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Tetyana P. Shippee, PhD

Dr. Shippee is an expert in quality and equity in

long-term services and supports (assisted living, nursing homes, home and community based services), with interdisciplinary training and expertise in gerontology and sociology. Her work aims to inform policy and practice in transforming how long-term care is delivered.

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The EQuaLS Lab

The EQuaLS (Equity, QUAlity and Long-term Services and Supports) “lab” is led by Dr. Shippee.  The objective of the EQuaLS team is to develop and assess system-level approaches to improving person-centered quality in long-term care services and supports and to develop and assess system-level solutions to address health equity.  

The team consists of Master’s students, Ph.D. students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and faculty members from the University of Minnesota.


Research Methods

(MPH-level; open to all graduate students)

Aging & Society

(Gerontology minor; University wide)


Perspectives on Aging

(Gerontology minor; University wide)

Post-Acute Care Equity

(MHA course; open to all graduate students)


Maternal health and resources significant predictors of daughters’ self-rated health

Jan 7, 2016


Lead researcher Tetyana Shippee, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health policy & management at University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health focuses on social gerontology and health disparities. Her research was motivated by her desire to examine the intergenerational transmission of health over time and how this process may differ by race/ethnicity.

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Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities Research

 August 2, 2021

In June 2020, Tetyana P. Shippee, Ph.D., a social gerontologist, was about to publish work on nursing home disparities when data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that COVID-19 was striking the older population at escalating rates. Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities were hardest hit, with infections and death rates reaching new peaks daily. Dr. Shippee’s research became immediately relevant to urgent efforts addressing the public health crisis. Her team at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis  had been studying racial disparities and quality of life (QOL) in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Minnesota and the nation.

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