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Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, MHSA, FGSA

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Kristine A. Mulhorn

PhD, MHSA, FGSA, FCPP, Fulbright Scholar

Chair, Health Administration Department and Clinical Professor

Health Administration Department

Kristine A. Mulhorn, PhD, MHSA, FGSA, professor and department chair, is an instructor in health administration with extensive research background in aging, disability and functioning and community-based participatory research in urban settings. In cross-national studies of functioning of aging in the community, Mulhorn has been a visiting scholar at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology and at INSERM in France, both key locations for research on aging in the community. She has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in health administration, long-term care administration, global health, health policy, gerontology, disability studies, biostatistics and research methods. She has taught health management, health care human resources as well as various management courses focused on the health care sector. She has also taught study abroad courses in London, England and Tokyo, Japan and has presented internationally since 1997 in Japan, China, Korea, France, the Philippines, Italy and Canada.

Selected Publications

Swanson, G., Carothers, L. & Mulhorn, K.A. (2003). “Comparing Disability Survey Questions in Five Countries: A Study Using ICF to Guide Comparisons” Disability and Rehabilitation, 25 (11- 2): 665-675.

Mulhorn, K.A. (2004). Guest Editor, Disability Studies Quarterly, “Disability in Public Health and the Health Professions: Is there a place for disability studies (DS) in public health education and the education of professionals in other health-related fields?” Fall.

Mulhorn, K.A. (2007). “Surveying Persons with Disabilities: A Comparison Across Six National Surveys” in Towards Best Practices for Surveying People with Disabilities, Thilo Kroll, David Keer, Paul Placek, Juliana Cyril, and Gerry Hendershot (eds). ISBN: 1-60021-195-X.

Levine, D; Walter, JM, Karve, S., Levine, S.R, Mulhorn, K.A. (2013).“Cigarette Smoking Status and Mortality in Stroke Survivors: Can We Eliminate the Smoking Paradox?” J Stroke Cerebrovas Dis. In Mortality in Stroke Survivors: Can We Eliminate the Smoking Paradox?” J Stroke Cerebrovas Dis. In Press. Epub 2014 Jan 15. doi: 1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2013.10.026.

Mackenzie G. Jones MPH, Philippa J. Clarke PhD, Hana Shewamoltot Meshesha PhD, Kristine A. Mulhorn PhD , Meg Ann Traci PhD, Els R. Nieuwenhuijsen PhD (2023). COVID-19, Disability, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: A Scoping Review of Early-Stage Pandemic Response. APJM Focus. []

Research Interests

Current research interests include urban aging and culturally competent interventions for healthy aging in disparity populations and mechanisms for social interaction to maximize health community-living older adults. One theme in her research is the application of the International Classification of Functioning and Disability and Health (ICF) to strategies for health care for aging and disability populations. She has researched caregiver needs among those caring for family members with dementia, the role of ageism in the U.S., and multiple cross-national examinations of aging and disability data. Recently, she is conducting health design methodology to improve the patient experience of patients over 65 who are using post-acute care.

Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology 1997
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) 1987
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, MI

BA in Political Science and Sociology & Anthropology 1985
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA