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Dr. Gloria Gutman

Dr. Gloria Gutman

Contact info

T: 778-782-5063
F: 778-782-5066
E: gutman@sfu.ca
Office: Harbour Centre 2608

Dr. Gutman developed and directed both the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre and the Gerontology Department (formerly called the Gerontology Program) from 1982 - 2005. In 2010, she was elected the 3rd President of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA); a position she held until August 2014. Currently, and until 2017 she is a member of INPEA's Board of Directors in the position of Immediate Past President. INPEA was founded in 1997. Its mission is to increase society's ability, through international collaboration, to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs, so that the later years of life will be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Its objectives are to: 1) increase public awareness of the issue; 2) promote education and training of professionals and paraprofessionals in identification, treatment and prevention; 3) further advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected older persons; and 4) to stimulate research into the causes, consequences, prevalence, treatment and prevention of elder abuse and neglect. As well, Dr. Gutman is Professor Emerita in the SFU Gerontology Department and a Research Associate in the Gerontology Research Centre.

She is widely known in the field of gerontology as an educator, researcher, and consultant. She is the author/editor of twenty-two books, over one hundred and eighty scholarly articles, reports, and chapters, as well as over three hundred conference papers. In 2007, she was awarded the Order of British Columbia in recognition of her pioneering work in the field of Gerontology. In Spring 2010, Dr. Gutman was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa (LL.D.)) by the University of Western Ontario for her work as "An international authority in the field of gerontology."[Reported in SFU Media Matters]

She has been a consultant to the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing in B.C., the Continuing Care Division of the B.C. Ministry of Health and to Health Canada. She has served on a number of federal-provincial task forces, including one that established guidelines for comprehensive services for the psychiatrically impaired elderly, and one which developed design guidelines for housing and care facilities for the elderly.

Dr. Gutman’ s research interests are wide-ranging; including seniors’ housing, long term care, health promotion, dementia care, environmental design of age-friendly hospitals and cities, and seniors emergency preparedness.

Dr. Gutman has been very active in scholarly and community organizations. She was the Founding President of the Gerontology Association of British Columbia, served two terms as President of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (1987-1991), and was President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics from 2001 to 2005.

She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and a member of the World Health Organization’ s Expert Advisory Panel on Ageing and Health.

Previously she served on: the World Economic Forum's Council on the Ageing Society; the National Statistics Council which advises the chief Statistician of Canada; the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Ageing - United Nations, Malta; the Advisory Committee for the L’ Chaim Adult Day Care Centre; the Board of Directors of the Louis Briar Home and Hospital for the Aged; the Vancouver-Richmond Health Board’ s Research and Evaluation Advisory Committee; and from 1994-96 was Chair of the Board of Directors of the BC Institute Against Family Violence.

IN THE NEWS / ACTIVITIES

Dr. Gloria Gutman was named an Honourary Member of the International Society for Gerontechnology during its 9th World Conference held 18-21 June 2014 in Taiwan. This honour recognizes Dr. Gutman's role as organizer of the 7th World Conference in 2010, service to the Board, and contribution to the field of gerontechnology as a researcher and author.

INNOVATION IS KEY TO FUTURE OF B.C. HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM MAY 2014

RE: WHAT SHOULD THE FIRST PRIORITY BE OF BC'S NEW SENIORS ADVOCATE? BC Almanac; CBC Radio 1, MAR 2014

CBC RADIO ONE PRESENTS: GAY & GREY MAR 2014

2014 POST BUDGET VANCOUVER ROUNDTABLE WITH MINISTER ALICE WONG

BOOMERANGST: TURNING DILEMMAS INTO DISCOVERIES – CARING FOR CAREGIVERS FEB 2014

Old and dangerous: Senior violence is getting worse, JAN 2014

RE: Canada Post’s decision to eliminate home mail delivery - CFAX-Podcast; Maple Ridge News; Singtao News; Now News

SENIOR’S DEATH IN NORTH VANCOUVER HIGHLIGHTS DANGER OF WANDERING PATIENTS. The Globe and Mail, Wendy Stueck interviewer, December 9, 2013.

RE: DISCUSSING THE CASE OF A SENIOR BEING SENT HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE. CBC, EARLY EDITION, OCT 2013 [podcast]

SCIENCE COULD ADD DECADES TO THE AVERAGE HUMAN LIFESPAN. The Globe and Mail, David Andreatta interviewer, August 18, 2013.

RE: PREVENTION OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS IN SENIORS. FAIRCHILD TV NEWS, AUG 2013 [podcast]

'Richmond hospital study aims to reduce drug prescriptions for seniors' AUG 2012

NACHGEFRAGT: SENIOREN TRIFFT DER KLIMAWANDEL BESONDERS [RE: SENIORS AND CLIMATE CHANGE]. Senioren Ratgeber, April 2013, 14.

'A green poser for Bahrain's senior citizens' MAR 2012

'Helping seniors bounce back from falls' MAR 2012

'Half of elderly in residential care on anti-psychotic drugs' JAN 2012

'Number of British Columbians with dementia is 70,000 and rising' OCT 2011

THE PROVINCE - investigative series "Boomerangst"'Lower Mainland communities struggling to prepare for doubling of senior population' OCT 2011

THE PROVINCE - investigative series "Boomerangst"'Is B.C.'s social system up to handling the wave of aging baby boomers?' OCT 2011

'Meals help seniors stay connected' OCT 2011

'Elderly man's starvation death still haunts coroner' OCT 2011

Gloria Gutman: Special to The Province'Essay: Boomers similar in age, but diverse in degree of dependence' OCT 2011

"Giving testosterone a workout: Jane Fonda takes it, and she’s still having sex at 73. Why aren’t you?" SEP 2011.

"Should seniors spend their golden years at work?" MAR 2011.

DR. GLORIA GUTMAN has been named in Zoomer Magazine’s list of “Canada’s Top 45 over 45" (reproduced by permission) SEP 2010.

"Fears of ageing baby boomer tsunami overblown, says medical expert" SEP 2010.

"'Believe and you will succeed': Gutman." JUN 2010.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Joanette, Y., Gutman, G., McElhaney, J., Upshur, R., & Muscedere, J. (2014). Exploring the many facets of research in late-life issues. Canadian Journal on Aging, 33(2), 220-225.

Kloseck, M., Gutman, G., Gibson, M., & Cox, L. (2014). Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) residents have a false sense of security that could jeopardize their safety in a disaster. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 28(2), 204-220. Doi:10.1080/0276389.2014.8995

Naslund, J.H., Sauter, A.H., Gutman, G., & Beattie, B. (2014). Increased health service utilization costs in the year prior to institutionalization: Findings from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 17(2), 45-52.

Yon, Y., Wister, A.V, Mitchell, B.A., & Gutman, G. (2014). A national comparison of spousal abuse in mid- and old age. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 26(1) 80-105. [Doi:10.1080/08946566.013.784085]

Gibson, M., & Gutman, G. (2013). Mitigating the risk of late-life mental health problems for veterans: Contributions of the Life Course Perspective to emergency management. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 7(3), 332-335.

Lloyd-Sherlock, P., McKee, M., Ebrahim, S., Gorman, M., Greengross, S., Prince, M., Pruchno, R., Gutman, G., Kirkwood, T., O'Neill, D., Ferrucci, L., Kritchevsky, S.B., & Vellas, B. (2012). Population ageing and health. The Lancet, 379(9823), 1295 – 1296.

Gibson, M., Gutman, G., Roush, R.E., Fisher, R., Mazurik, L., Hirst, S., Fitzgerald, K., & Kronfol, N. (2012). Activities of a voluntary, international, inter-professional, inter-sectoral partnership on emergency management and older adults: Focus on healthcare providers and disaster recovery. In A. Awotona (Ed.), Rebuilding sustainable communities with vulnerable populations after the cameras are gone: A worldwide study (pp.3-27). Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Lloyd-Sherlock, P., McKee, M., Ebrahim, S., Gorman, M., Greengross, S., Prince, M., Pruchno, R., Gutman, G., Kirkwood, T., O'Neill, D., Ferrucci, L., Kritchevsky, S.B., & Vellas, B. (2012). Population ageing and health. The Lancet, Early Online Publication

Olshansky, S.M., Biggs, S., Achenbaum, W.A., Davison, G.C., Fried, L., Gutman, G., Kalache, A., et al. (2011). The Global Agenda Council on the Ageing Society: Policy Principles. Global Policy, 2(1), 97-105.

Sixsmith, A., & Gutman, G.M. (Eds.). (2010). Gerontechnology, 9(2) Spring 2010. Eindhoven, the Netherlands: ISG.

Gibson, M., & Gutman, G.M. (2010). Mitigating the risk of late-life mental health problems for veterans: Contributions of the life course perspective to emergency management. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, PREPUBLICATION doi:10.1001/dmp.2010.48 [online]: http://www.dmphp.org/pap.dtl.

Gutman, G.M. (2010). Aging and human rights. GeroBilim, 2, 2-12. (Journal of the Turkish National Society of Social and Applied Gerontology).

Gutman, G.M. (2010). Population ageing and apocalyptic demography: Separating fact from fiction. In L.B. Knudsen & A.L. Olsen (Eds.), Our demographic future - a challenge: On the need for demographic analyses.Scandinavian Population Studies, Volume 14. (pp. 11-36). Aalborg Oest, Denmark: Aalborg University Press.

Gutman, G.M., & Spencer, C. (Eds.). (2010). Aging, ageism and abuse: Moving from awareness to action. Elsevier [hardcover]; Elsevier Insights [online].

Caspar, S., O’Rourke, N., & Gutman, G.M. (2009). The differential influence of culture change models on long-term care staff empowerment and provision of individualized care. Canadian Journal on Aging, 28(2), 165-175.

Gutman, G.M. (2009). Seniors' environmental health literature review. [(Report) submitted to Health Canada, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety, British Columbia Region. Vancouver, BC: G.M. Gutman.

Spencer, C., & Gutman, G.M. (2008). Sharpening Canada’s focus: Developing an empirical profile of abuse and neglect among older women and men in the community. Final report - Expert Roundtable on Elder Abuse in Canada. Ottawa: Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

Gutman, G.M. (2007) Creating a healthy environment for older populations. In M. Robinson (Ed.), Global health and global aging (pp. 281-291). New York: Josey-Bass.

Gutman, G.M. (2007). International perspective on gerontology. In James E. Birren (Ed.) Encyclopedia of gerontology, 2nd ed. (pp. 770-777). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Gutman, G.M. (2007). Seniors and natural disasters: A synthesis of four Canadian case studies. In Workbook - Winnipeg International Workshop on Seniors and Emergency Preparedness (pp.23-59). Ottawa: Division of Aging and Seniors, Public Health Agency of Canada.

Gutman, G.M. (2006). Avoiding the trap of apocalyptic demography. In Proceedings - Forum 2005 - The participation of seniors in the life of society. Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick Advisory Council on Seniors, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 38-62.

Gutman, G.M. (2006). Meeting the challenges of global aging: The need for a gerontological approach. In Conferences:Geriatrics 2006 International Congress of Elderly Health (pp.13-24). Istanbul, Turkey: Turkish Geriatrics Society, April 2-6.

Low, G., & Gutman, G.M. (2006) Examining the role of gender in health-related quality of life: Perceptions of older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 32(11), 42-49.

Wister, A.V., Gutman, G.M., Adams, R., & Chou, P.H. (2006). Fact book on aging in British Columbia, 4th Edition. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre.

McDonald-Miszczak, L., Neuport, S.D., & Gutman, G.M. (2005). Younger-old and older-old adults’ recall of medication instructions. Canadian Journal on Aging, 24(4), 409-418.

McWilliam, C., Gutman, G.M., Penning, M., Mutch, B., Plouffe, L., Stewart, M., & Tamblyn, R. (2006). Nation-wide knowledge translation to promote research on seniors’ independence. In CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, (Eds.), Evidence in action, acting on evidence - a casebook of health services and policy research knowledge translation stories, (pp.75-78). Ottawa, Canada: CIHR.

Gutman, G.M. (2005). Older woman abuse in the context of population aging: Issues, trends, traps and opportunities. In J. Hightower, M.J. Smith & H. Hightower (Eds.) Building bridges for prevention of older woman abuse: A forum for dialogue (pp. 22-32). Vancouver: BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses.

Cooke, H.A., & Gutman, G.M. (2005). Improving the bathing experience for residents with dementia. Canadian Nursing Home, 16(2), 13-15.

Gutman, G.M. (2003). Gerontechnology and the home environment. In N. Charness & W.K. Schaie (Eds.) Impact of technology on successful aging (pp.251-261). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Livadiotakis, G., Gutman, G.M., & Hollander, M.J. (2003). Rationing home care resources: How discharged seniors cope. Home Health Care Quarterly, 22(2), 31-42.

Low, G., & Gutman, G. M. (2003) Couples ratings of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients’ quality of life. Clinical Nursing Research, 12(1), 28-48.

Gutman, G.M., Clarke Scott, M.A., & Gnaedinger, N. (2001). Housing options for older Canadians: User satisfaction study. Part 1: Case studies; Part 2: Resident satisfaction survey results; Part 3: Appendices. Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Gutman, G.M., Stark, A., Donald, A., & Beattie, B.L. (2001). The contribution of self-reported health ratings to predicting frailty, institutionalization and death over a 5-year period. International Psychogeriatrics, 13(Suppl 1), 223-231.

Gee, E.M., & Gutman, G.M. (Eds.) (2000). The overselling of population aging: Apocalyptic demography and intergenerational challenges. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Gutman, G.M. (1999). The role of the physical environment in the care of persons with Alzheimer’ s Disease. In M.T. Zlobicki & A. Kumarasuriyar (Eds.), 2000+ Quality Designs: Post-16th World Congress of Gerontology Proceedings (pp. 9-29). Brisbane, Australia: School of Architecture, Interior and Industrial Design, Queensland University of Technology.

Gutman, G.M. (Ed.) (1998). Technology Innovation for an Aging Society: Blending Research, Public and Private Sectors. Vancouver: The Gerontology Research Center, Simon Fraser University.

Wister, A.V., & Gutman, G.M. (1997). Housing older Canadians: Current patterns, preferences and policies. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 12(1/2), 19-35. Also published in L. Pastalan (1997) (Ed). Shelter and service issues for aging populations: International perspectives. Binghampton, N.Y.: Hayworth Press (pp. 19-35).