Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Gerontology & Public Policy, University of Southern California, 1998
  • Master of Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University, 1994
  • Bachelor of Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University, 1992

Professional Background

  • Pennsylvania State Director, PHI (2007-2011). Responsible for designing and managing workforce related quality of care initiatives with health care providers and other stakeholders across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Convened a series of 15 separate 3-day Educator Workshops on the 77-hour model Personal Care Services curriculum developed under contract for the PA Department of Labor and Industry. With support from the PA Department of Aging, led a regional demonstration using the model curriculum in Southwestern Pennsylvania involving 203 entry-level direct care workers from 14 aging and disability service agencies.
  • Director of Networking and Development, Pioneer Network (2005-2007). Worked with national industry-leading nursing homes and home care agencies to develop evidence base for person-directed care outcomes in health care settings.
  • Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Administration, Penn State University (2003-2005). Taught courses in managerial epidemiology and long-term care management and produced numerous peer-reviewed publications on quality of care outcomes in post-acute and long-term care settings.
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University (2000-2003). Led team of analysts exploring Brown?s national databases of inpatient claims, nursing home assessments, and organizational surveys to produce numerous peer-reviewed articles on quality of care outcomes in post-acute and long-term care settings.



    Kemper, P., Heirer, B., Barry, T., Brandon, D., Angelelli, J., Vasey, J., & Anderson-Knott, M. (2008) What Do Direct Care Workers Say Would Improve Their Jobs: Differences Across Settings.  The Gerontologist 48:17-25.


  • Grabowski, D., Gruber, J & Angelelli, J.  (2008) Nursing Home Quality as a Common Good. Rev Econ Stat, 90(4):754-764.

  • Angelelli, J. (2006) Promising Models for Transforming Long-Term Care.  The Gerontologist, 46 (4), 428-430


  • Angelelli, J., Grabowski, D., & Mor, V. (2006). Effect of Educational Level and Minority Status on Nursing Home Choice After Hospital Discharge  Am J Public Health, 96: 1249-1253.


  • Bourbonniere, M., Feng, Z., Intrator, O., Angelelli, J., Mor, V. and Zinn, J. (2006). The use of contract licensed nursing staff in U.S. nursing homes. Med Care Res Rev, 63: 88-109.


  • Angelelli, J. & Higbie, I. (2005). Unfolding the Culture Change Map and Locating Ourselves Together.  Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care, 3 (3/4), 2005.


  • Mor, V., Zinn, J., Angelelli, J., Teno, J., & Miller, S. (2004). Driven to tiers: Socioeconomic and racial disparities in the quality of nursing home care. Milbank Quarterly 82(2):227-256.


  • Grabowski, D. & Angelelli, J.  (2004). The relationship of Medicaid payment rates, bed constraint policies, and risk-adjusted pressure ulcers. Health Services Research. 39(4 Pt 1):793-812.


  • Grabowski, D., Angelelli, J., & Mor, V. (2004).  Medicaid payment and risk-adjusted nursing home quality. Health Affairs, 23(5), 243-252.


  • Zinn, J., Mor, V., Intrator, O., Feng, Z., Angelelli, J., & Davis, J. (2003). The impact of the prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities on therapy service provision:  A transaction cost approach.  Health Services Research, 38(6), 1467-1486.