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Toles, Mark

Mark Toles, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Phone: (919) 966-5684
Email: mtoles@email.unc.edu
Specialty Area: Gerontology, Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, Systems/Policy/Informatics

Currently Accepting PhD Students

Office: 5104

My research focuses on health care innovations to support frail older adults and their family caregivers during transitions in care. In my current research, I am testing the efficacy and sustainability of “Connect-Home,” transitional care of skilled nursing facility patients and their family caregivers. I also study the quality of care in nursing homes, with emphasis on care at the end of life and falls prevention.

  • 2013    Gordon H. DeFriese Career Development in Aging Research Award
  • 2012    Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • 2011    Distinguished Dissertation Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2007    Fabulous Fifty Nurses of Hawaii, Awarded by the State of Hawaii
  • Transitional care of older adults
  • Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
  • Outcomes research

Selected Publications

  • Toles, M., Colón-Emeric, C., Naylor, M.D., Barroso, J. & Anderson, R.A. (2016). Transitional care in skilled nursing facilities: A multiple case study. BMC Health Services Research, 16:186. DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1427-1
  • Toles, M., Colón-Emeric, C., Asafu-Adjei, J., Moreton, E., Hanson, L.C. (2016). Transitional care of older adults in skilled nursing facilities: A systematic review. Geriatric Nursing. May 17. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.04.012. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Toles, M., Moriarty, H., Coburn, K., Marcantonio, S., Hanlon, A., Mauer, E., Fisher, P., O’Connor, M., Ulrich, C., & Naylor, M. D. (2016). Managing chronic illness: Nursing contact and participant enrollment in a Medicare care coordination demonstration program. Journal of Applied Gerontology.
  • Hall, R.K., Toles, M., Massing, M., Jackson, E., Peacock-Hinton, S., O’Hare, A.M. and Colón-Emeric, C. (2015). Utilization of acute-care among patients with ESRD discharged home from skilled nursing facilities. Clinical Journal of the American Nephrology Society, 10(3), 428-34.
  • Anderson, R. A., Toles, M., Corazzini, K., McDaniel, R. R., Colon-Emeric, C. (2014, published online first Jun 5). Local interaction strategies and capacity for better care in nursing homes: a multiple case study. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 244. Open access: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/244/abstract.
  • Toles, M., Anderson, R.A., Massing, M., Naylor, M., Peacock-Hinton, S., Jackson, E., Colón-Emeric, C. (2014). Restarting the cycle: incidence and predictors of acute-care use after nursing home discharge. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(1), 79-85.
  • Toles, M., Young, H. & Ouslander, J. (2013). What can be done about care transitions in nursing homes? Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, 36(4), 78-85.
  • Toles, M., Barroso, J., Colón-Emeric, C., Corazzini, K., McConnell, E. & Anderson, R.A. (2012). Staff interaction strategies that optimize delivery of transitional care in a skilled nursing facility: a multiple case study. Family and Community Health, 35(4), 334-344.

Current

  • 2017-2018 Practice Change Leaders in Aging and Health Award, John A. Hartford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies. Project Title: Connect-Home: Sustaining Transitional Care in Nursing Homes. Role: PI
  • 2014-2017 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Grant #: 1KL2TR001109. Project Title: Connect-Home: Transitional Care in Nursing Homes. Role: PI

Past (selected)

  • 2013-2015 University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, Small Grant Program. Project Title: Mapping Care Transitions among Long Term Services and Supports Recipients. Role: Co-PI
  • 2011-2013 T32NR009356, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Training Program in Individualized Care for At Risk Older Adults. Project Title: Variations in Transitional Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Role: PI
  • 2011-2013 John A. Hartford Foundation/Atlantic Philanthropies Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellowship Project Title: Variations in Transitional Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Role: PI