of minority elders in the new millennium. Washington, DC: Gerontological Society of America.
  • John, R. (2004). American Indian aging. Fourth edition. Brief Bibliography: A selective bibliography for gerontology instruction. Washington, DC: The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
  • John, R. Our Elders Lived It: American Indian Identity in the City, by D. D. Jackson. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology 18 2003, 101-103. (book review)
  • John, R., Kerby, D. S., & Hennessy, C. H. (2003). Patterns and impact of comorbidity and multimorbidity among community-resident American Indian elders. The Gerontologist, 43 (5).
  • Kerby, D. S., Brand, M. W., & John, R. (2003). Anger types and the use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco among Native American adolescents. Preventive Medicine 37, 485-491.
  • John, R., Hennessy, C. H., Dyeson, T. B., & Garrett, M. D. (2001). Toward the conceptualization and measurement of caregiver burden among Pueblo Indian family caregivers. The Gerontologist, 41(2), 210-219.
  • Baird, A., John, R. & Hayslip, B., Jr. (2000). Custodial grandparenting among African Americans: A focus group perspective. In B. Hayslip, Jr. & R. Goldberg-Glen (Eds.), Grandparents raising grandchildren: Theoretical, empirical, and clinical perspectives (pp. 125-144). New York: Springer.
  • John, R. (2000). Social science and the state of American Indian aging research. Res Scolaris, 5, 12-16.
  • John, R., Hennessy, C. H., & Kerby, D. S. (2000). The impact of arthritis on American Indian and Alaska Native elders. The IHS Primary Care Provider, 25 (5), 78. Click here for PDF image
  • Hennessy, C. H., John, R. & Anderson, L. A. (1999). Diabetes education needs of family members caring for American Indian elders. Diabetes Educator, 25(5), 747-754.
  • Hennessy, C., John, R., & Roy, L. (1999). Long-term care service needs of American Indian elders: The Indian Health Service Santa Fe Service Unit. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
  • John, R. (1999). Aging among American Indians: Income security, health, and social support networks. In T. P. Miles (Ed.), Full-color aging: Facts, goals, and recommendations for America’s diverse elders (pp. 65-91). Washington, DC: Gerontological Society of America.
  • John, R. (1999). Minority family caregiving. Testimony at U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Field Hearing. Monroe, LA. Click here for testimony
  • John, R., Hennessy, C. H. & Denny, C. H. (1999). Preventing chronic illness and disability among Native American elders. In M. L. Wykle & A. B. Ford (Eds.), Serving minority elders in the 21st century (pp. 51-71). New York: Springer.
  • John, R. & McMillian, B. (1998). Exploring caregiver burden among Mexican Americans: Cultural prescriptions, family dilemmas. Journal of Aging and Ethnicity, 1(2), 93-111.
  • Dietz, T. L., John, R., & Roy, L. C. (1998). Exploring intra-ethnic diversity: Patterns and levels of service utilization among four groups of Hispanic elderly. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 46(3), 247-266.
  • Hennessy, C. H. & John, R. (1998). Assessing elders' long-term care needs in the Santa Fe Service Unit. The IHS Primary Care Provider, 23(10), 137.
  • John, R. (1998). Native American families. In C. H. Mindel, R. Habenstein and R. Wright, Jr. (Eds.), Ethnic families in America (4th ed., pp. 382-421). New York: Prentice-Hall.
  • John, R. (1998). American Indian aging. Third edition. Brief Bibliography: A selective bibliography for gerontology instruction. Washington, DC: The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
  • McMillian, B. & John R. (1997). Working with Hispanic elders and their families: Overcoming barriers to service utilization. Southwest Journal on Aging, 13(2), 51-62.
  • John, R. (1997). Aging and mortality among American Indians: Concerns about the reliability of a crucial indicator of health status. In K. S. Markides & M. Miranda (Eds.), Minorities, aging, and health (pp. 79-105). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • John, R., Resendiz, R., & de Vargas, L. W. (1997). Beyond familism?: Familism as explicit motive for eldercare among Mexican American caregivers. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 12, 145-162.
  • John, R. Blanchard, P. H. & Hennessy, C. H. (1997). Hidden lives: Aging and contemporary American Indian women. In J. M. Coyle (Ed.), Handbook on women and aging, (pp. 290-315). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • John, R., Dietz, T. L. & Roy, L. (1997). Setting priorities in aging populations: Predictors of service use among Mexican American female elders. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 9(1), 69-85.
  • Hennessy, C. H. & John, R. (1996). American Indian family caregivers' perception of burden and needed support services. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 15(3), 275-293.
  • John, R., Hennessy, C. H., Roy, L. & Salvini, M. L. (1996). Caring for cognitively-impaired American Indian elders: Difficult situations, few options. In G. Yeo (Ed.), Ethnicity and the dementias, (pp. 187-203). Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.
  • John, R. (1996). Demography of American Indian elders: Social, economic, and health status. In G. D. Sandefur, R. R. Rindfuss, & B. Cohen (Eds.), Changing numbers, changing needs: American Indian demography and public health (pp. 218-231). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
  • John, R., Dietz, T. L., Gittings, R., Roy, L. C., & Salvini, M. L. (1996). Improving American Indian eldercare through enhanced community educational resources. Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 17(1), 65-82.
  • John, R. & Baldridge, D. (1996). The NICOA report: Health and long-term care for American Indian elders. A Report by the National Indian Council on Aging to the National Indian Policy Center. Washington, DC.
  • John, R., Dietz, T. L., Gittings, R., & Roy, L., Salvini, M. (1996). Training in support of the American Indian eldercare campaign: Replication of an American Indian home-care training program. Educational Gerontology, 22(8), 723-734.
  • Roy, L., Dietz, T. L. & John, R. (1996). Determining patterns of formal service use among Mexican American elderly: Improving empirical techniques for policy and practice. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 26(3-4), 65-81.
  • Hennessy, C. H. & John, R. (1995). The interpretation of burden among Pueblo Indian caregivers. Journal of Aging Studies, 9(3), 215-229.
  • John, R. (1995). American Indian and Alaska Native elders: An assessment of their current status and provision of services. Rockville, MD: Indian Health Service. Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
  • Yee, B. W. K., Castro, F. G., Hammond, W. R., John, R., Wyatt, G. E., & Yung, B. R. (1995). Risk-taking and abusive behaviors among ethnic minorities. Health Psychology, 14(7), 622-631.
  • John, R., Salvini, M., Gittings, R., Dietz, T. L., & Roy, L. (1995). Training in support of the American Indian Eldercare Campaign: Mobilizing resources to serve at-risk Indian elders. Final report to the Administration on Aging grant # 90AT0520. Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
  • John, R. (1994). American Indian elders' health, income security, and formal and informal support systems: The need for praxis. BOLD, Quarterly Journal of the U.N. International Institute on Ageing, 4(4), 7-13.
  • John, R., Hermanson, M., Huntzinger, P., Sellon, D. & Barney, D. (1994). Expanding the quantity and quality of home care workers to serve American Indian elders: A model training program. In J. Handy and C. K. Schuerman (Eds.), Challenges and innovations in home care (pp. 77-87). San Francisco, CA: American Society on Aging.
  • John, R. (1994). Health research, service and policy priorities of American Indian elders. In C. Barresi (Ed.), Health and minority elders: An analysis of applied literature 1980-1990 (pp. 136-161). American Association of Retired Persons-Minority Affairs.
  • John, R. & Huntzinger, P. (1994). The legacy of the Columbian exchange: A policy analysis of American Indian aging at the Quincentennial. Southwest Journal on Aging, 9(2), 23-30.
  • John, R. (1994). The state of research on American Indian elders health, income security, and social support networks. In Minority elders: Five goals toward building a public policy base (2nd ed., pp. 46-58). Washington, DC: The Gerontological Society of America.
  • John, R. (1991). Family support networks in a Native American community: Contact with children and siblings among Prairie Band Potawatomi elders. Journal of Aging Studies, 5(1), 45-59.
  • John, R. (1991). Defining and meeting the needs of Native American elders: Applied research on their current status, social service needs, and support network operation. Final report to the Administration on Aging grant # 90AR0117/01. 13 volumes. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche March 1, 1991. Government Document # HE23.3002:N 21/4/v.1-13
    • Executive Summaries (193 pp.) Volume 1 - Urban and rural/reservation American Indian elders: A reanalysis of the 1981 National Indian Council on Aging nationwide sample (91 pp.)
    • Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 2 - Eight Northern Pueblos (160 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 3 - Isleta Pueblo (156 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 4 - Laguna Pueblo (153 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 5 - Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma (140 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 6 - Sac and Fox Nation (143 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 7 - San Felipe Pueblo (154 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 8 - San Juan Pueblo (159 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 9 - Santa Clara Pueblo (144 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 10 - Taos Pueblo (147 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 11 - Tesuque Pueblo (158 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 12 - Warm Springs Confederation (145 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
    • Volume 13 - Zuni Pueblo (158 pp.) Click here for PDF file of Executive Summary
  • John, R. (1988). Use of cluster analysis in social service planning: A case study of Laguna Pueblo elders. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 7(1), 21-35.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Aging
  • Applied Sociology/Social Policy
  • Family
  • Health
  • Minorities
  • Political Economy/Social Stratification