The Erickson School @ UMBC began with a vision to educate the next generation of aging services professionals. The program – the only one of its kind in the country to combine business management, public policy and the study of human aging – was designed to meet the real-world demand for educated, innovative leaders in the longevity market. Our mission is to prepare a community of leaders who will use their education to improve society by enhancing the lives of older adults.

Recent Submissions

  • Research priorities of caregivers and individuals with dementia with Lewy bodies: An interview study 

    Armstrong, Melissa J.; Gamez, Noheli; Alliance, Slande; Majid, Tabassum; Taylor, Angela; Kurasz, Andrea M.; Patel, Bhavana; Smith, Glenn (PLOS, 2020-10-07)
    Background Funding bodies are placing increased emphasis on patient and public involvement in research, but the research priorities of individuals and caregivers living with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) are ...
  • The Power of Language to Create Culture 

    Bowman, Carmen; Ronch, Judah; Madjaroff, Galina (2016)
  • The Memory Fitness Program: Cognitive Effects of a Healthy Aging Intervention 

    Miller, Karen J.; Siddarth, Prabha; Gaines, Jean M.; Parrish, John M.; Ercoli, Linda M.; Marx, Katherine; Ronch, Judah; Pilgram, Barbara; Burke, Kasey; Barczak, Nancy; Babcock, Bridget; Small, Gary W. (National Institute of Health, 2012-06)
    Context—Age-related memory decline affects a large proportion of older adults. Cognitive training, physical exercise, and other lifestyle habits may help to minimize self-perception of memory loss and a decline in objective ...
  • The Electronic Dementia Guide for Excellence(EDGE) : An Internet-based Education Program for Care of Residents With Dementia in Nursing Homes 

    Ronch, Judah L.; Bradley, Ann Marie; Pohlmann, Elizabeth; Cummings, Nancy A.; Howells, David; O'Brien, Mary Ellen; Beria, Jose (Lippincottt Williams & Wilkins Inc., 2004)
    The Electronic Dementia Guide for Excellence(EDGE) is an Internet-based education program designed to use person-centered care principles to improve the quality of care and life of persons with dementia in nursing homes ...
  • Changing Entrepreneurial Cognitive Processes with Age: A Conceptual Discussion Based on Neuroscience 

    Singh, Robert P.; Ronch, Judah L. (North American Business Press, 2011)
    How entrepreneurs process information, recognize opportunities, and act on market cues within the environment help us understand entrepreneurial processes. Based on neuroscience research, we discuss the effects of age on ...
  • Report on milestones for care and support under the U.S. National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease 

    Alzheimer's Association National Plan Care and Support Milestone Workgroup; Borson, Soo; Boustani, Malaz A.; Buckwalter, Kathleen C.; Burgio, Louis D.; Chodosh, Joshua; Fortinsky, Richard H.; Gifford, David R.; Gwyther, Lisa P.; Koren, Mary Jane; Lynn, Joanne; Phillips, Cheryl; Roherty, Martha; Ronch, Judah; Stahl, Claudia; Rodgers, Lauren; Kim, Hye; Baumgart, Matthew; Geiger, Angela (Elsevier, 2016-02-08)
    Introduction Under the U.S. national Alzheimer's plan, the National Institutes of Health identified milestones required to meet the plan's biomedical research goal (Goal 1). However, similar milestones have not been created ...
  • A Look Ahead: the Next 20 Years in Federal and State Health Policy 

    Vladeck, Bruce; Salkever, David; Ronch, Judah; Weiner, Jonathan (2014-10-23)
    The Hilltop Institute celebrated 20 years of service at a special event held on the UMBC campus on October 23, 2014. The event included a program titled A Look Ahead: the Next 20 Years in Federal and State Health Policy ...
  • Hypothesis Testing of CNA Perceptions of Organizational Culture in Long Term Care 

    Kusmaul, Nancy; Sahoo, Shalini (Informa UK Limited, 2019-02-06)
    This commentary for the special issue on research that went wrong describes a study that explored factors that contribute to variability within Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) on organizational safety culture. We know ...