Faculty Member Jarmin Yeh Captures $3 Million Grant

Jarmin Yeh

Faculty member Jarmin Yeh, MPH, has been awarded $3 million in funding over 5 years from the Alzheimer’s Disease Program at California Department of Public Health for her project, “Reducing Social and Economic Impacts of Caregiving for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) in the In-Home Supportive Services System through Training.”

Faculty member Leslie Ross, PhD, will be the co-principal investigator and faculty member Brooke Hollister, PhD, will be a consultant.

The project will implement competency-based training on how to care for older adults with ADRD and evaluate the training’s impact on caregivers and their care recipients. The project aims to determine if the training improves caregivers’ knowledge and self-efficacy to care for older adults with ADRD, decreases caregivers’ stress and depression, and decreases care recipients’ utilization of high-cost health care interventions such as emergency room visits and hospitalizations.