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Lindsay J. Peterson

Instructor, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida

I am a former newspaper writer, now research assistant professor in the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida. I direct our nursing home internship program, in which our students spend a semester shadowing a nursing home administrator. I conduct research on decision-making in long-term care, including disaster preparation and the tools available to help people choose a nursing home and engage in advance care planning.


  • 2018–present
    Research assistant professor, University of South Florida
  • 2016–2018
    Instructor, University of South Florida


  • 2016 
    University of South Florida, PhD, gerontology
  • 1983 
    University of Missouri, MS, journalism

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    The Consumer's Voice: Complaints in Nursing Homes
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Donaghue Foundation
  • 2018
    Project manager
    Funding Source:
    National Institute on Aging