University of New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire
BRIEF BIO / PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
Dr. Fox is the President and CEO of the Westchester Institute on Human Development. Previously, she served as Associate Director of the Institute on Disability and Co-Director of the Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH. A key aspect of her lifelong work has been the development of and advocacy for person-centered home and community based services for older adults and adults with disabilities to prevent unnecessary institutionalization and to support all citizens to live within their home communities. She has a strong interest in the experience of family caregivers. Her Master’s thesis researched the mental health of family caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities and her doctoral work focused on the experience of family caregivers of older adults. She is currently a member of the NY State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the NYS Department of Health, Disability and Health Program Stakeholders Group. She serves as a peer reviewer for the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
RESEARCH INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES CATEGORIES
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL AND EDUCATION
- Improving Access and Participation for Individuals with I/DD across the Lifespan
- Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination in Individuals I/DD across the Lifespan
Fox, Susan (2017 and 2018). “The Intersection of Aging and Disability.” Class presentations at LEND and Health Policy and Management classes, NYMC.
Fox, Susan (June 2015 and 2016). “Family Advocacy in NH.” Presentation to MPH class at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
Fox, Susan. (June 2015). “The History of Community Based Services in NH.” Training of MCOs. Bedford, NH.
Fox, S. (April, 2015) “NH Panel on Aging, Planning, Housing, and Economic Development.” Panel presentation at Franklin for a Lifetime community planning meeting
Fox, S., D. Johnson, and S. Terrell. (March, 2015). “Person-Centered Planning and Self Direction Guidance.” UCEDD TA Institute. Bethesda, MD
Fox, S. and Kate Crary. (March 2015) “Person Centered Planning: Pre-Conference Session.” American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Meeting. Manchester, NH.
Fox, S. and Rabalais J. (April 2014). “Kinship Matters.” American Society on Aging Annual Conference: Aging in America, San Diego, CA.
Hahn, J.E., Fox, S., and Janicki, M.P. (2015). Aging Among Older Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Setting National Goals to Address Transitions in Health, Retirement, and Late-Life. Inclusion, December 2015, Vol. 3 (4), pp. 250-259.
Hahn, J.E., Gray, J., McCallion, P., Ronneberg, C., Stancliffe, R. J., Heller, T., Guiden, C. H., Fox, S. & Janicki, M.P. (2016). Transitions in aging: Health, retirement, and later life: Review of research, practice, and policy. In Critical issues in intellectual and developmental disabilities: Contemporary research, practice, and policy (pp. 149-174). Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Fox, Susan W. (2015). “Life Interrupted: The Experience of Informal Caregivers of Aging Family Members.” Dissertation published at the University of New Hampshire.
Sundar, V., Fox, S.W., & Phillips, K.G. (2014). Transitions in Caregiving: Evaluating a Person-Centered Approach to Supporting Family Caregivers in the Community. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 57(6-7), pp. 750-765. DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2013.847885
Cotton, P. and Fox, S. (2011), Navigating Choice And Change In Later Life: Frameworks For Facilitating Person-Centered Planning. Durham, New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability.