Dr. Jane Straker

Director of Research,
Miami University

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Miami University
Oxford, OH

Dr. Jane Straker

Director of Research,
Miami University


I'm a full-time researcher, with special interest in long-term services and supports.  I've spent my entire career working on soft money and making a career in academia without teaching.  I've got lots of experience in survey design, research design, and data collection and have done a lot of work to gather input from older adults about the services they receive.  I've worked a lot with our MGS and PhD students and welcome others from outside Miami U.


Northwestern University
1987 To 1993

Miami University
1981 To 1984

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
1973 To 1977

Job History

Miami University
Adjunct Associate Professor
January 2005 - present

Miami University
Sr. Research Scholar
January 1993 - present

Miami University
DIrector of Research
Oxford, United States
January 2015 - January 2015

Buehler Center on Aging
Research Associate
January 1990 - January 1993

Areas Of Expertise

  • Caregiving: Work Issues
  • Community and Home Care: Service Deivery/Utilization
  • Community and Home Care: Staff Roles, Staffing Patters, and Staff Turnover
  • Decision Making: Personal Control/Autonomy/Independence
  • Education: Service Providers
  • Health Services
  • Housing: Retirement Communities
  • Long-Term Care
  • Long-Term Care: Case Management
  • Long-Term Care: Cost/Financing
  • Long-Term Care: Placement/Transfer/Discharge
  • Long-Term Care: Quality of Care/Evaluation of Services
  • Long-Term Care: Service Delivery/Utilization
  • Long-Term Care: Staff Roles/Turnover/Staffing Patterns
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Personnel Needs
  • Research: Research Methods


  • Gerontology