Nancy Orel

Nancy A. Orel, Ph.D., LPC
Executive Director of Research, Optimal Aging Institute
Bowling Green State University

EDUCATION

1979      B.S Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Psychology

1983      M.Ed. University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. Guidance and Counseling

1999      Ph.D. University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. Counselor Education. Dissertation – Qualitative Analysis of the Experiences of Grandchildren in Multigenerational Caregiving Families

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Opioid Use and Misuse amongst Middle-Aged and Older Adults
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Grandparents
HIV/AIDS and Older Adults
Sexuality and Aging
Intergenerational Relationships
Multigenerational Caregiving Families
Counseling Interventions for Older Adults and their Families

PUBLICATIONS   

Book Chapters:

     Orel, N. (2016). Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) aging: The impact of heterosexism and ageism. In P. Gerber (Ed.). The global perspectives on lesbians, gays, and bisexuals: Culture, history, and law. London, England: Praeger Press.

     Orel, N. (2016). The use and analysis of focus groups in LGBTQ research. In A. Goldberg, K. Allen, M. Barker, J. Bauermeister, L. Diamond, N. Knauer, M. Moore, & R. Oswald (Eds.). The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies. New York: Sage Publishing Company.

     Orel, N. (2016). Family lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender grandparents.  In A. Goldberg, K. Allen, M. Barker, J. Bauermeister, L. Diamond, N. Knauer, M. Moore, & R. Oswald (Eds.). The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies. New York: Sage Publishing Company.

     Orel, N., & Fruhauf, C. (2015). The intersection of culture, family, and individual aspects: A guiding model for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults. In N. Orel & C. Fruhauf (Eds.). The lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults: Understanding challenges and resilience (pp 3 – 24). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

     Swartz, C., Bunting, M., Fruhauf, C., & Orel, N., (2015). The meaning of spirituality in end-of-life decisions among LGBT older adults. In N. Orel & C. Fruhauf (Eds.). The lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults: Understanding challenges and resilience (pp 91 – 110). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

     Fruhauf, C., & Orel, N. (2015). Conclusions: Fostering resilience in LGBT aging individuals and families. In N. Orel & C. Fruhauf (Eds.). The lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults: Understanding challenges and resilience (pp. 217 – 228). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

     Orel, N., & Fruhauf, C. (2013). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Grandparenting.  In A. Goldberg & K. R. Allen (Eds.). LGBT parent families (pp177-192). New York: Springer 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.

     Orel, N. (2006). Community needs assessment: Documenting the need for affirmative services for gay, lesbian, and bisexual elders. In D. Kimmel, T. Rose, & S. David (Eds.). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging: Research and clinical perspectives (pp. 321 – 346). New York: Columbia University Press.

     Orel, N. (2006). Lesbian and bisexual women as grandparents: The centrality of sexual orientation on the grandparent-grandchild relationship. In D. Kimmel, T. Rose, & S. David (Eds.). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging: Research and clinical perspectives (pp. 248 – 274). New York: Columbia University Press.

     Kimmel, D., Rose, T., & Orel, N., Greene, B. (2006). Historical context for research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging. In D. Kimmel, T. Rose, & S. David (Eds.). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging: Research and clinical perspectives (pp. 1 – 26). New York: Columbia University Press.

     Orel, N. (2001). Counseling interventions in institutional settings. In E. Welfel & E.  Ingersoll (Eds.). The mental health desk reference (pp. 326-333). New York: Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Refereed Articles:

     Orel, N. (2016). Families and social support systems of LGBT elders. In K. Hash (Ed.). Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics (ARGG) – Special Focus on LGBT Elders. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

     Orel, N., & Coons, D. (2016). The challenges of change: How can we meet the care needs of the ever-evolving LGBT family? Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, 40(2), 41-45.

     Orel, N. (2014). Investigating the needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults: The use of qualitative and quantitative methodology. Journal of Homosexuality, 61, 53-78.

     King, S., & Orel, N. (2012). 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, 24, 346-370.

     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.

     Orel, N. (2012). Grandparenting as an LGBT older adult. Aging Today Online (November 23, 2012). http://asaging.org/blog/grandparenting-lgbt-older-adult.

     Vance, D., McGuinness, T., Orel, N., & Fazeli, P. (2011). Successful aging and the epidemiology of HIV. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 6,  181-192.

    Stein, C., & Orel, N. (2011). Strong family ties: Relationships between adult children and their mothers who live in residential care. American Psychological Association Member Bulletin, 52-53.

    Stelle, C., Fruhauf, C., Orel, N., & Landry-Meyer, L (2010). Grandparenting in the 21st century: Issues of heterogeneity in grandparent-grandchild relationships. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(8), 682-701.

     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 (pp. 350- 354). 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 (pp. 357- 359). 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 (pp. 358-360). New York: Sage Publishing Company.

     Orel, N., Stelle, C., Watson, W., & Bunner, B. (2010). No one is immune: A community education partnership addressing HIV/AIDS and older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29(3), 352-370.

     Orel, N. (2010). The graying of the AIDS pandemic: A call for collaboration between aging network organizations and AIDS service organizations. AIDS Community Research Initiative of America.

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, June).  No one is immune: A community education partnership addressing HIV/AIDS and older adult. Journal of Applied Gerontology. First available on line at http://jag.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0733464809337412v1.     

     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.

     Fruhauf, C., & Orel, N. (2008). Developmental issues of grandchildren who provide care to grandparents. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 67(3), 209-230.

     Orel, N., Landry-Meyer, L., & Spence, M. (2007). Women’s caregiving careers in retirement financial insecurity. ADULTSPAN Journal, 6(1), 49-62.

     Orel, N., & Fruhauf, C. (2006). Lesbian and bisexual grandmothers’ perceptions of the grandparent-grandchild relationship. Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Family Studies, 2(1), 43-70.

     Orel, N., Spence, M., & Steele, J. (2005). Getting the message out to older adults: Effective HIV health education risk reduction publications. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 24, 490-508.

     Ford, R., & Orel, N. (Winter, 2005). Older adult learner in the workforce: New dimensions to workforce training needs. The Journal of Career Development, 3202 (2), 1-14.

     Orel, N., Wright, J., & Wagner, J. (2004). The scarcity of HIV/AIDS risk reduction materials targeting the needs of older adults among state departments of public health. The Gerontologist, 44, 693-696.

     Orel, N. (2004). Gay, lesbian, bisexual elders: Expressed needs and concerns across focus groups. Journal of Gerontological Social Work 43(2-3), 57-77.

     Orel, N., Ford, R., & Brock, C. (2004). Women’s financial planning for retirement: The impact of disruptive life events. Journal of Women and Aging, 16(3-4), 39-53.

     Orel, N., Dupuy, P., & Wright, J. (2004). Auxiliary caregivers: The perceptions of grandchildren within Multigenerational caregiving environments. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 2, 67-95

     Orel, N., Grove, P., & Shannon, L. (2003). Positive connections: A programme for children who have a parent with a mental illness.  Child and Family Social Work, 8, 113-122.

     Orel, N., & Dupuy, P. (2002). Grandchildren living within multigenerational caregiving environments: Coping strategies and ramifications. Child Study Journal, 32(4), 193-214

     Orel, N. (1998). Ethical considerations in assessing the competency of older adults: A provision of informed consent. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 20, 189-201.

     Schondel, C., Shields, G., & Orel, N. (1992). Development of an instrument to measure volunteer’s motivation in working with people with AIDS. Social Work in Health Care, 17, 53-71.