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Victoria H. Raveis, MA, MPhil, PhD
Research Professor & Director
Cariology and Comprehensive Care
Room 301 380 Second Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4737
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Education:

1972, B.A. , University of Connecticut, Storrs - Sociology

1974, M.A., Boston College - Sociology

1978, M. Phil., Columbia University - Sociology

1984, Ph.D., Columbia University - Sociology

 

Research Interests / Professional Overview:

     Dr. Victoria Raveis is a social gerontologist and medical sociologist.  An experienced health services researcher, Dr. Raveis currently is Research Professor and Director of the Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging and the Community, located in the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing.  She has been the PI or Co-PI on research grants from NINR, NIMH, NCI, NIA, HRSA, DOD, ACS, NYS Dept. of Health and various foundations.  Dr. Raveis has had extensive experience in the management and direction of research projects, particularly conducting exploratory research and intervention studies with diverse patient populations and communities and is knowledgeable about the conceptualization and design of research instruments, the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and the dissemination of research findings.  Her program of research on family-centered care in living with advanced disease is informing public health policy and clinical practice.  It is also contributing to the evidence-base on the psychosocial impact of informal care and bereavement on the family system and the importance of focusing resources and policies that facilitate family-centered care within a geriatric population.

     Dr. Raveis has extensive experience in implementing programs designed to build research capacity and technical expertise for community groups engaged in public health.  Over a five year period she co-directed a training program that, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), educated key government, health, and community stakeholders from less-developed countries in policy development and capacity-building to address the emerging public health issues of population aging in their resource-poor settings.  She was PI and Director of the Evaluation and Support Center for the Palliative Care Initiative.  Funded by HRSA/SPNS, the center developed and conducted the national evaluation of the multisite projects delivering end-of-life care and palliation to underserved and hard-to-reach individuals with HIV/AIDS.  The center also provided technical support and training to the grantee projects and coordinated dissemination of the program findings.  Dr. Raveis was a Co-Investigator and member of the Executive Committee of the Cornell-Columbia Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL), and Edward R. Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, one of 12 such centers nationally funded by NIA.  TRIPLL, a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on implementing innovate strategies for improving pain management among older adults, is expected to reach more than 300,000 New York metro-area seniors.  In her current work, she is the PI of a NCI-funded RCT, being conducted in Community/Migrant Health Centers and NORCs, of a family-focused community intervention addressing older cancer survivors' care needs.  She recently completed a study with the Council of Senior Centers and Services, Inc. and the International Longevity Center, assessing the readiness of senior centers to be research-ready community partners, the technical resources this effort requires and the barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence-based programming in the senior center environment.     

 

Current Funding:

  • PI - "Problem-Solving Training for Family Caregivers to Korean American Older Cancer Survivors."
  • PI - "Enhancing Family Caregivers Strengths and Skills in Managing Older Cancer Patients Symptoms." 
  • PI - "Recovery Act Administrative Supplement, NOT-OD-09-056."
  • Co-PI - "Patterns of Coping with Health Losses and Successful Aging: A Longitudinal Study of Elderly Israelis."
  • Investigator - "Prevention of Nosocomial Infections and Cost-Effectiveness Refined (P-NICER)."

 

Representative Publications:

Chimona, Susan, Patterson, Lisa, Raveis, Victoria H., and Rothman, David J. (2011) “Managing Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Care: A National Survey of Policies in U.S. Medical Schools.” Academic Medicine, 86(3):292-299, doi:10.1097/ACM.obo13e3182087156. Reprinted in Combating Conflict of Interest: A Primer for Countering Industry Marketing. D.J. Rothman, Editor, (2012), Ch. 10, pp.127-141, Institute of Medicine as a Profession: New York, NY.

Emlet, Charles A., Tozay, Shakima, and Raveis, Victoria H. (2011) “‘I’m Not Going to Die from the AIDS’: Resilience in Aging with HIV Disease.” The Gerontologist, 51(1):101-111, doi:10.1093/geront/gnq060; published online ahead of print July 22, 2010.

Rothman, Sheila, Raveis, Victoria H., Friedman, Anne and Rothman, David J. (2011) “Health Advocacy Organizations and the Pharmaceutical Industry: An Analysis of Disclosure Practices in a Sentinel Case.” American Journal of Public Health. 101(4):602-609, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2010.300027; published online ahead of print January 20, 2011. Reprinted in Combating Conflict of Interest: A Primer for Countering Industry Marketing. D.J. Rothman, Editor, (2012), Ch. 5, pp.62-75, Institute of Medicine as a Profession: New York, NY.

Uchida, May, Stone, Patricia W., Conway, Laurie, Pogorzelska, Monika, Larson, Elaine L. and Raveis, Victoria H. (2011) “Exploring Infection Prevention: Policy Implications from a Qualitative Study.” Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice. 12(2): 82-89,  doi: 10.1177/1527154411417721.

Van  Devanter, Nancy, Duncan, Alexandra, Raveis, Victoria H., Birnbaum, Jeffrey, Burrell-Piggott, Tiphani and Siegel, Karolynn  (2011) “Continued Sexual Risk Behavior in African American and Latino Male-to-Female Transgender Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS: A Case Study.” Journal of AIDS Clinical Research. S1; doi: 10.4172/2155-6113.S1-002.

Krug, Rachel, Karus, Daniel, Selwyn, Peter and Raveis, Victoria H. (2010) “Late Stage HIV/AIDS Patients and their Familial Caregivers’ Agreement on the Palliative Care Outcome Scale.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39(1):23-32, PMID: 19782531, published online ahead of print September 25, 2009.

Raveis, Victoria H., Gardner, Daniel S., Berkman, Barbara and Harootyan, Linda (2010) “Linking the NIH Strategic Plan to the Research Agenda for Social Workers in Health and Aging.” Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(1):77-93, doi:1080/01634370903361953; published online ahead of print December 21, 2009.

Raveis Victoria H., Pretter, Sheindy and Carrero, Monique (2010) “’It Should Have Been Happening To Me’: The Psychosocial Issues Older Caregiving Mothers Experience.” Journal of Family Social Work, 13:131-148, doi:10.1080/10522150903503002.

Bachner, Yaacov, Karus, Daniel and Raveis, Victoria H. (2009) “Examining the Social Context in the Caregiving Experience: Correlates of Global Self-esteem Among Adult Daughter Caregivers to an Older Parent with Cancer.” Journal of Aging and Health, 21(7): 1016-1039,  PMID: 18709936.

Canton, Allison N., Sherman, Martin F., Magda, Lori A., Westra, Leah J., Pearson, Julie M., Raveis, Victoria H. and Gershon, Robyn R.M. (2009) “Violence, Job Satisfaction, and Employment Intentions Among Home Healthcare Registered Nurses.” Home Healthcare Nurse, Vol. 27(6): 364-373, PMID: 19509522.

Sacajiu, Gael, Raveis, Victoria H. and Selwyn, Peter (2009) “Patients’ and Family Care Givers’ Experiences around Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). AIDS Care, 21(12):1528-1536, doi:10.1080/09540120902923113, PMID: 20024732.

Gershon, Robyn R.M., Canton, Allison N, Raveis, Victoria H., Silver, Alexis, Chen, Christine C., Qureshi, Kristine A., Sherman, Martin F.,  and Stone, Patricia W. (2008) “Household-related Hazardous Conditions with Implications for Patient Safety in the Home Healthcare Sector.” Journal of Patient Safety, 4(4):227–234.

Raveis, Victoria H., Senie, Ruby, Pretter, Sheindy and Carrero, Monique (2008) “Psychosocial Issues Experienced by Family Caregivers at Increased Risk of Breast Cancer.” Psycho-Oncology, 17 (6): Supplement, S63.

Franceour, Richard, Payne, Richard, Raveis, Victoria H., and Shim, Hyunyung (2007) “Palliative Care in the Inner City: Patient Religious Affiliation, Underinsurance, and Symptom Attitude.” Cancer, 109/2: 425-434.

Gershon Robyn, Qureshi, Kristine M., Rubin, Marcie S., Raveis, Victoria H. (2007) “Factors Associated with High-Rise Evacuation: Qualitative Results from the World Trade Center Evacuation Study.” Prehosptial and Disaster Medicine, 22(3):165-173.

Gershon, Robyn R.M., Qureshi, Kristine A., Stone, Patricia W., Pogorzelska, Margaret, C. Ashman, C., Silver, Alexis., Damsky, M., Burdette, C., Gebbie, Kristine M. and Raveis, Victoria H. (2007) “Home Health Care Challenges and Avian Influenza.” Home Health Care Management and Practice, 20:58-69.

Karus, Daniel, Raveis, Victoria H., Ratcliffe, Margaret, Rosefield, Jr., Herbert A. and Higginson, Irene J. (2007) “Health Status and Service Needs of Male Inmates Seriously Ill with HIV/AIDS at Two Large Urban Jails.” The American Journal of Men’s Health, 1(3):213-223.

Qureshi Kristine A., Gershon, Robyn R.M., Smailes, Elizabeth, Raveis, Victoria H., Murphy, Bridgette, Matzner, Frederick and  Fleischman, Alan R. (2007) “Roadmap for the Protection of Disaster Research Participants:  Findings from the World Trade Center.” Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 22(6):486-493.

Brandt-Rauf, Sherry I., Raveis, Victoria H., Drummond, Nathan F., Conte, Jill A. and  Rothman, Sheila A. (2006) “Ashkenazi Jews and Breast Cancer: The Consequences of Linking Ethnic Identity to Genetic Disease.” American Journal of Public Health, 96(11):1979-1988.

Karus, Daniel, Raveis, Victoria H., Alexander, Carla, Hanna, Barbara, Selwyn, Peter, Marconi, Katherine, and Higginson, Irene J. (2005) “Patient reports of symptoms and their treatment at three palliative care projects servicing individuals with HIV/AIDS.”  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 30(5): 408-417.

Harding, Richard, Easterbrook, Phillipa, Higginson, Irene J., Karus, Daniel, Raveis, Victoria H. and Marconi, Katherine (2005) “Access and Equity in HIV/AIDS Palliative Care: A Review of the Evidence and Responses.” Palliative Medicine, 19(3): 251-8.

Harding, Richard, Karus, Daniel, Easterbrook, Phillipa, Raveis, Victoria H., Higginson, Irene J. and Marconi, Katherine. (2005) “Does Palliative Care Improve Outcomes for People with HIV/AIDS? A Systematic Review of the Evidence.” Sexually Transmitted Infections, 81: 5-14.

Christ, Grace H., Raveis, Victoria H., Siegel, Karolynn, Karus, Daniel and Christ, Adolph E.  (2005) “Evaluation of a Preventive Intervention for Bereaved Children” Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 1(3):57-81.

Raveis, Victoria H. and Pretter, Sheindy. (2005) “Existential Plight of Adult Daughters Following Their Mother’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis.” Psycho-Oncology, 14: 49-60.

Karus, Daniel, Raveis, Victoria H., Marconi, Katherine, Selwyn, Peter, Alexander, Carla, Hanna, Barbara and Higginson, Irene. (2004). “Mental Health Status of Clients from Three HIV/AIDS Palliative Care Projects.”  Palliative and Supportive Care, 2: 125-138.  

Karus, Daniel, Raveis, Victoria H., Marconi, Katherine, Hanna, Hanna, Barbara, Selwyn, Peter, Alexander, Carla, Perrone, Margaret and Higginson, Irene (2004) “Service Needs of Patients with Advanced HIV Disease: A Comparison of Client and Staff Reports at Three Palliative Care Projects. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 18(3): 145-158.

Raveis, Victoria H. (2004) “Psychosocial Burdens Experienced by Adult Daughters Caring for Elderly Parents with Cancer.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 27 (Supplement): S026.

Raveis, Victoria H. (2004) “Psychosocial Impact of Spousal Caregiving at the End-of-life: Challenges and Consequences.” The Gerontologist. 44 (Special Issue 1): 191-120.

Raveis, Victoria H., Carrero, Monique, Catz, Diane and Tobin, Jonathan (2004) “Disease Management of Older Persons with Diabetes: Perspectives on Self-care and Familial Caregiving.” The Gerontologist, 44 (Special Issue 1): 423.

Raveis, Victoria H., Pretter, Sheindy, Carrero, Monique, and Sapienza, Tina (2004) “Breast Cancer and the Aging Family: Psychosocial Issues and Challenges Facing Adult Daughters.” Psycho-Oncology, 13: S7.

Raveis, Victoria H., Karus, Daniel and Pretter, Sheindy (2004) “Impact of Cancer Caregiving over the Disease Course: Depressive Distress in Adult Daughters.” Psycho-Oncology, 13: S47.

Albert, Steve, Im, Ashley and Raveis, Victoria H. (2002) “Public Health and the Second Fifty Years” (Editorial), American Journal of Public Health, 92(8): 1214-1218. [Response to a letter to the editor regarding this editorial: Albert, Steve, Im, Ashley and Raveis, Victoria H. (2003) “Letters - Albert et al. Respond.” American Journal of Public Health, 93(5): 701].

Siegel, Karolynn, Schrimshaw, Eric W. and Raveis, Victoria H. (2000) “Patient Accounts for Nonadherence to Antiviral Combination Therapies.” Psychology, Health and Medicine, 5(1): 29-31.

Karus, Daniel, Siegel, Karolynn and Raveis, Victoria H. (1999) “Psychosocial Adjustment of Women Living with HIV/AIDS.” AIDS and Behavior, 3(4): 277-287.

Raveis, Victoria H. (1999) “Facilitating Older Spouses Adjustment to Widowhood: A Preventive Intervention Program.” Social Work in Health Care, 29(4): 12-32.

Raveis, Victoria H. (1999) “Understanding the Psycho-social Impact of Cancer on Families: Adult Daughter Caregivers to Elderly Cancer Patients.” Psycho-Oncology, 8(6) Supplement: 25.

Raveis, Victoria H. and Karus, Daniel G. (1999) “Social, Situational and Disease-Related Factors associated with High Levels of Depressive Symptomatology in Elderly Cancer Patients.”Sociological Abstracts, Supplement 186 (August): 93-94.

Raveis, Victoria H., Karus, Daniel and Pretter, Sheindy (1999) “Factors Associated with Anxiety in Adult Daughter Caregivers to a Parent Recently Diagnosed with Cancer.” Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 17(3/4): 1-26.

Raveis, Victoria H. and Karus, Daniel (1999) “Elderly Cancer Patients: Correlates of Depressive Symptomatology.” Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 17(2) 57-77.

Raveis, Victoria H., Siegel, Karolynn and Karus, Daniel (1999) “Children’s Psychological Distress Following the Death of a Parent.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 28 (2): 165-180.

Raveis, Victoria H., Karus, Daniel and Siegel, Karolynn (1998) “Correlates of Depressive Symptomatology Among Adult Daughter Caregivers to a Parent with Cancer.” Cancer, 83(8): 1652-1663.

Raveis, Victoria H., Siegel, Karolynn and Gorey, Eileen. (1998) “Factors Associated with HIV-Infected Women’s Delay in Seeking Medical Care.” AIDS Care, 10(5): 549-562.

Siegel, Karolynn, Karus, Daniel, Raveis, Victoria H. and Debra Hagen (1998) “Psychological Adjustment of Women with HIV/AIDS: Racial/Ethnic Comparisons.” Journal of Community Psychology, 26(5): 439-455.

Siegel, Karolynn, Raveis, Victoria H. and Gorey, Eileen (1998) “Barriers and Pathways to Testing Among HIV Infected Women.” AIDS Education and Prevention, 10(2): 114-127.

Siegel, Karolynn, Raveis, Victoria H. and Karus, Daniel (1998) “Perceived Advantages and Disadvantages of Age Among Older HIV-Infected Adults.”  Research on Aging, 20(6): 686-711.

Siegel, Karolynn and Raveis, Victoria H. (1997) “Perceptions of Access to HIV-Related Information, Care and Services Among Infected Minority Men.” Qualitative Health Research, 7(1): 9-31.

Karus, Daniel, Siegel, Karolynn and Raveis, Victoria H. (1999) “Psychosocial Adjustment of Women Living with HIV/AIDS.” AIDS and Behavior, 3(4): 277-287.

Raveis, Victoria H. (1999) “Facilitating Older Spouses Adjustment to Widowhood: A Preventive Intervention Program.” Social Work in Health Care, 29(4): 12-32.

Raveis, Victoria H. (1999) “Understanding the Psycho-social Impact of Cancer on Families: Adult Daughter Caregivers to Elderly Cancer Patients.” Psycho-Oncology, 8(6) Supplement: 25.

Raveis, Victoria H. and Karus, Daniel G. (1999) “Social, Situational and Disease-Related Factors associated with High Levels of Depressive Symptomatology in Elderly Cancer Patients.”Sociological Abstracts, Supplement 186 (August): 93-94.

Raveis, Victoria H., Karus, Daniel and Pretter, Sheindy (1999) “Factors Associated with Anxiety in Adult Daughter Caregivers to a Parent Recently Diagnosed with Cancer.” Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 17(3/4): 1-26.

Raveis, Victoria H. and Karus, Daniel (1999) “Elderly Cancer Patients: Correlates of Depressive Symptomatology.” Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 17(2) 57-77.

Raveis, Victoria H., Siegel, Karolynn and Karus, Daniel (1999) “Children’s Psychological Distress Following the Death of a Parent.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 28 (2): 165-180.

Raveis, Victoria H., Karus, Daniel and Siegel, Karolynn (1998) “Correlates of Depressive Symptomatology Among Adult Daughter Caregivers to a Parent with Cancer.” Cancer, 83(8): 1652-1663.

Raveis, Victoria H., Siegel, Karolynn and Gorey, Eileen. (1998) “Factors Associated with HIV-Infected Women’s Delay in Seeking Medical Care.” AIDS Care, 10(5): 549-562.

Siegel, Karolynn, Karus, Daniel, Raveis, Victoria H. and Debra Hagen (1998) “Psychological Adjustment of Women with HIV/AIDS: Racial/Ethnic Comparisons.” Journal of Community Psychology, 26(5): 439-455.

Siegel, Karolynn, Raveis, Victoria H. and Gorey, Eileen (1998) “Barriers and Pathways to Testing Among HIV Infected Women.” AIDS Education and Prevention, 10(2): 114-127.

Siegel, Karolynn, Raveis, Victoria H. and Karus, Daniel (1998) “Perceived Advantages and Disadvantages of Age Among Older HIV-Infected Adults.”  Research on Aging, 20(6): 686-711.

Siegel, Karolynn and Raveis, Victoria H. (1997) “Perceptions of Access to HIV-Related Information, Care and Services Among Infected Minority Men.” Qualitative Health Research, 7(1): 9-31.