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Center for Gerontology Staff - Keith Knapp

Keith Knapp, PhD, MHA, FACHA, CNHA

Keith Knapp, PhD, MHA, FACHA, CNHA

Visiting Senior Scientist



Gero 100 Honors:  Introduction to the Aging Experience


President and CEO, Christian Care Communities
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in general studies (arts and sciences), University of Kentucky, 1978; master’s degree in hospital and health administration, Xavier University, 1980; Ph.D. in gerontology, University of Kentucky, 2005
Professional experience includes: COO, Christian Care Communities (2006-09); CEO, The Episcopal Church Home of Kentucky (1999-2006); executive director/administrator, Christian Church Home of Louisville (1989-1999)
Other involvement includes: Assistant clinical professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine; chairman of the board of directors, Kentucky Association of Non-profit Homes and Services for the Aging; education committee chairman, National Association of Boards of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators; Kentucky Board of Licensure for Nursing


Interests include:

Long Term Care Leadership & Organiational Behavior, Culture Change in LTC - Person-Centered Care, Family Involvement in LTC Settings,  Older Offenders - Chronic Care Needs in Correctional Faciltiies, ana Interdiscplinary Collaboration,


Representative Publications

  • Furman, C., Kelly, S. Knapp, K., Mowery, R. and Miles, T. (2006). Eliciting goals of care in a nursing home. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (7): 473-479.
  • Knapp, K. and Slaton, R. (1997). Managed care: A call to action.  Nursing Homes 46(8): 38-45.
  • Mold , J. and Knapp, K. (1995). Interdisciplinary Teamwork.  In Schmele, J. (ed.) Quality Management in Nursing and Health Care. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, Inc., 125-137.

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