Johns Hopkins Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Quincy Samus, Ph.D.

Associated Investigator
E-mail: qmiles@jhmi.edu

Dr. Samus' research interests are focused on quality of care in assisted living and community settings. She is currently leading a study that seeks to develop cost-effective ways to deliver dementia care to older adults with memory disorders who live in the community. This project, known as MIND (Maximizing Independence at Home), has developed a person-centered, coordinated care model for older adults with memory problems, and is seeking to determine if this approach enables individuals to remain at home longer, with a higher quality of life, than standard methods of care.

Publications

  • Samus QM, Amjad H, Johnston D, Black BS, Bartels SJ, Lyketsos CG. A multipronged, adaptive approach for the recruitment of diverse community-residing elders with memory impairment: the MIND at Home experience. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2015; 23: 698-708.
  • Tanner JA, Black BS, Johnston D, Hess E, Leoutsakos JM, Gitlin LN, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG, Samus QM. A randomized controlled trial of a community-based dementia care coordination intervention: Effects of MIND at Home on caregiver outcomes. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2014; 23:391-402.
  • Samus QM, Johnston D, Black BS, Hess E, Lyman C, Vavilikolanu A, Pollutra J, Leoutsakos JM, Gitlin LN, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG. A multidimensional home-based care coordination intervention for elders with memory disorders: The Maximizing Independence at Home (MIND) pilot randomized trial. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014; 22: 398-414.
  • Black B, Johnston D, Morrison A, Rabins P, Lyketsos C, Samus Q. Quality of life of community-residing persons with dementia based on self-rated and caregiver-rated measures. Qual Life Res 2012; 21:1379-1389.

Appointments

Primary Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science