Frederick J. Kier, PhD, MSHCA

Fredrick Kier, PhD

Associate Professor

Division Manager, Rehabilitation, Extended and Community Care (RECC) at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

(414) 384-2000 ext. 41835

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.

Before arriving in Milwaukee, Dr. Kier was a Geropsychologist and a Business Manager at the Pittsburgh VAMC.

Selected publications:


  • Minkin, A.J., Snider-Meyer, J.M., Olson, D., Gresser, S., Smith, H.M., & Kier, F.J. (2014).  Effectiveness of a Nursing Motivational Interviewing (MI) Intervention on Medication Adherence in a Geriatric Home Based Primary Care Service.  Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(8), 490-6.

  • Snider-Meyer, J.M, Minkin, A.J., Olson, D., Gresser, S., Smith, H.M., & Kier, F.J. (2013).  A Comparison of a Veterans Directed Health Care Program vs. Community Nursing Home Placement.  Federal Practitioner, 30, 24-30.
  • Kracker, J., Kearns, K., Kier, F.J., & Christensen, K.A. (2011).  Activity Preferences and Satisfaction among Older Adults in a VA Long Term Care Facility.  Clinical Gerontologist, 34, 103 – 116.
  • 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.
  • 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.