Center for Family and Demographic Research
Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2012
Dr. Doyle’s research focuses on understanding how organizational, environmental, clinical, social, and cultural factors influence the experiences and quality of life of people with dementia living in nursing home and assisted living settings. Much of his research has integrated people with dementia as meaningful participants in scientific inquiry. Through his research, he has developed an extensive knowledge of the unique concerns related to the ethical collection of valid and meaningful data from people with dementia.
de Medeiros, K. & Doyle, P.J. (in press). Finding the person in person-centered care: Using multiple perspectives to better inform care. Generations.
Doyle, P.J. & Rubinstein, R.L. (2013). Challenges to the implementation of a person-centered ideal within a dementia-specific long-term care context. In J. Ronch & A. Weiner, Models and Pathways for Person-Centered Elder Care. Baltimore: Health Professions Press.
de Medeiros, K., Rubinstein, R.L., & Doyle, P.J. (2013). A place of one’s own: Home, meaning and culture among childless older women. In: G.D. Rowles & M. Bernard (Eds.) Environmental Gerontology: Making Meaningful Places in Old Age (Chapter 4). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Doyle, P.J., de Medeiros, K., & Saunders, P. (2012). Nested social groups within the social environment of a dementia care assisted living. Dementia, 11(3), 383-399.
Doyle, P.J., Rubinstein, R.L., & de Medeiros (2013). Generative Acts of People with Dementia in a Long-term Care Setting. Dementia. doi: 10.1177/1471301213498246
Doyle, P.J. & Rubinstein, R.L. (2013). Cultural matrix of othering in the context of person-centered dementia care. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnt081
Hrybyk, G., Rubinstein, R.L., Eckert, K. Frankowski, A.C., Keimig, L., Peeples, A., & Doyle, P.J. (2012). The Dark Side: Stigma in a purpose-built senior living setting. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 26, 275-289.
Saunders, P., de Medeiros, K., Doyle, P.J., & Mosby, A. (2012). Transitional Objects as Mediators of Communication in Multi-Party Interactions with Dementia Residents in Long-Term Care. Dementia, 11(3), 347-361.
de Medeiros, K., Saunders, P., Doyle, P.J., Mosby, A., & Van Haitsma, K (2012). Toward defining friendships among residents with dementia in long-term care: Rethinking a familiar paradigm. Dementia, 11(3), 363-381.
Rubinstein, R.L., Black, H., Doyle, P.J., Moss, M.S., & Moss, S.Z. (2011). Faith and the end of life in nursing homes. Journal of Aging Research, doi: 10.4061/2011/390427
Harris-Wallace, B., Perez, R., Schumacher, J.G., Doyle, P.J., Eckert, J.K., & Zimmerman, S. (2011). Health Care Supervisors in Assisted Living: Their Emergent Roles and Experiences. Seniors Housing and Care Journal, 19, 97-108.
Doyle, P.J. & Marco, C.A. (2011). The effect of labeling on employee perceptions of residents living on Alzheimer’s disease specialized care units. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12(8), 547-550.