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Federally Funded Elder Abuse Research

Multiple federal departments and agencies invest in elder abuse research.  Below are federal agency databases to locate elder abuse awards, open elder abuse solicitations, and elder abuse government reports.

Federal Elder Abuse Research Databases

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Elder Abuse/Financial Exploitation Awards (filter used)

Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Awards

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Current Research Information System (CRIS)

National Institute on Aging (NIA) NIH Reporter

National Science Foundation (NSF)

For award data across all federal agencies, visit (go to Award Search and then Keyword Search)

Federally-Funded Research Awards and Accompanying Published Papers

Award: Piloting a Comprehensive Caregiver Intervention: A Pathway to Preventing Elder Mistreatment

Gassoumis, Z. D., Martinez, J. M., Yonashiro‐Cho, J., Mosqueda, L., Hou, A., Han, S. D., ... & Wilber, K. H. (2024). Comprehensive Older Adult and Caregiver Help (COACH): A person‐centered caregiver intervention prevents elder mistreatment. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 72(1), 246-257.

Award: Elder Abuse Prevention Demonstration Project: Planning Phase

Yahner, J., Hussemann, J., & Henderson, E. (2022). Building Late-Life Resilience to Prevent Elder Abuse: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of the EMPOWER Program (#304530). Final report submitted to the National Institute of Justice.

Award: Mass Marketing Elder Fraud Intervention

DeLiema, M., Langton, L., Brannock, D., & Preble, E. (2024). Fraud victimization across the lifespan: Evidence on repeat victimization using perpetrator data. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 1-24.

Award: Developing a Taxonomy to Understand and Measure Outcomes of Success in Community-Based Elder Mistreatment Interventions

Burnes, D., MacNeil, A., Nowaczynski, A., Sheppard, C., Trevors, L., Lenton, E., ... & Pillemer, K. (2021). A scoping review of outcomes in elder abuse intervention research: The current landscape and where to go next. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 57, 101476.

Award: Defining Late-Life Poly-victimization and Identifying Associated Mental and Physical Health Symptoms

Burnett, J., Suchting, R., & Cannell, M.B. (2021). Defining Late-Life Poly-victimization and Identifying Associated Mental and Physical Health Symptoms and Mortality (#302238). Final Report submitted to the National Institute of Justice.

Elder Abuse Government Reports

Original Research

Research Syntheses and Workshops

Visit the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to search for reports on elder abuse and financial exploitation.

Updated April 22, 2024