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Costley, Alex

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    certificate  Environmental System Research Inst  GIS Spatial Analysis  2019 
    PhD  Columbia University  Medical Anthropology  2008 
    MA  Columbia University  Anthropology  1996 
    BA  University of Massachusetts  Anthropology  1992 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College-CUNY  Associate Professor  Gerontology and Health Education  2015- 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    New York University  Adjunct Instructor  Metropolitan Studies  2002 
  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital  Educational Director Geriatrics Rotation  2006-2008 
    Columbia Cooperative Aging Program for Residency Education  Co-Principal Investigator  2004-2007 
    Center for Education Research and Evaluation, Columbia U.edical Center  Educational Evaluation Researcher  2000-2004 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Associate Professor  Septemner 2015- 
    Assistant Professor  September 2008- 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Costley, Alex, W. "Food Insecurity in Older Adults: A Growing Problem Will Require National and Local Solutions." International Journal of Geriatrics & Gerontology. 4 2019: IN PRESS.

        Costley, Alex, W. "Exploring the Social and Demographic Contexts of Food Insecurity among Older Adults in the United States." J Aging and Geriatric Medicine,. 1 2017: 4.

        Costley, A. W. and Maurer, M. S.. "Timing Does Matter: Evaluating the Impact of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments on Knowledge and Attitudes in Year One of Residency." J American Geriatrics Society. 62 (12) 2014: 2446-2448.

        Costley, Alex, W. "A Turning Point in Functional Assessment: From a Medical View to a Social View of Difficulty with Daily Activities." International Journal of Aging and Society. 2 (2) 2013: 83-91.

        Costley, Alex, W. "Rethinking the Assessment of Daily Difficulties: From Functional Bodies to Functional Communities." Anthropology & Aging Quarterly. 33 (4) 2012: 158-165.

        MS Maurer, AW. Costley, PA Miller, S McCabe, et al. "The Columbia Cooperative Aging Program, CCAP: An Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Approach to Geriatric Education for Medical Interns." J American Geriatrics Society. 54 (3) 2006: 520-526.

        S DasGupta, D Meyer, A Calero-Breckheimer, AW Costley. "Teaching Cultural Competency through Narrative Medicine." Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 18 (1) 2006: 14-17.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings

          Costley A.W; Collier B; Demarinis L. Susseran S. "Aging and the Social Context of Food Insecurity in an Urban Minority Neighborhood." Journal Innovation in Aging. 1 (Suppl 1) 2017: 1201.

          Costley, Alex, W. "Assessing Variations in the Perception of Age-Friendly Features in an Urban Community." Gerontologist. 53 (Supp 1) 2013: S294.

          Costley, Alex. "Social Factors Affecting the Perception of Age-Friendly Features in an Urban Minority Community." Gerontologist. 52 (supp 1) 2012: S542.

          Costley, Alex, W (2011). "In the Path of Progress: The Impact of Zoning Policy on Aging-in-Place and Age-Friendly Planning." Gerontologist. 51 (supp 2) 2011: S456.

          Costley, Alex W (2010). "The Impact of Urban Planning on Aging-in-Place: The Attitudes of Minority Elders in New York City." Gerontologist. 50 (supp 1) 2010: S359.

          Costley, Alex W (2009). "The Measure of Daily Life: Problems with Disability Criteria and Home Care Policy for Older Adults." Gerontologist. 49 (supp 2) 2009: S223.

          Costley, Alex W (2009). "The Measure and Meaning of Daily Life: Using Mixed Methods to Explore Disability among Older Adults in New York City." J Nutrition, Health, and Aging. 13 (S1) 2009: S349.

          Costley, Alex W (2008). "Family Is Not Enough: The Limits and Preferences for Daily Care among Older Adults in an Urban Neighborhood." Gerontologist. 48 (special issue 3) 2008: S742.

          Costley, AW; M Maurer, S McCabe, S Dubin, K Page, A Cook (2006). "Assessing Geriatric Competencies Early in Residency: Exploring the Impact of Geriatric Clerkships in Medical School." Gerontologist. 46 (special issue 1) 2006: S526.

          Costley, AW; M Maurer, S McCabe, S Dubin, P Miller, K Page, G Ridge (2005). "Can Earlier Exposure to Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGAs) Accelerate Interns’ Development of Geriatric Assessment Competencies?." Gerontologist. 45 (special issue 2) 2005: S404.

          Costley, AW; M Maurer, S Dubin, K Page, G Ridge, S McCabe (2004). "Assessing Well Elders in the Columbia Cooperative Aging Program (CCAP): The Impact of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGAs) on Medical Residents’ Attitudes and Knowledge of Older Adult Patients." J American Geriatrics Society. 52 (S1) 2004: S136.

        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Aging and Food Insecurity: Older Adults and Reduced Access to Food in Challenging Environments" July 30-31, 2018: 8th International Conference on Geriatrics Gerontology & Palliative Nursing, Barcelona, Spain.

    "Aging in a Food Desert: Differences in Access to Food among Older and Younger Adults" November 14-18, 2018: Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.

    "Age-Based Differences in Access to Food in an Urban Minority Neighborhood" November 14-18, 2018: Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.

    "Aging and the Social Context of Food Insecurity in an Urban Minority Neighborhood" July 23-27, 2017: 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco, CA.

    "Older Adults, Aging in Place, and Housing Challenges in New York City." November 5-9, 2014: Gerontological Society of America.

    "Age-Friendly Perspectives on Urban Development and Environmental Impact" March 11-13, 2014: American Society on Aging.

    "Assessing Variations in the Perception of Age-Friendly Features in an Urban Community" November 20-24, 2013: Gerontological Society of America.

    "Looking at the Environmental and Social Impact of Urban Development from an Age-Friendly Perspective." September 9-11, 2013: World Health Organization, 2nd International Age-Friendly Cities Symposium, Quebec City, Canada.

    "The Impact of Zoning Policies on “Age-Friendly” Planning and Attitudes toward Aging-in-Place" March 29, 2012: American Society on Aging.

    "In the Path of Progress: The Impact of Zoning Policy on Aging-in-Place and Age-Friendly Planning" November 21, 2011: Gerontological Society of America.

    "Urban Renewal and Aging-in-Place: The Impact of Zoning Policies on Age-Friendly Planning" October 30, 2011: American Public Health Association.

    "A College-Community Partnership to Assess the Social Needs of Minority Seniors in New York City" April 26-30, 2011: American Society on Aging, San Francisco, CA.

    "The York College Wellness Expo: A Service-Learning Project for Nutritional Education and Physical Activity in Elementary School Students" April 14-15, 2011: New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY.

    "Can I Grow Old Here? Urban Renewal and Aging in NYC" February 17, 2011: Provost Lecture Series: York College-CUNY, New York.

    "The Impact of Urban Planning on Aging-in-Place: The Attitudes of Minority Elders in New York City" November 19-23, 2010: Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

    "Exploring the Impact of Urban Rezoning Policy on Attitudes toward Aging in Place" November 6-10, 2010: American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.

    "I Can Manage: Rethinking Disability in Later Life from Social and Cultural Perspectives" March 15-19, 2010: American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL.

    "The Measure of Daily Life: Problems with Disability Criteria and Home Care Policy for Older Adults" November 18-22, 2009: Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta , GA.

    "Rethinking Functional Disability among Community-dwelling Older Adults: Implications for Families, Caregivers, and Home-care Policy" November 7-11, 2009: American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.

    "The Measure and Meaning of Daily Life: Using Mixed Methods to Explore Disability among Older Adults in New York City" July 5-9, 2009: International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Paris, FR.

    "Family Is Not Enough: The Limits and Preferences for Daily Care among Older Adults in an Urban Neighborhood" November 21-25, 2008: Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD.

    "I Can Manage: The Measure and the Meaning of Daily Life among the Urban Elderly" March 25-29, 2008: Society for Medical Anthropology, Memphis, TN.

    "Subjective Accounts in Functional Measures among Community-dwelling Urban Elders in New York City" November 16-20, 2007: Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

    "Working with Well-Elders: Using Geriatric Evaluations to Promote Clinical Reasoning Skills in Medical Interns" March 1-4, 2007: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Portland, OR.

    "Assessing Geriatric Competencies Early in Residency: Exploring the Impact of Geriatric Clerkships in Medical School" November 16-20, 2006: Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX.

    "Increasing Medical Interns’ Confidence with Geriatric Assessment Skills through Earlier Exposure to Well-Elder Evaluations" March 3-4, 2006: American Association of Medical Colleges, Philadelphia, PA.

    "Can Earlier Exposure to Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGAs) Accelerate Interns’ Development of Geriatric Assessment Competencies?" November 18-22, 2005: Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

    "Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments: Their Impact on Medicine Interns’ Attitudes and Knowledge of Older Adults" June 25-30, 2005: International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Rio de Janeiro, BR.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:

      Costley, Alex, W. "Exploring Skills-Based Competencies through a Geriatric Care Management Framework." Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. 36 2015: pp 13.

    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Fellow, RAND Institute, Summer Institute in Aging Biology and Demography: 2019.

    Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA): 2010-present.

    Fellowship: Public Policy and Aging, Summer Workshop, Syracuse University: 2012.

    Research Award, American Association Medical Colleges: 2005.

    Graduate Fellowship, Public Policy Consortium: School for International and Public Affairs, Columbia University: 1997.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    PSC-CUNY 51 (pending), Impact of Family Caregiver Experience on the Development of Geriatric Assessment Skills. June 2020 to June 2021: $5,780.

    PSC CUNY 45, Walk With Me: Assessing Functional Mobility and Use of Public Space. July to December 2014: $3,495.

    NYS Workforce Development Initiative, Professional Skills for Care Planning in Aging Services. August 2013 to June 2014: $15,000.

    CUNY Health and Human Services, Geriatric Assessment: Interdisciplinray Curriculum and Faculty Development. December 2013 to July 2014: $9,000.

    Auxiliary Fund, York College, Careers in Aging: The Continuum of Care. December 2012: $1,200.

    PSC-CUNY 40, Aging at the Crossroads: Aging in Place in Jamaica.. July to December 2010: $1,500.

    Arnold P. Gold Foundation, CCAP Geriatric Residency Education. June 2007 to July 2008: $40,000.

    Dreyfus Foundation, Columbia Cooperative Aging Program. July 2005 to June 2007: $10,000.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Dept Personnel & Budget Committee: 2015-present.

      Program Coordinator, Gerontology Degree (B.S.) amd Minor: 2012-present.

      GERO Liaison, AS Degrees in Aging BMCC and Hostos CC: 2012-present.

      Faculty Sponsor, Gerontology Club: 2011-present.

      Dept Curriculum Committee: 2010-present.

    2. Service to the School

      Inter-Professional Education & Collaboration on Mental Health: 2018.

      Job-Search Hiring Committee, Nursing Clinical: 2018.

      Job-Search-Hiring Committee, Social Work Clinical: 2016.

      4th Annual NYC Conference on Aging (panel presentation): 2013.

      GERO Coordinator SHBS Student Learning Assessment Committee: 2012-present.

      Co-Chair SHBS Faculty Development Strategic Planning Committee: 2012-2013.

      School Health & Behavioral Sciences Research Committee: 2011-2012.

      School Health & Behavioral Sciences Faculty Xchange: 2009-2011.

    3. Service to the College

      Faculty Snate, HHP Dept. Representative: 2019-.

      College-wide Curriculum Review Committee: 2015-2019.

      Hybid and On-line Course review Committee: 2015-2017.

      Provost's Scholarship Advisory Board: 2014-2016.

      Careers in Aging: Health Services Professionals Look at Aging in NYC: 2013.

      CETL Panel Presentation, "Next Generation Course Design": 2012.

      President's Task Force on Retention and Graduation: 2011-2012.

      Provost Lecture: Can I Grow Old Here?: Urban Renewal and Aging in New York City: 2011.

      Academic Advising Committee: 2011-2013.

      Library Committee, Member and Past Secretary: 2010-2014.

      CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE) Advisory Committee: 2009-2010.

      Gen Ed Reform FIG Keystone Seminar on Human Behavior: 2008-2009.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      GERO Coordinator Articulation Agreements BMCC, Hostos, LaGuardia, KBCC: 2011-present.

      CUNY Council for Health, Physical Education, and Gerontology: 2009-2012.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

    Society for Applied Anthropology, Fellow: 2011-present.

    Board of Directors, National Association for Practice of Anthropology (NAPA): 2002-2004.

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Routledge/Taylor Francis, Editorial Review Textbooks: 2019.

    Oxford University Press, Editorial Gerontology Textbook: 2018.

    Journal of Aging and Social Policy, Editorial Review: 2017.

    Associate Editor, International J Aging & Society, Volume 3: 2012-2013.

    Livable Communities Coalition, AARP and American Society on Aging: 2012-2013.

    American Public Health Association, Abstract Reviewer: 2011, 2012, 2013.

    Gerontological Society of America, Abstract Reviewer: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      BIO 283  Biology of Aging 
      GERO 101  Introduction to Gerontology 
      GERO 201  Intermediate Gerontology 
      GERO 210  Alzheimer's and Related Dementia 
      GERO 301  Wellness and the Elderly 
      HE 312  Health and Disease 
      HE 314  Nutrition and Health 
      HE 316  Family Health 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, GERO 300-400 level (in progress).