JENNIFER MARTINDALE-ADAMS, Ed.D., M.S.

Associate Professor
Preventive Medicine

Office: 8102 VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER
1030 JEFFERSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 381040000
Tel: (901) 577-7485
jmartindale@uthsc.edu

Education

  • Ed.D., Memphis State University, Memphis, TN, Counseling and Personnel Services, Emphasis in Gerontology
  • M.S., Memphis State University, Memphis, TN, Counseling and Personnel Services, Emphasis in Gerontology
  • M.S., Memphis State University, Memphis, TN, Geriatrics, Emphasis in Health Care
  • B.S., Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, Psychology and Sociology

Research Interest/Speciality

Implementation/Training

Agency

Dates

Amount

VA Caregiver Center.  Teaching VA staff nationwide to deliver evidence based interventions

Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program

2011- ongoing

$396,000 per year

Research Study

Agency

Dates

Amount

Telephone Support During Overseas Deployment for Military Spouses

DoD - Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP)

4/01/11-3/30/17

$1,016,828

Effect of Dementia Caregiver Interventions on Healthcare Cost

NIA

9/30/13 – 7/31/16

$597,313

Implementation of REACH into Indian Country: Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregivers Health in Tribal Communities

Rx Foundation

2/1/15 – 1/31/18

$371,352

Integrating Caregiver Support into MS Care

VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (RR&D) Small Projects in Rehabilitation (SPiRe).

7/1/16-6/30/18

$200,000

My Current CV

Research Description

Active Grants VA Clinical Network (26 sites), NHLBI SPRINT-MIND. Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension Substudy. L. Nichols, SPRINT-MIND Principal Investigator; William Cushman, MD, SPRINT Principal Investigator. 08/31/08 - 08/30/18, $1,868,503. SPRINT-MIND - Role: Co-Principal Investigator. Department of Defense - Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP). Telephone Support During Deployment for OEF/OIF Spouses. L. Nichols, 4/01/11-3/30/16, $1,016,828. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. NIA. Effect of Dementia Caregiver Interventions on Healthcare Cost; Grant Number: 1R01AG046224. L. Nichols, 09/30/2013 – 07/31/2016, $597,313. Role: Co-Investigator. VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (RR&D) Small Projects in Rehabilitation (SPiRe). Integrating Caregiver Support into MS Care, L. Nichols, 7/1/16-6/30/18, $200,000. Role: Co-Investigator.

Research Interest/Specialty

I am a counselor with interests that include promoting well-being and quality of life through empowerment and skills building as well as the effectiveness of delivery of education and support by telephone support groups. My research is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and the Department of the Army. In February 2011, our research became the basis for two evidence-based national service programs for the Veterans Health Administration as part of the implementation of the VA’s caregiver legislation. The Caregiver Center at the Memphis VA Medical Center provides training to VA staff across the country to work with dementia, SCI and TBI caregivers and with spouses of post 9/11 Veterans.

Publications

  1. Nichols, LO, Martindale-Adams, J, Burns, R, Zuber, J, Graney, MJ. REACH VA: Moving from Translation to System Implementation. Gerontologist, 56 (1), 135-44, 2016.
  2. Salgado-García, FI, Zuber, JK, Graney, MJ, Nichols, LO, Martindale-Adams, JL, Andrasik, F. Smoking and Smoking Increase in Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients. Gerontologist, 55 (5), 780-92, 2015.
  3. Martindale-Adams, J, Nichols, LO, Zuber, J, Burns, R, Graney, MJ. Dementia Caregivers' Use of Services for Themselves. Gerontologist, 2015.
  4. Nichols L, Martindale-Adams J, Zuber J, Graney M.. Service Member Need and Supportive Services Use of Military/Veteran Spouses.. Military Behavioral Health, 2015.
  5. Nichols LO, Martindale-Adams J, Zuber J, Graney M, Burns R, et al.. Support for Spouses of Post Deployment Service Members. Military Behavioral Health, 2015.
  6. Nichols, LO, Martindale-Adams, J, Burns, R, Graney, MJ, Zuber, J. Typical and atypical dementia family caregivers: systematic and objective comparisons. Int J Aging Hum Dev, 72 (1), 27-43, 2011.
  7. Nichols, LO, Martindale-Adams, J, Burns, R, Graney, MJ, Zuber, J. Translation of a dementia caregiver support program in a health care system--REACH VA. Arch Intern Med, 171 (4), 353-9, 2011.
  8. Nichols, L, Martindale, J, Greene, WA, Burns, Graney, M.. Dementia Caregivers Most Pressing Concerns. Clinical Gerontologist, 32, 1–14, 2009.
  9. Nichols, LO, Chang, C, Lummus, A, Burns, R, Martindale-Adams, J, Graney, MJ, Coon, DW, Czaja, S, ,. The cost-effectiveness of a behavior intervention with caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease. J Am Geriatr Soc, 56 (3), 413-20, 2008.
  10. Burns, R, Graney, MJ, Lummus, AC, Nichols, LO, Martindale-Adams, J. Differences of self-reported osteoarthritis disability and race. J Natl Med Assoc, 99 (9), 1046-51, 2007.
  11. Belle, SH, Burgio, L, Burns, R, Coon, D, Czaja, SJ, Gallagher-Thompson, D, Gitlin, LN, Klinger, J, Koepke, KM, Lee, CC, Martindale-Adams, J, Nichols, L, Schulz, R, Stahl, S, Stevens, A, Winter, L, Zhang, S, ,. Enhancing the quality of life of dementia caregivers from different ethnic or racial groups: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med, 145 (10), 727-38, 2006.
  12. Czaja, SJ, Schulz, R, Belle, SH, Burgio, LD, Armstrong, N, Gitlin, LN, Coon, DW, Martindale-Adams, J, Klinger, J, Stahl, SM. Data and safety monitoring in social behavioral intervention trials: the REACH II experience. Clin Trials, 3 (2), 107-18, 2006.
  13. Burns, R, Nichols, LO, Graney, MJ, Martindale-Adams, J, Lummus, A. Cognitive abilities of Alzheimer's patients: perceptions of Black and White caregivers. Int J Aging Hum Dev, 62 (3), 209-19, 2006.
  14. Nichols, L., & Martindale-Adams, J.. The Decisive Moment: Caregivers’ Acceptance of the Dementia Diagnosis. Clinical Gerontologist, 1 (30), 39-52, 2006.
  15. Gitlin, LN, Roth, DL, Burgio, LD, Loewenstein, DA, Winter, L, Nichols, L, Argüelles, S, Corcoran, M, Burns, R, Martindale, J. Caregiver appraisals of functional dependence in individuals with dementia and associated caregiver upset: psychometric properties of a new scale and response patterns by caregiver and care recipient characteristics. J Aging Health, 17 (2), 148-71, 2005.
  16. Nichols, L, Martindale-Adams, J, Burns, R, Coon, D, Ory, M, Mahoney, D, Tarlow, B, Burgio, L, Gallagher-Thompson, D, Guy, D, Arguelles, T, Winter, L. Social marketing as a framework for recruitment: illustrations from the REACH study. J Aging Health, 16 (5 Suppl), 157S-76S, 2004.
  17. Burns, R, Nichols, LO, Martindale-Adams, J, Graney, MJ, Lummus, A. Primary care interventions for dementia caregivers: 2-year outcomes from the REACH study. Gerontologist, 43 (4), 547-55, 2003.
  18. Martindale, J., Nichols, L., Burns, R., & Malone, C. Telephone support groups: A lifeline for isolated Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers. Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly, 2 (3), 181-189, 2002.
  19. Burns, R, Nichols, LO, Martindale-Adams, J, Graney, MJ. Interdisciplinary geriatric primary care evaluation and management: two-year outcomes. J Am Geriatr Soc, 48 (1), 8-13, 2000.