Psychology, Personality Area, Stanford University,
Stanford, CA, in progress
Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA,
Psychology - Research Option, California State
University, Long Beach, CA, 2002
Cultural Differences in Ideal Affect across the Life
Ideal Affect and Health Care Decision Making
Graduate Advisor: Jeanne Tsai
Peer Reviewed Publications
Sims TL, Holmes T, Bravata DM, Garber AM, Nelson L,
Goldstein MK. Simple Counts of ADL Dependencies Do Not
Adequately Reflect Older Adults' Preferences toward
States of Functional Impairment. Journal of Clinical
Epidemiology, (in press).
Sims TL, Garber AM, Miller DE, Mahlow P, Bravata DM,
Goldstein MK. Advancements in FLAIR: Multimedia Quality
of Life Assessment. Proc AMIA Symp 2005.
Hyun, J, Sims TL, Bundorf, K, Garber AM, Goldstein MK.
Long-Term Care Insurance and its Relationship to
Physical and Psychological Risk Factors in the Elderly.
Tsai JL, Thomas EA, Sims TL, Park C, Hong J, Chu A, Ip
P. Ideal Affect in Later Adulthood: Similarities and
Differences Among European Americans and Chinese
Americans. (in preparation).
Sims, TL, Thomas, ET, Garber, AM, Goldstein, MK. The
Impact of Emotional and Physical Well-being on Older
Adults’ Utility for Health States of Dependency. (in
Sims, T.L. “Age, Affect Valuation, and Health-Related
Decision-Making.” Oral Presentation. Stanford Center
for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes
Research, Stanford, CA. May 2, 2007.
Sims, T.L. & Tsai, J.L. “The Influence of Ideal Affect
on Health Care Preferences.” Poster Presentation.
Society for Medical Decision Making, Pittsburgh, PA.
October 21, 2007.
Samanez-Larkin, G.R., Sims, T., & Peters, E. “The
Influence of Age-related Changes in Emotion and
Cognition on Decision Making.” Symposium.
Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
November 19, 2007.
Sims, T.L. & Tsai, J.L. “Affect Valuation Across the
Life Span: Implications for Understanding Health
Decision Making.” Oral Presentation. Gerontological
Society of America, San Francisco, CA. November 19,