LAURA R. SEFF, M.B.A.
Laura Seff has been a Research Associate with The Center on Aging
since April 1999. She holds a B.A. from Tulane University and a M.B.A.
from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business Administration of the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Seff has 20 years of experience providing management, professional
consultation, and research services in a number of service industries
in the public and private sectors. Her career includes administrative
services in both the Center for Development and Learning (School
of Medicine) and the Department of Biostatistics (School of Public
Health) at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and senior
management responsibility for corporate quality for Sterling Healthcare
Group, Inc. and for quality and other operational functions for United
Home Care Services, Inc.
As a Research Associate with The Center on Aging, Ms. Seff has served
as project manager for evaluation and analysis of a model assisted
living facility in senior public housing, a five-county caregiver
needs assessment, a federally-funded demonstration project to help
caregivers of frail elders, and operations and consumer satisfaction
of a state-funded Medicaid HMO. She recently completed a project
that involved analysis of unmet service needs among elders living
in a targeted area of Miami-Dade County as well as specific projections
of volume of service needs and cost of meeting those needs, by type
Ms. Seff's current research interests include domestic violence and
older women (currently completing a 24-month research project funded
by the National Institute of Justice), pre-crisis planning for long-term
care, issues surrounding the challenges of informal caregiving for
frail or cognitively-impaired elders, and methodologies for evaluation
and analysis of programs and services provided to community and institutional-dwelling