Faculty

Gurwitz Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD
 The Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine
 Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health, and Quantitative Health  Sciences
 Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
 Executive Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
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University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA 1983

Areas of expertise:

  • Geriatric and gerontologic research

  • Medication use and patient safety

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases and multimorbidity

Dubeau Catherine E. DuBeau, MD

 Professor of Medicine
 Clinical Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
 Fellowship Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School (Geriatrics)

Areas of expertise:

  •  Urinary incontinence in older persons

  •  Dementia care

  •  Quality of care and quality improvement

Andrade
 Susan E. Andrade, ScD

 Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical  School

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Areas of expertise:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases

Blanchard
 Gary Blanchard, MD

 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Areas of expertise:

  •  Memory loss

  •  Helping elders maintain their independence in the community

Epstein  
 Mara Meyer Epstein, ScD

 Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases

  • Nutritional epidemiology

  • Inflammation and cancer

Gleich Gerald S. Gleich, MD

 Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA 1984UMass Memorial Medical Center - UMass Graduate Medical Education

Areas of expertise:

  •  Geriatrics

  •  Practice redesign

  •  Chronic pain management

Howard
 Elizabeth Woodcome Howard, MD

 Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Medical School:
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD 1985

Residency:
Madigan Army Medical Center

Fellowship:
UMass Memorial Medical Center - UMass Graduate Medical Education (Geriatrics)

Juchno Kathleen Juchno, MS, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

 Affiliate, Graduate School of Nursing

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Mazor
 Kathleen Mazor, EdD

 Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
 Associate Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute

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Areas of expertise:

  • Communication in healthcare

  • Health literacy

  • Patients' perspectives and experiences

McGee
 Sarah McGee, MD, MPH

 Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Jewish Hospital of St. Louis (Geriatrics)

St. Louis University (Geriatrics)

Areas of expertise:

  • Falls

  • Functional assessment

  • Patient safety and quality improvement

Morris
 Nancy Morris, PhD, ANP

 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Nursing

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Areas of expertise:
  • Health literacy and relationship to health and health outcomes

  • Health care communication

  • Enhancing self-care of older adults with chronic health conditions

  • Behavioral change to optimize health

Morse
 Randall J. Morse, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Areas of expertise:

  • Cognitive impairment and dementia

  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment

  • Polypharmacy

Oleson
 Erika N. Oleson, DO, MS

 Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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Pellegrini
 Linda M. Pellegrini, MS, GNP-BC

 Affiliate, Graduate School of Nursing

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Pulda
 
 Kathy Pulda, MS

 Nurse Practitioner

 

 

Saczynski
 
 Jane Saczynski, PhD

 Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Quantitative Health Sciences
 Assistant Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute

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Areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases

  • Delirium, Cognitive status and management of chronic diseases

  • Transitions in care


Sheikh

 Zahra Sheikh, MD, MPH

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Affiliated Faculty

Donovan Jennifer Donovan, PharmD, RPh

 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
 Assistant Dean, Curriculum and New Programs, MCPHS University
 Professor of Pharmacy Practice, MCPHS University

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Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety

  • Comparative effectiveness research

Kanaan
 Abir Kanaan, PharmD, RPH

 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
 Associate Professor of Pharmacy, MCPHS University

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Areas of expertise:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety

  • Comparative effectiveness research 

Polakoff David Polakoff, M.D., M.Sc.

 Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health
 Professor, Department of Medicine
 Chief Medical Officer and Associate Dean, Commonwealth Medicine
 Director, Center for Health Policy and Research 

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Wilner
David Wilner, MD, FACP, AGSF

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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Zhang
 Ning Zhang, PhD

 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics
 Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health University of Massachusetts Amherst School  of Public Health and Health Sciences

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Areas of expertise:

  • Obesity

  • Aging and long term care

  • Health information technology

  • Health policy, health economics and health services research

  • Program evaluation

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