Friends and Advisors
Yeates Conwell, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program
Director, URMC Office for Aging Research and Health Services
Co-Director, UR Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide
Co-Director, Injury Control Research Center on Suicide Prevention
Interests: Geriatric mental health; suicide prevention; innovations in service system design; comprehensive, integrated care delivery
Carol Podgorski, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.M.F.T.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry
Institute for the Family
Interests: Older adult health; intergenerational influences and opportunities; family and marriage therapy; dementia care; community-based service and support; croquet
Marc Berliant, M.D.
Raymond J. Mayewski Professor of Medicine
Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Medicine
Chief, General Medicine Division
Interests: Health care delivery models, the patient centered medical home and quality and safety in transitional medical care
Robert G. Holloway, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Public Health Sciences
Interests: Neurology, dementia, health services, clinical trials, quality of care, cost-effectiveness
Wallace Johnson, M.D.
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Director, Center for Primary Care
Ralph W. Prince Professor of Medicine
Interests: New Models of Care Delivery and Reimbursement in the Primary Care Setting
Robert McCann, M.D., FACP
Highland Hospital Chief of Medicine
Acting Geriatrics Division Chief Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine
Interests: Geriatrics education, innovative models of care, palliative care, leadership development
Accountable Health Partners
Thomas V. Caprio, M.D., M.P.H., CMD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nursing
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Director, Interdisciplinary Geriatric Training Program
Project Co-Director, Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center
Director, University of Rochester Geriatric Assessment Clinic
Director of Education, Strong Health Geriatrics Group
Medical Director, Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester
Medical Director, Visiting Nurse Hospice and Palliative Care
Project Director, GRECC Connects (Canandaigua VAMC)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Aging
Monroe Community Hospital
Interests: Geriatric interprofessional education and practice, health services research, palliative care, comprehensive geriatric assessment, quality of care in long-term care settings, and end-of-life care in nursing homes
Vicky Hines, President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester & Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service
Interests: Home care, senior friendly communities, Alzheimer's disease, Family caregivers, Use of technology in community based health care
Deborah A. King, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)
Associate Chair for Education
Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Services, Department of Psychiatry
Chief of Education, Training and Dissemination Core, VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
Interests: Geropsychology, late-life depression, suicide prevention, education and training
Jurgis Karuza, Ph.D.
Interests: Psychology of aging, physician and staff organization in long term care, quality of care in nursing homes, geriatric education, knowledge transfer, program evaluation
Mark Mapstone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate Director, Memory Care Program
Interests: Neuropsychology, Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive aging, memory, biomarkers
Supriya G. Mohile, M.D., M.S.
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
Interests: Geriatric Oncology; quality of life; health outcomes research; gastrointestinal cancers; genitourinary cancers
Tobie H. Olsan, Ph.D., R.N., CNL, NEA-BC, FNAP
UR School of Nursing
Interests: Learning collaboratives, quality improvement, team
Marilyn Rosen, M.L.S.
Biomedical Sciences Librarian - Education and Information
Interests: Complementary and alternative medicine, geriatrics, urology, social work, cancer, psychiatry, medical humanities, ethical.
Christopher L. Seplaki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Interests: Aging, disability, environment, frailty, methodology
Manish N. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Geriatrics/Aging
University of Rochester Medical Center
Interests: Emergency care, geriatrics, telemedicine, trauma