Elzbieta Sikorska-Simmons received her PhD. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1998. Her teaching and research interests are medical sociology, sociology of aging, organizational theory, and long-term care policy. Her published work has focused on organizational determinants of resident satisfaction with assisted living, the hospice movement in Poland, and psychosocial aspects of cancer care. Her current research examines the influence of organizational procesess and structures on resident autonomy in assisted living.

Research Interests

  • Social Gerontology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Quality of Life and Care
  • Successful Aging
  • Alternative Housing for Older Adults
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Medical Education

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