Elizabeth Perkins, PhD, RNLD

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
Department of Child and Family Studies
University of South Florida
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MHC 2113A
Tampa, FL 33612-3807
 
Phone: 813-974-7076
Email: eperkins@usf.edu
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Last Updated: July 10, 2017

Elizabeth Perkins
 

Leadership: Associate UCEDD Director
Specialty Resource Contacts: Health Coordinator
 
Discipline(s): Gerontology
Psychology
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
Multicultural Council
Community Education Directors' Council

Vita/Bio

Education 2010 Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD, University of South Florida. 2009 Ph.D. University of South Florida. Major: Aging Studies 2003 B.A. (Summa Cum Laude). University of South Florida. Major: Psychology 1992 RNMH (Registered Nurse Mental Handicap). Hereford & Worcestershire College of Nursing & Midwifery, England. Publications - Peer-Reviewed Journals Woodard, L. J., Havercamp, S. M., Zwygart, K. K., & Perkins, E. A. (2012). An innovative clerkship module focused on patients with disabilties. Academic Medicine, 87(4), 537-542.   Perkins, E. A., & LaMartin, K. (2012). The internet as social support to older carers of adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 9, 53-62. Perkins, E. A., & Haley, W. E. (2010). Compound caregiving: when lifelong caregivers undertake additional caregiving roles. Rehabilitation Psychology, 55, 409-417.     Perkins, E. A., & Moran, J. A. (2010). Aging adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of the American Medical Association, 304(1), 91-92. Perkins, E. A. (2010). The compound caregiver: a case study in multiple caregiving roles. Clinical Gerontologist, 33, 248-254. Perkins, E. A. (2007). Self and proxy reports across three populations: Older adults, persons with Alzheimer's disease, and persons with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 4, 1-10. Perkins, E. A., Small, B. J., Balducci, L., Extermann, M., Robb, C., & Haley, W. E. (2007). Individual differences in well-being in older breast cancer survivors. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 62, 74-83. Robb, C., Haley, W. E., Balducci, L., Extermann, M., Perkins, E. A., Small, B., & Mortimer, J. (2007). Impact of breast cancer survivorship on quality of life in older women. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 62, 84-91. Perkins, E. A., & Small, B. J. (2006). Aspects of cognitive functioning in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 3, 181-194. Haley, W. E., & Perkins, E. A. (2004). Current status and future directions in family caregiving and aging people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 1, 24-30. Publications - Book Chapters Perkins, E. A., Lynn, N., & Haley, W. E. (2007). Caregiver issues associated with wandering. In A. L. Nelson & D. L. Algase (Eds.) Evidence based protocols for managing wandering behaviors. (pp. 123-142). New York: Springer. Publications - Books Saxon, S.V., Etten, M. J., & Perkins, E. A. (2010). Physical Change and Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions (5th ed). New York: Springer.   Translated: (2011). Physical Change and Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions (5th Ed). Taiwan: Farterng Culture Company Ltd., (Traditional Chinese). Professional Service Editorial Board - Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disability Practice Ad hoc Reviewer: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Anxiety, Stress & Coping, Archives of Internal Medicine, British Journal of Cancer, European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, Psychology, Health & Medicine, Rehabilitation Psychology. President - Gerontology Division - AAIDD (from April 2008-June 2012). Member at Large - Board of Directors - AAIDD (July 2012 - July 2016). FCIC Representative: Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (September 2010 - present). Co-convener - Special Interest Group on Developmental Disabilities - Gerontological Society of America (November 2008 - November 2011).