Cutler named director of graduate studies for multidisciplinary gerontology minor

Lois Cutler, (BS Housing, 1993; MA Housing, 1996; PhD Housing, 1997), has been named director of graduate studies for the University's multidisciplinary gerontology minor. Cutler, a research associate with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management succeeds Rosalie Kane. Her research expertise is in the evaluation of the quality of life in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and exploring how environments are used in long-term care settings. She is currently comparing small-house nursing homes with traditional nursing homes for older adults with memory loss in Ohio retirement communities.