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Phone: 765-494-6506


JNSN 216
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Greg Arling

Professor, School of Nursing

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity
  • Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities

School of Nursing Research Area(s)

  • Care of the Older Adult
  • Health Policy and Evaluation
  • Healthcare Systems and Organizations


Dr. Arling’s research interests are in health care quality assessment, evaluation, and policy analysis. Much of his research has been with elderly populations in long-term care settings. He has helped develop comprehensive measures of care quality, assessed the accuracy and effectiveness of these measures, and applied them to quality improvement, public reporting and pay-for-performance. He also has studied transitions between care settings, such as hospital, nursing home, and community care. He has been a principal or co-investigator on projects supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Veterans Health Administration, National Institute on Aging, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and state Medicaid programs.


  • PhD, 1974, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Current Courses

  • Nur 691 - Health Care Research Methods
  • Nur 510 - Research and Evidence Based Practice

Selected Publications

  • Arling, G., Miech, E. J., Myers, L. J., Sexson, A., & Bravata, D. M. (2023). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on blood pressure control after a stroke or transient ischemic attack among patients at VA Medical Centers. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 32(6). PMID: 37084497
  • Xu, D., & Arling, G. (2023). Are frail older people from racial/ethnic minorities at double jeopardy of putting off healthcare during the pandemic? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(2), 1034. PMID: 36673788
  • Xu, D., Lewis, T., Rurka, M., & Arling, G. (2022). Approach to systematically examine the usefulness of quality measures in practice: Minnesota’s nursing home quality indicators and scoring approach. BMJ Quality & Safety, 32(6), 2019-2029. PMID: 36192147
  • Hass, Z., Abrahamson, K., & Arling, G. (2022). Ownership change and care quality: Lessons from Minnesota’s experience with value-based purchasing. Innovation in Aging, 6(4), PMID: 35712326.
  • Arling G, Perkins A, Myers L, Sico J, Bravata D*. (2022) Blood pressure trajectories and outcomes for veterans presenting at VA Medical Centers with a stroke or transient ischemic attack. The American Journal of Medicine. 135(7), 889-896. PMID: 35292287