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Frederick J. Kier, Ph.D., MSHCA

Frederick J. Kier, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Kier attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate training. He received his doctorate from Texas A&M University. Dr. Kier completed a post doctoral fellowship in Geropsychology at the Houston VA Medical Center.

Dr. Kier’s research interests include geropsychology, geriatric healthcare systems and service delivery, and bioethics.

Frederick J. Kier, Ph.D., is Division Manager for the Rehabilitation, Extended and Community Care (RECC) Division at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee. Before arriving at Milwaukee, Dr. Kier was a Geropsychologist and a Business Manager at the Pittsburgh VAMC.

A few publications include:

Shreve-Neiger, A., Houston, C.M., Christensen, K.A., & Kier, F. J. (2008). Assessing the need for decision-making capacity education in hospitals and long term care (LTC) settings. Educational Gerontology, 34, 359 - 371.

Kier, F.J., & Davis, T. (2007). Effects of implementation of the Eden Alternative on a VA dementia care unit. Federal Practitioner, 24, 25-32.

Molinari, V., Kier, F., & Rosowsky, E. (2006). SOC, personality, and long term care. In L. Hyer & R. Intrieri (eds.) Geropsychological Interventions in Long-Term Care. New York: Springer Press.
Kier, F. J., & Molinari, V. (2003). "Do it Yourself" Dementia Testing: Issues regarding an Alzheimer's home screening test. The Gerontologist, 43(3), 295-301.

Kracker, J., Kearns, K., Kier, F.J., & Christensen, K.A. (in press). Activity preferences and satisfaction among older adults in a VA long term care facility. Clinical Gerontologist.

Contact information:
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