Center for Family and Demographic Research
Associate Professor and Director of Gerontology Program
Ph.D., University of Toledo, 1999
Dr. Orel's teaching and research interests include qualitative studies exploring grandchildren's perceptions of grandparent-grandchild relationships, and grandchildren's perceptions of multigenerational care giving. Her current research interests include studies in gerontological counseling, and investigating the impact of disruptive life events (e.g., care giving, divorce) on retirement patterns among women of the Baby Boom generation.
Orel, N. (Forthcoming). Investigating the needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults: The use of qualitative and quantitative methodology. Journal of Homosexuality – invited special issue.
King, S., & Orel, N. (Forthcoming). Midlife and older gay men living with HIV/AIDS: The influence of resiliency and psychosocial stress factors on health needs. The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.
Orel, N., & Watson, W. (2012). Addressing diversity in sexuality and aging: Key considerations for healthcare providers. Journal of Geriatric Care Management, 22(1), 13-18.
Vance, D., McGuinness, T., Orel, N., & Fazeli, P. (2011). Successful aging and the epidemiology of HIV. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 6, 181-192.
Orel, N. (2010). Intergenerational relationships and informal care within the family: Addressing the needs of auxiliary caregivers. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 8(2), 200-202.
Orel, N. (2010). Elder abuse, neglect and maltreatment in institutions. In B. Fisher, & S. Lab (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. New York: Sage Publishing Company.
Orel, N. (2010). Statutory responses to elder abuse, neglect and maltreatment. In B. Fisher, & S. Lab (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. New York: Sage Publishing Company.
Orel, N. (2010). Theories of elder abuse, neglect and maltreatment. In B. Fisher, & S. Lab (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. New York: Sage Publishing Company.
Fruhauf, C., Orel, N., & Jenkins, D. (2010). The coming-out process of grandfathers: Perceptions of their adult children’s influence. In C. Fruhauf & D. Mahoney (Eds.). Older GLBT family and community life (pp. 96-115). New York: Routledge.
Fruhauf, C., & Orel, N. (2009). Grandchildren caregivers: Individual and family development, International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development Bulletin, 56(2), 12-16.
Emlet, C., Gerkin, A., & Orel, N. (2009). The graying of HIV/AIDS: Preparedness and needs of the aging network in a changing epidemic. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52, 803-814.
Orel, N., Stelle, C., Watson, W., & Bunner, B. (2009). No one is immune: A community education partnership addressing HIV/AIDS and older adult. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29: 352.
Orel, N. (2009). A case report of fraud: A commentary. Journal of Controversial Medical Claims, 16(2), 5-8.
Fruhauf, C., Orel, N., & Jenkins, D. (2009). Grandfathers’ perceptions of their adult children’s influence on their coming out process to grandchildren. Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Family Studies, 67, 209-230.