FRANCES ELEANOR WILBY portrait
  • Associate Director of Education-W.D. Goodwill Initiatives on Aging, College Of Social Work
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), College Of Social Work

Research Statement

My research interests include aging and depression, home and community based services for older adults, and universal long-term care.

Research Keywords

  • aging and long-term care
  • aging and depression
  • Home and community based care options
  • Community Based Research

Presentations

  • Health and Ability: Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah. March 24, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Health Care Reform & Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH): the Critical Role of Geriatrics Education: Symposium. Development and Enhancement of a Medical Home for Low-income Seniors Using Social Work Students. Presented by F. Wilby and M. Luptak @ 63 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA, 2011. Panel, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Characteristics of Older Adults who seek Home and Community Based Services. Poster presentation by F. Wilby and C. Chambless @ 63 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA, 2011. Poster, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Depression and Social Networks of Community Dwelling Elders. Paper accepted @ 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 11/2010.
  • Implementing the Rotation model of Social Work Practicum: Lessons learned. Paper presentation by F. Wilby and R. Engar @ Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Conference,San Antonio, TX, February 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2009.
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to education in gerontology. Paper presentation by F. Wilby and S. Wright @ Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, February 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2009.
  • Perspectives from volunteers on a community-building approach to meet the needs of older adults: An evaluation of the volunteer component of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program Paper presentation by F. Wilby and Nancy Kelley-Gillespie. Gerontological Association of America Annual Conference . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2008.
  • Gerontology Society of America Annual Conference “Coping and Depression in Community Dwelling Elders” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2008.
  • Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference “Identifying Depressive Symptoms in Community Dwelling Elders” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2008.
  • Council on Social Work Education-Annual Conference “Implementing the Practicum Partnership Program in Rural Areas” . Panel, Presented, 03/2008.
  • CSWE-APM “Depression and Self-Perception: A Critical Link?”. Poster, Presented, 11/18/2004.
  • Gerontological Society of America “Coping, Depression and Self-perception Among the Frail Elderly” . Poster, Presented, 04/05/2004.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Repositioning for the New Old: Planning for the Needs of Baby Boomers and Their Families. PI: Frances Wilby. Co-PI(s): Marilyn Luptak. Belle S. Spafford Foundation, 04/01/2011 - 04/01/2014. Total project budget to date: $90,000.00
  • Development and Enhancement of a Medical Home Model for low income older adults. Center on Aging, . PI: Marilyn Luptak. Co-PI(s): Frances Wilby. Center on Aging, 03/12/2010 - 03/12/2011. Total project budget to date: $20,000.00
  • Mental illness in older adults: Factors that impact treatment trajectories. PI: Frances Wilby. Co-PI(s): Marilyn Luptak. Center for Clinical and Translational Science, 01/01/2010 - 04/30/2011. Total project budget to date: $25,000.00
  • Characteristics of aging individuals in Utah who seek home and community based services. PI: Frances Wilby. Co-PI(s): Cathy Chambless. Center on Aging, 03/12/2009 - 03/12/2010. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00
  • Hartford Practicum Partnership Program in Aging Education-$75,000 (2006-2009). PI: Amanda Barusch. Co-PI(s): Frances Wilby. John a. Hartford Foundation, 11/01/2006 - 04/28/2009. Total project budget to date: $75,000.00
  • Coping and Depression Among Community Dwelling Elder. PI: Frances Wilby. John A. Hartford Foundation, 04/01/2006 - 04/30/2009. Total project budget to date: $75,000.00

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Japan
    Interested in aging issues in Japan including long-term care and health care.
  • United States of America
    interested in issues related to an aging society including but not limited to mental health and aging, long-term care, home and community based care, and policy.

Publications

  • Plotting the Course of Well-Being: The Eden Alternative well-being tool. Frances Wilby1, Carol DuMond Stryker2, Denise Hyde3, and Sandy Ransom4 SAGE Open April-June 2016: 1–8 © The Author(s) 2016 DOI: 10.1177/2158244016646147 sgo.sagepub.com. Published, 04/21/2016.
  • OLDER ADULTS’ SATISFACTION WITH THE NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS PROGRAM". Published, 06/2012.
  • Experiences of volunteers in serving older adults. Working with Older Adults,. Published, 05/2012.
  • Older adults who seek care in the home. Published, 05/2012.
  • Depression and Social Networks of Community-Dwelling Elders: A descriptive study. Published, 12/15/2010.
  • Coping with symptoms of depression: A descriptive survey of community-dwelling elders. Published, 07/01/2010.
  • Coping and Depression Among Community Dwelling Elders: How do independent older adults cope with the symptoms of depression? Published, 05/01/2009.