Research InterestsI am primarily interested in caregiving, particularly the psychosocial, physical, and mental health implications of simultaneously balancing family care (especially ‘sandwiched’ care) and employment; double-duty caregiving in the extended care industry; employed caregivers’ perceived barriers to utilization of workplace programs and policies established to facilitate work-family balance in addition to their beliefs regarding the extent to which such policies suit their needs; and caregivers’ health behaviors or practices and health care utilization (e.g., screening and prevention). Other interests include factors that promote healthy aging; end of life issues; chronic disease management; and shared treatment decision making, communication, and patient satisfaction in the doctor-patient-family relationship.
- PhD Expected 2016 in Human Development and Family Studies
Emphasis: Individual Development: Adulthood and Aging, Family Studies, Caregiving
Advisor: Dr. David Almeida and Steven H. Zarit
- 2011, Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Education and Health Communication
Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Thesis: “Shared treatment decision making and the Talking about Live Kidney Donation (TALK) study: Opening lines of communication for patients”
Advisor: Dr. Rajiv Rimal
- 2011, Certificate in Health Communication, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- 2011, Certificate in Health Education, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- 2010, BA in Communication, Minors in Psychology and Sociology
Douglass College, Rutgers University
Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List All Semesters, Highest Honors in Communication
Thesis: “End of Life Communication Barriers”
Advisor: Drs. Deborah Carr and Itzhak Yanovitzky
Predoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31)
National Institute on Aging Individual Predoctoral Fellowship
Grant #: 1F31AG050385-01, Family caregiving transitions and sleep among double- and triple-duty caregivers
Role: Principal Investigator (Sponsor: Dr. David Almeida, Co-Sponsors: Drs. Steven H. Zarit and Orfeu M. Buxton)
Award period: 2015-2017
- Okechukwu, C., Kelly, E.L., Bacic, J., DePasquale, N., Hurtado, D., Kossek, E.E., & Sembajwe, G. (In Press). Supporting employees’ work-family needs improves health care quality: Longitudinal evidence from long-term care. Social Science & Medicine.
- DePasquale, N., Zarit, S.H., Mogle, J., Hammer, L.B., Moen, P., & Almeida, D.M. (In Press). Double- and triple-duty caregiving men: An examination of subjective stress and perceived schedule control. Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi: 10.1177/0733464816641391
- DePasquale, N., Bangerter, L., Williams, J., & Almeida, D.M. (In Press). Certified nursing assistants balancing family caregiving roles: Healthcare utilization among double- and triple-duty caregivers. The Gerontologist. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv081
- DePasquale, N., Polenick, C., Davis, K.D., Moen, P., Hammer, L.B., & Almeida, D.M. (In Press). The psychosocial implications of managing work and family caregiving roles: Gender differences among information technology professionals. Journal of Family Issues. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1177/0192513X15584680
- DePasquale, N., Davis, K.D., Zarit, S.H., Moen, P., Hammer, L.B., & Almeida, D.M. (2016). Combining formal and informal caregiving roles: The psychosocial implications of double-and triple-duty care. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(2), 201-211. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu139
- Ephraim, P.L., Hill-Briggs, F., Roter, D., Bone, L., Wolff, J., Lewis-Boyér, L., Levine, D., Aboumatar, H., Cooper, L.A., Fitzpatrick, S., Gudzune, K., Albert, M., Monroe, D., Simmons, M., Hickman, D., Purnell, L., Fisher, A., Matens, R., Norhona, G., Fagan, P., Ramamurthi, H., Ameling, J.,Charlston, J., Sam, T., Carson, K., Wang, N., Crews, D., Greer, R., Sneed, V., Flynn, S.J., DePasquale, N., & Boulware, L.E. (2014). Improving urban African Americans’ blood pressure control through multi-level interventions in the Achieving Blood Pressure Control Together (ACT) protocol: A randomized clinical trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 38(2), 370 – 382. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.06.009
- DePasquale, N., Hill-Briggs, F., Darrell, L., Ephraim, P.L., Falcone, B., Schafer, C., Lewis-Boyér, L., & Boulware, L.E. (2013). The Talking about Live Kidney Donation (TALK) Social Worker Intervention: Putting it into Practice. Journal of Nephrology Social Work, 37, 13-18
- DePasquale, N., Ephraim, P.L., Ameling, J., Lewis-Boyér, L., Crews, D.C., Greer, R.C., Raab, H., Powe, N.R., Jaar, B., Gimenez, L., Auguste, P., Jenckes, M., & Boulware, L.E. (2013). Selecting renal replacement therapies: What do African American and non-African American patients and their families think others should know? A mixed methods study. BMC Nephrology, 14, 9.
- Boulware, L.E., Hill-Briggs, F., Kraus, E.S., Melancon, J.K., Falcone, B., Ephraim, P.E., Jaar, B.G., Gimenez, L., Choi, M., Senga, M., Kolotos, M., Lewis-Boyér, L., Cook, C., Light, L., DePasquale, N., Noletto, T., & Powe, N.R. (2013). Effectiveness of educational and social worker interventions to activate patients’ discussion and pursuit of pre-emptive live kidney transplantation: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 61(3), 476-486.
- DePasquale, N., Hill-Briggs, F., Darrell, L., Lewis-Boyér, L., Ephraim, P.L., & Boulware, L.E. (2012). Feasibility and acceptability of the TALK social worker intervention to improve live kidney transplantation. Health and Social Work, 37(4), 234-249.
- Ameling, J.M., Auguste, P., Ephraim, P.L., Lewis-Boyér, L., DePasquale, N., Greer, R.C., Crews, D.C., Powe, N., Rabb, H., & Boulware, L.E. (2012). Development of a decision aid to inform patients’ and families’ renal replacement therapy selection decisions. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12, 140.
- Ephraim, P.L., Powe, N.R., Rabb, H., Ameling, J.M., Auguste, P., Lewis-Boyér, L., Greer, R.C., Crews, D.C., Purnell, T.S., Jaar, B.G., DePasquale, N., & Boulware, L.E. (2012). The Providing Resources to Enhance African American Patients’ Readiness to Make Decisions about Kidney Disease (PREPARED) Study: Protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Nephrology, 13, 135.
- Boulware, L.E., Hill-Briggs, F., Kraus, E.S., Melancon, J.K., McGuire, R., Bonhage, B., Senga, M., Ephraim, P.L., Evans, K.E., Falcone, B., Troll, M.U., DePasquale, N., & Powe, N.R. (2011). Protocol of a randomized controlled trial of culturally sensitive interventions to improve African Americans’ and non-African Americans’ early, shared, and informed consideration of live kidney transplantation: The Talking About Live Kidney Donation (TALK) study. BMC Nephrology, 12(1), 34.
I am interested in middle to old aged people’s adjustment to their life stages, especially focusing on the roles and influence of work and family contexts on physical and mental health in late adulthood. I’d like to study how every day experiences and interactions influence individual’s health and aging process. Ultimately, I’ll be able to know and explain how to enhance one’s well-being during his adulthood.
M.A., Child Development and Family Studies, Seoul National University
B.S., Consumer and Child Studies / Business Administration, Seoul National University
I am currently working on the Einstein Aging Project (EAS). I am interested in cognitive aging, more specifically the effects of stress and physical activity on cognitive decline in older adults.
- B.A., 2012, Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences Methodology minor, University of Kansas
My research interests lie at the intersection among stress, health, and socioeconomic status. Specifically, I am interested in analyzing the interactions among daily stress, socioeconomic status, and health in the context of economic downturn. Furthermore, I am also interested in examining the biological aspects of daily stress and its relations to health, socioeconomic status, and macro-economic condition.
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University Calumet
B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Surachman, A. & Hartoyo. (2015). Parental investment and poverty dynamics in West Java, Indonesia. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 36(3), 340-352.