Recent Publications


Brown, C. V.,Ka`opua, L. S., Jervis, L. L. Alboroto, R., and Trockman, M. L. (2016). United   States Indigenous populations and dementia: Is there a case for culture-based psychosocial interventions? The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw059

Jervis, L. L., Cullum, C. M, Cox, D., and Manson, S. M. (2018). Dementia Assessment in American Indians. In G. Yeo, L. A. Gerdner, and D. Gallagher-Thompson (Eds.), Ethnicity and the Dementias, Third Edition (pp 108 -123). New York: Routledge.  

Native Elder Mistreatment

Jervis, L. L., Hamby, S., Beach, S. R., Williams, M. L., Maholmes, V. and Castille, D.M. (2016). Elder mistreatment in underserved populations: Opportunities and challenges to developing a contemporary program of research. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect 28(4-5): 301-319. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2016.1245644.

Jervis, L. L., Sconzert-Hall, W., and the Shielding American Indian Elders Project Team. (2017). The conceptualization of mistreatment by older American Indians. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect 29(1):43-58. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2016.1249816

Cox, D. W. II., and Jervis, L. L. (2018). American Indian perspectives, challenges, and approaches to elder abuse. In P. B. Teaster and J. E. Hall’s Elder Abuse and the Public’s Health (pp. 93-124). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Human Animal Interaction

Jervis, L. L., Warren, D., Salois, E. M., Tallbull, G., Ketchum, S., and Spicer, P.  Protectors, aggressors, and kinfolk: Dogs in a tribal community (2018). Anthrozoos 31(3):297-308. doi: 10.1080/08927936.2018.1455452

Jervis, L. L., Spicer, P., Foster, W. C., Kelly, J., and Bridge, E. (2019). Resisting extinction: Purple Martins, death, and the future. Conservation & Society 17(3):227-235. doi: 10.4103/cs.cs_18_37

Recent Funded Research

End-of-Life Care

2019-         Co-Principal Investigator, Exploring Barriers to the Utilization of End-of-Life Care in Tribal Communities (Stephenson Cancer Center NIH Pilot Project).

2019-         Co-Principal Investigator, End-of-Life Services in Tribal Communities(Stephenson Cancer Center Pilot Project.

Food Environment

2015-        Co-Principal Investigator, Perceptions of the Food Environment in a Southern Plains Tribal Community (University of Oklahoma USO Strategic Initiative Pilot Project).

Human-Animal Interaction

2015-        Principal Investigator, Understanding Variations in Purple Martin Landlordship (University of Oklahoma Research Council Faculty Investment Program Grant).


2015-        Co-Investigator, NRT: Aeroecology as a Test-Bed for Interdisciplinary STEM Training (NSF 1545261, Jeffrey F. Kelly, PI), 09/01/15–8/31/20.

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